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  1. Top Ten Tips
    Top Ten Tips
    was $19.95 Special Price $17.96

    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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  2. Sensory Issues and High-Functioning Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders
    Sensory Issues and High-Functioning Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders
    was $21.95 Special Price $12.18

    Over 90% of people with ASD have sensory issues.

    Using the same product and easy-to-read format as the first edition, this newly expanded book explains how many children with high-functioning ASD relate to the world through their senses. The book reviews sensory terminology and how the sensory systems impact behavior. An expanded discussion of assessment tools is followed by a comprehensive chapter on evidence-based interventions. Finally, a new chapter looks at meeting a student's sensory needs throughout the day and across environments.

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  3. 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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  4. 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
    was $21.95 Special Price $12.18

    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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  5. Grandparent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Grandparent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    was $19.95 Special Price $17.96

    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. My New School
    My New School
    was $19.95 Special Price $17.96

    An interactive book that makes the move to a new school smoother!

    Independent Publisher Book Award Winner!

    For many students with autism spectrum disorder, even relatively minor changes to daily routines and schedules are overwhelming; imagine how traumatic moving to a new school would be! This interactive book is addressed directly to the student and takes a practical approach to this anxiety-provoking subject by acknowledging the difficulties transferring to a new school can bring and engaging the students in a series of proactive activities designed to lessen fears by resulting in tangible steps to take, to-do lists, checklists, etc. This book is sure to make the transition smoother. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.

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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. Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears?
    Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears?
    was $18.95 Special Price $17.06

    International Book Award Winner! 

    ForeWord Book Of The Year Award Winner!

    Meet Izzy, a feisty first grader, whose behavior is often misunderstood as she tries to cope with sensory overload. This brightly illustrated book creates an environment that is accepting of students with sensory difficulties, including those on the autism spectrum. Why Does Izzy Cover Her Ears? Dealing With Sensory Overload a great resource for occupational therapists, teachers, and parents to share with children. Resources for adults at the end of the book include definitions of sensory-related terms, discussion questions and lists of related books and web sites.
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