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  1. The Incredible 5-Point Scale
    The Incredible 5-Point Scale
    $19.95

    Does your child or student have a difficult time staying calm? A simple yet powerful strategy and visual support for addressing anxiety.

    The Incredible 5-Point Scale was one of the first practical supports for teaching students to become aware of their state of regulation. The Significantly Improved and Expanded Second Edition of the now classic resource expands on the original scale by providing examples of how to use the scale across different age groups and functioning levels. New scales are designed for young children and those individuals with more classic presentations of autism, including an expanded use of the Anxiety Curve. A list of goals and objectives related to incorporating scales in student IEP's has been added.

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  2. The Way to A
    The Way to A
    $18.95

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    Help young children avoid meltdowns!

    Children with ASD are often confused by our world of rules and consequences, including how their behavior impacts others. The result -- meltdowns. This book, designed for children ages 3 to 9, presents a simple, evidence-based strategy that teaches the child how to manage his behavior. Developed for visual learners, the book's laminated pages may be written on and wiped clean as new situations come up. Thinking bubbles, arrows, and boxes help make the book easy to understand. The flowchart at the end of the book allows the the student to review her choices and celebrate the successful moments. 

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  3. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: High-Functioning Autism (UCC-HF)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: High-Functioning Autism (UCC-HF)
    $24.95

    The Underlying Characteristics Checklists (UCC) are non-standardized assessment tools intended for use with individuals of all ages who have been diagnosed with ASD or who exhibit behaviors that are often related to ASD and require intervention. The UCC is designed to assist in developing targeted interventions and supports for individuals across the lifespan. The 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. There are five versions of the UCC for use with individuals cross the lifespan.

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  4. Grandparent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Grandparent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    $19.95

    Help make time at grandma and grandpa's house better for everyone!

    Most children fit almost instinctively into grandma's house. Children with ASD often have a harder time adjusting and even a brief visit can leave a grandparent exhausted. But it doesn't have to be that way! Mucklow's book is a practical guide to turning grandparents' concern and confusion for their grandchild with ASD into a relationship of acceptance, confidence and joy. Full of rules of thumb and anecdotes, this book includes easy tried-and-true recommendations on how to deal with sensory issues,  new places and rules, dietary considerations, meltdowns, communication, selecting the right toys, participating in school and family events... and much more. 

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  5. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Early Intervention (UCC-EI)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Early Intervention (UCC-EI)
    $24.95

    The perfect assessment instrument for developing early intervention programs for very young children with characteristics of ASD

    For ages 3 months to 5 years 11 months

    The UCC is designed to assist in developing individualized, targeted interventions and supports. The Underlying Characteristics Checklists Early intervention (UCC-EI) is a non-standardized assessment tool for use with individuals from 3 months through 5 years of age 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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  6. 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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  7. A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching
    A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching
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    $17.95

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    Empower children on the spectrum to be more flexible!

    This picture book assists children on the autism spectrum, and any child for that matter, to improving their executive function skills. Specifically, children are guided to examine their black-and-white thinking in order to begin to think more flexibly. Using repeated rhymes and illustrations, the child begins to recognize that the more flexible her thinking, the better she can cope with the challenges that life presents, ultimately leading to fewer meltdowns.

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  8. 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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  9. Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence
    Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence
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    Help your child/student transition to middle/high school and experience success at school!

    Autism Society Award Winner!

    Transitions to middle and high school and the experiences in these environments pose challenges for all students. But for students with high-functioning autism the transition can be traumatic, leading to a downward emotional spiral and even depression. This comprehensive book starts with an overview of those characteristics of autism that make adolescence particularly challenging and difficult. The centerpiece of the book is a look at strategies and supports for a successful school experience for students with ASD in middle and high school.

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  10. Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience
    Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience
    $23.95

    Help make elementary school successful for your student with ASD!

    Written by an educator and mother of two children with autism spectrum disorder, this resource is comprised of practical ideas for addressing the academic and social needs of elementary-aged children with high-functioning autism. Intended for teachers and parents, specific topics include organizational accommodations, accommodations in the curriculum, developing social skills and the importance of home-school communication. Forms, checklists, and other visuals make these helpful ideas easy to implement.

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