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  1. Developing Talents
    Developing Talents

    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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  2. Destination Friendship
    Destination Friendship

    Social skills instruction embedeed into social activities -- the way it should be!

    Written by a team of two board-certified behavior analysts, special educators, a speech-language pathologist, and an occupational therapist, this book provides easy-to-use, research-based strategies and activities that support the development of friendship skills in children with ASD within an active and fun learning environment. From the initial session, participants learn that what they say and do has a direct impact on others. Adult Tour Guides (TGs) act as a personal GPS system by offering subtle coaching and social scripting throughout theme-based sessions that include social activities and situations in which children have immediate opportunities to practice their friendship skills. Foreword by Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.

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  3. 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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  4. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Classic Autism (UCC-CL)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Classic Autism (UCC-CL)

    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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  5. Building Social Relationships 2
    Building Social Relationships 2

    Autism Society of America's Outstanding Literary Award

    Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum organizes the many evidence-based social skills strategies and resources currently available to make it easier for parents and educational professionals to teach social skills and design social skills programs for children with ASD. A comprehensive five-step model addresses the need for social programming for children and adolescents with ASD. This second edition, emphasizes the importance of targeting both social skills and social-cognitive processing.

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  6. Building Independence
    Building Independence

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    Increase Independence and engagement.  Provide a sense of accomplishment.

    Structured work systems provide visual information about what work needs to be done, how much works needs to be done, when the work is complete and what will happen next. Due to the predictability and sense of accomplishment that is built into the system, many individuals with ASD find that structured work time is their favorite time of the day. Full of color photos and case examples spanning different ages and levels of functioning, the book provides an A-Z guide to work systems, including assessment, strategies for building work systems into the curriculum, IEPs, and lesson planning. Foreword by Gary Mesibov, PhD.

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  7. Big Picture Thinking
    Big Picture Thinking

    Does your student have difficulties in understanding the "big picture" and supporting details? This can help.

    Many people who have difficulties with social cognition, including those on the autism spectrum, do not see the big picture of a situation. That is, they tend to focus, or even hyper-focus, on details and have difficulty recognizing the main idea, topic or general point in conversations, stories or pictures. This is often referred to as challenges in central coherence. Big Picture Thinking Using Central Coherence Theory to Support Social Skills was written to help students with autism and related disabilities use individual pieces of social information fit into a larger context, so that they may begin to become big picture thinkers and, therefore, be more successful.

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  8. Behavior Mapping
    Behavior Mapping

    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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  9. Autism as Context Blindness
    Autism as Context Blindness

    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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  10. Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual 2
    Asperger Syndrome: An Owner's Manual 2

    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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