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  1. The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment
    The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment
    was $21.95 Special Price $12.18

    A job is important to the self-identity of many people.

    Adults on the spectrum often have difficulty getting and keeping a job. This practical and easy-to-use book provides necessary yet often untaught information on a variety of topics related to getting a job, finding a mentor, networking, interviewing, talking with supervisors, dealing with on-the-job-frustrations, understanding the social rules at work and many other topics. Authored by two individuals on the spectrum who have extensive experience in helping others become employed and an internationally known writer and speaker.

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  2. Perfect Targets
    Perfect Targets
    $19.95

    Learn how to stop bullying!

    The majority of students with autism face torment and bullying from their peers. This book identifies the different types of bullying and what adults must do to curb bullying, helping to prevent the often lifelong effects of this behavior on its victims. Practical strategies and solutions at the school, class and individual levels are presented.

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  3. Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual
    Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual
    $17.95

    A guide to understanding autism and personal strengths and resources.  The perfect workbook.

    National Parenting Publications Award Winner!

    An Owner's Manual is an interactive workbook designed for young people grades 5 through 8 for use with guidance from a helping teacher or parent. Written for adolescents, this book describes high-functioning autism and how it can affect daily life. With the help of an adult, the child completes a series of activities related to learning style, sensory issues, emotions, relationships, and more, culminating in a written plan for each major area of his life.

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  4. 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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  5. Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    $19.95

    If you know how to solve problems -- life is much easier!

    Our lives are full of problems -- small and large -- from knowing how to find pencil to understanding what to do if you are bullied. Many individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulty coming up with effective ways to solve problems. Successful Problem-Solving for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders teaches children how to use a simple rubric to solve problems in the classroom, home, and community. 

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  6. Behavior Mapping
    Behavior Mapping
    $19.95

    A Visual Strategy for Teaching Appropriate Behavior to Individuals With Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders

    Grounded in evidence-based practice, Amy Buie's Behavior Mapping is a groundbreaking way of motivating children to make good choices and learn new skills. Better yet, due to its visual nature, this simple-to-implement strategy is effective for a range of students, regardless of age and ability level. Supported by examples and real-life vignettes, four major categories of maps are presented: Consequence Maps, Complex Behavior Maps, Language Maps, and Problem-Solving Maps covering major classroom challenges. For ease of use, owners of the book may download Behavior Map templates.

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  7. The Hidden Curriculum and Other Everyday Challenges for Elementary-Age Children With High-Functioning Autism
    The Hidden Curriculum and Other Everyday Challenges for Elementary-Age Children With High-Functioning Autism
    $14.95

    Do not keep the hidden curriculum hidden from our children!

    In this expanded edition, previously entitled "Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges for Children with Asperger Syndrome", young authors Haley Myles and Annellise Kolar give simple, no-nonsense advice on how to handle everyday occurrences that can be challenging for children with ASD. This reader-friendly book provides social rules that help children with peer relationships, school and everyday activities. Hidden curriculum ideas, including tips on Internet safety, provide children essential social rules for succeeding in an ever-changing world.

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  8. High-Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments
    High-Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments
    was $21.95 Special Price $12.18

    Learn how to stop a meltdown!

    This book offers tried-and-true solutions to minimize and circumvent the often frightening circumstances that surround the cycle of meltdowns, not only for the child with autism, but others in the environment as well. The third edition of this classic and practical book akes the reader through the stages of the cycle and emphasizes the importance of utilizing comprehensive instruction and teachable moments to stop meltdowns.

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  9. Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence
    Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence
    was $19.95 Special Price $11.07

    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. 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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