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  1. A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching
    A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching
    was $17.95 Special Price $16.16

    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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  2. Arnie and His School Tools
    Arnie and His School Tools
    was $18.95 Special Price $17.06

    Antecedent based interventions -- an evidence-based practice -- can help children with sensory challenges.

    International Book Award Winner!

    Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions to Build Success is an illustrated children's book about an exuberant little boy who had difficulty paying attention in class and doing his school work until he is given the tools to meet his sensory needs. Written from Arnie's point of view, the book uses simple language to describe some of the sensory tools and strategies he uses at school and home to help him achieve a better level of alertness and performance. Resources are provided at the end of the book, including definitions of sensory processing and sensory modulation disorder, discussion questions, and lists of related books and websites.

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  3. 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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  4. Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience
    Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience
    was $23.95 Special Price $21.56

    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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  5. Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual
    Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual
    was $17.95 Special Price $16.16

    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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  6. Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual 2
    Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual 2
    was $18.95 Special Price $17.06

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

    National Parenting Publications Award Winner!

    Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual, which was primarily written for middle school-age children. Using the same easy-to-follow format, this interactive workbook deals with issues that older adolescents and adults face such as relationships, marriage, independent living, employment, self-care, etc. This workbook is encouraging and positively written.

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  7. Autism as Context Blindness
    Autism as Context Blindness
    was $34.95 Special Price $31.46

    Dr. Vermeulen has produced a brilliant work that demands attention. Autism as Context Blindness provides a unique glance into the minds of individuals with ASD.

    The internationally known psychologist, Vermeulen explains how the autistic brain functions and highlights the impact of not understanding context. Full of often humorous examples, the book examines context as it relates to observation, social interactions, communication and knowledge. Vermeulen discusses ways to reduce context blindness. Dr. Vermeulen's insights regarding context blindness deliver fresh perspective on how individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) perceive and respond to their environment.

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  8. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Classic Autism (UCC-CL)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Classic Autism (UCC-CL)
    was $24.95 Special Price $22.46

    Identify underlying characteristics of ASD along with strengths and skills. A tool for developing individualized interventions.

    The Underlying Characteristics Checklists (UCC-CL) is designed to assist in developing individualized, targeted interventions and supports for individuals with classic autism of all ages. 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. Package of 20 blank protocols. Manual sold separately. Also in French.

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  9. Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Ziggurat Model-Release 2.0
    Designing Comprehensive Interventions for High-Functioning Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Ziggurat Model-Release 2.0
    was $49.95 Special Price $44.96

    Do you know the five levels of intervention that are necessary for successful programs?

    Autism Society Award Winner!

    The award-winning Ziggurat Model, designed for individuals across the spectrum, presents a framework for developing interventions for individuals of all ages with ASD consistent with current trends in education, including response to intervention (RTI), evidence-based practices, and positive behavior support. The Ziggurat Model 2.0 is updated with the latest research and a new version of the Underlying Characteristics Checklist for Early Intervention (UCC-EI). Foreword by Gary Mesibov, PhD.

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  10. Developing Talents
    Developing Talents
    was $21.95 Special Price $19.76

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    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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