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  1. 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
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    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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  2. Developing Talents
    Developing Talents
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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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  3. Learning the Hidden Curriculum
    Learning the Hidden Curriculum
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    The hidden curriculum is one of the most important things to learn!

    This valuable book contains a myriad of hidden curriculum items that pertain to most areas of adult life. In relating how she personally has learned to more successfully maneuver social interactions, Endow presents a framework for developing the ability to more quickly assess a situation and take steps to avoid making social blunders BEFORE they have been committed. 

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  4. Initiations and Interactions
    Initiations and Interactions
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    Research shows that parents are the best teachers!

    Research shows that an early start is the key to successful intervention for children with autism. This easy-to-read, well-researched book shows how to increase your child's skills and reduce negative behaviors at home. It provides examples of how parents can use use simple, everyday tools such as books, toys, visual schedules to teach skills at mealtime, bedtime, in the car, etc.. . 

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: High-Functioning Autism (UCC-HF)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: High-Functioning Autism (UCC-HF)
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    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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  8. Grandparent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Grandparent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
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    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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  9. Friendly Facts
    Friendly Facts
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    Mom's Choice Award!

    Making and keeping friends doesn't come easy for children with autism spectrum disorder. Many children need to learn a range of strategies to expand their social skills, such as reading facial expressions and body language. This interactive curriculum aimed at children ages 7-11, addresses these challenges by breaking down the complex concept of making friends into simpler ideas. Through fun, engaging activities, children practice and gain real-life knowledge of the major "secrets" of making and keeping friends. By gaining the foundation for making and keeping friends at a crucial age, children are better prepared to successfully interact with others for the rest of their lives.

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  10. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Early Intervention (UCC-EI)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Early Intervention (UCC-EI)
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    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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