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  1. Asperger Download
    Asperger Download
    $20.95

    The hidden curriculum for guys 11-16 years old.

    Being a teenager is an experience simultaneously shared by teens and their parents. In this book, Damian Santomauro and his mother, Josie, share the hidden curriculum of being a male teenager – unwritten social rules are spelled out.  Damian was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 5. Now as a college graduate with a PhD, he shares his experiences with teens who are experiencing what he lived through. Appropriate for teenage males ages 11-16.

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  2. A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control!
    A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control!
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    Use this game to help your student who worries.

    This hands-on activity helps highly anxious students cope with stress by identifying social and emotional challenges and analyzing how best to act. In a game format, the student places cards that list highly stressful situations into colorful pockets designating stress levels, ranging from 5-1, as the first step in changing the way he thinks about and responds to emotions, such as anxiety, sadness, and anger. Picture-word cards make the activity suitable for students with communication challenges. The kit also includes suggestions about how to incorporate the game as part of an effective behavior assessment and problem-solving activity. Now also available with picture word cards, this book is a crowd-pleaser!

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  3. Life and Love
    Life and Love
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    $21.95

    An autistic person offers solid information on living a fullfilling and productive life and love!

    Written by an adult with autism for adults on the spectrum and those who love and support them, this book is divided into two sections: life and love. In the life section, the author suggests concrete ways to deal with some of the issues and problems faced by those on the autism spectrum, including hsensory issues, maintaining a home, and managing a career. In the love section, the author includes a broad spectrum of suggestions for different types of relationships and weaves these together with the core concept of self-esteem. 

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  4. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Adolescent Self-Report (UCC-SR-ADOL)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Adolescent Self-Report (UCC-SR-ADOL)
    $24.95

    A way to learn how the adolescent with ASD perceives their own challenges and what they see as their strengths and skills.

    The UCC is designed to assist in developing individualized, targeted interventions and supports. The Underlying Characteristics Checklists Self-Report-Adolescent (UCC-SR-ADOL) is a non-standardized assessment tool for use with adolescents (ages 12-18) diagnosed with ASD or who exhibit behaviors often related to ASD. Domains assessed include: Social; Restricted Patterns of Behavior, Interests, and Activities; Communication; Sensory Differences; Cognitive Differences; Motor Differences; Emotional Vulnerability; and Medical or Other Biological Factors. The UCC includes the Individual Strengths and Skills Inventory (ISSI), a parallel tool for identifying strengths across the same domains. Package of 20 blank protocols. Manual sold separately.

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  5. Ask and Tell
    Ask and Tell
    $21.95

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    Advocacy skills must be taught because they are essential to life success. Learn from people with ASD how to teach these skills!

    Edited by Stephen Shore, Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum helps people with autism effectively self-advocate in their pursuit of independent, productive, and fulfilling lives. This books speaks to the twin issues of self-advocacy and disclosure for people with autism and is written and illustrated solely by those on the autism spectrum for people on the spectrum. Ask and Tell offers countless practical ideas and advice adjusted for different personalities and personal preferences, and always backed by the real life experiences

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  6. Developing Talents
    Developing Talents
    $21.95

    Who knows better about developing the talents of those with ASD than Temple Grandin!

    This updated and expanded edition considers the continuing dismal employment statistics for individuals with ASD. The authors take an in-depth look at entrepreneurship. Using real-life examples, they point out that many of the unique characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum lend themselves well to entrepreneurial ventures. The book explores many unnoticed aspects of vocational rehabilitation programs that provide job training and placement for people with disabilities, as well as Social Security Administration programs that offer vocational assistance. Foreword by Tony Attwood, PhD.

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  7. A 5 is Against the Law!
    A 5 is Against the Law!
    $20.95

    Help for teaching about personal boundaries and potential legal consequences of unacceptable behaviors.

     Autism Society Award Winner! 

    Building on Kari Dunn Buron's popular book, The Incredible 5-Point Scale, this title takes a look at challenging behavior with a particular focus on social behaviors that can be problematic for adolescents and young adults who have difficulty understanding and maintaining social boundaries. Using a direct and simple style with lots of examples and hands-on activities, A 5 Is Against the Law! speaks directly to adolescents and young adults. A section of the book is devoted to how to cope with social anxiety before it begins to escalate, often leading to impulsive and unacceptable social behavior. Throughout the book, readers are encouraged to think about their own behavior and create an anxiety scale that applies to his or her particular emotions and situations.

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  8. Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool
    Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool
    $21.95

    Life can be a lot easier - help children to learn new skills for handling their stress.

    Mom's Choice Award Winner!

    When parenting, teaching and working with children who have social, emotional, and/or sensory challenges, we often put the emphasis on learning new skills, but stress management skills are often not addressed. This is unfortunate, because stress creates barriers to the very things we are trying to teach. Besides, it can lead to meltdowns. In short, it is crucial that children learn and develop skills to manage their stress as independently as possible. Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool is a stress management workbook for children. Fun graphics and an interactive style make it ideal for children grades 3 through middle school.

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  9. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Adult Self-Report (UCC-SR-ADULT)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Adult Self-Report (UCC-SR-ADULT)
    $24.95

    A way to learn how the adult with ASD perceives their own challenges and what they see as their strengths and skills.

    The UCC is designed to assist in developing individualized, targeted interventions and supports. The Underlying Characteristics Checklists Self-Report-Adolescent (UCC-SR-ADULT) is a non-standardized assessment tool for use with adolescents (ages 18+) diagnosed with ASD or who exhibit behaviors often related to ASD. Domains assessed include: Social; Restricted Patterns of Behavior, Interests, and Activities; Communication; Sensory Differences; Cognitive Differences; Motor Differences; Emotional Vulnerability; and Medical or Other Biological Factors. The UCC includes the Individual Strengths and Skills Inventory (ISSI), a parallel tool for identifying strengths across the same domains. Package of 20 blank protocols. Manual sold separately.

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