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  1. Starting Points
    Starting Points
    was $17.95 Special Price $9.96

    A good place to start!

    Starting from the premise that no two individuals with ASD are the same. The authors provide a global perspective of how the core characteristics of ASD may appear separately and/or simultaneously, and how they may look in a variety of situations. Each characteristic is then paired with a brief explanation, followed by a series of bulleted interventions. Interventions include strategies and supports that help children on the spectrum who have difficulty with abstract concepts and thoughts, difficulty understanding and regulating their behavior, and much more.

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  2. The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults
    The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults
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    Don't hide the hidden curriculum from people with ASD!

    The hidden curriculum includes: unwritten rules, metaphors and idioms, jokes and riddles, and assumptions and expectations -- information that is typically hidden from individuals with ASD. The hidden curriculum is made simple in the revised and expanded edition of this popular book. The authors provide hundreds of hidden curriculum items and a series of instructional strategies that can be used to teach the hidden curriculum. Instructional aids include charts, forms, and templates designed to make the job of teaching and learning the hidden curriculum more effective.

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  3. 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
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    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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  4. 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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  5. Top Ten Tips
    Top Ten Tips
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    Mom's Choice Award Winner!

    National Parenting Publications Award Winner

    Parenting children on the autism spectrum is an adventure with countless twists and turns. However, with a little help from 44 fellow parents and professionals, your daily journey can be a little less bumpy. Top Ten Tips offers over 500 practical, tried-and-true tips. This book is organized so that the reader doesn't have to read through theories or lengthy descriptions. It is practical -- short and sweet, containing the information that you want to know NOW!

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  6. Improving Speech and Eating Skills in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Improving Speech and Eating Skills in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
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    A great resource to help broaden foods in a child's diet and expand a child’s sounds and words

    Oral hypersensitivities often make it difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder to produce verbal language. This guide introduces an oral-motor protocol designed to enhance the child's ability to speak and eat by producing more normal movement patterns. It includes activities that can be incorporated into the child's daily schedule at home or at school for improved eating and speech development. The suggestions and activities will enable parents and professionals to broaden food varieties in a child's diet, increase a child's ability to accept touch inside and around the mouth, and expand the number of sounds and words produced by a child.


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  7. Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders
    Hygiene and Related Behaviors for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders
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    A fun approach to teaching healthy and socially acceptable behaviors

    Mom's Choice Award Winner! 

    This innovative curriculum teaches important hygiene skills and associated social understanding using a fun approach that targets the core characteristics and learning styles of children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. The author's generous use of structure, predictability, self-monitoring and ways to convey and check for social understanding is integrated into all discussions and activities. Topics focus on healthy and socially acceptable behaviors, addressing basic daily hygiene to picking your nose, using public restrooms, and burping and farting

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  8. High-Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments
    High-Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments
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    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. A 5 is Against the Law!
    A 5 is Against the Law!
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    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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  10. A Buffet of Sensory Interventions
    A Buffet of Sensory Interventions
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    Does your middle or high school student struggle with sensory challenges?

    A Buffet of Sensory Interventions Solutions for Middle and High School Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders offers a smorgasbord of sensory-based interventions for use by educators, occupational therapists and parents. This practical and well-researched tool focuses on middle and high school students, whose sensory needs are often overlooked. The author emphasizes the importance of fostering independence, self-advocacy and self-regulation as a way to for teens with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to take ownership of their sensory needs as they transition into adulthood.

     

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