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  1. 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
    $21.95

    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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  2. Developing Talents
    Developing Talents
    $21.95

    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. Beyond Words
    Beyond Words
    $21.95

    Our ability to understand nonverbal communication is essential for successful social interactions. If we don't know what is being communicated, how can we respond appropriately?

    The main emphasis throughout the curriculum is that it is activity based. Like learning a new language, what is needed is a lot of practice and repetition. A wide variety of engaging activities are used to teach and reinforce skills, including listening practice, games, movie clips, role-plays, and apps. This curriculum has two goals. The first goal is that students become better communicators, both at expressing themselves as well as understanding others. The second is that they have fun and enjoy the process of learning these new skills.

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  4. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Adult Self-Report (UCC-SR-ADULT)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Adult Self-Report (UCC-SR-ADULT)
    $24.95

    A way to learn how the adult with ASD perceives their own challenges and what they see as their strengths and skills.

    The UCC is designed to assist in developing individualized, targeted interventions and supports. The Underlying Characteristics Checklists Self-Report-Adolescent (UCC-SR-ADULT) is a non-standardized assessment tool for use with adolescents (ages 18+) diagnosed with ASD or 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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  5. The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum
    The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum
    $23.95

    What parents need to know before their child goes to college!

    Sending a son or daughter off to college can be daunting and fear-provoking for most parents, but if your child has an autism spectrum disorder, the challenge is magnified many times over. This parent-friendly book, made especially so because it is written by parents who also are autism professionals, takes the fear and mystery out of the college experience. Learn how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff, what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an effective self-advocate on campus, what assistance can be reasonably be expected and much, much more.

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  6. Push to Open
    Push to Open
    $20.95

    Universal design means that everyone succeeds!

    This practical and simple guide offers strategies that help remove common barriers to success for students with autism, while also benefiting many other students in the general education classroom. The book offers a proactive planning guide with RtI and PBIS strategies to help teachers understand some of the most critical characteristics of autism and plan their classroom environment and teaching methods to address sensory, communication, social and instructional issues.

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  7. Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health
    Intimate Relationships and Sexual Health
    $29.95

    Keep your student safe and informed. It is essential that all people, including those on the spectrum understand sexuality. 

    This comprehensive, well-researched curriculum fills a long-felt need in the autism community; a frank, up-to-date resource on sexuality tailored to the unique characteristics of high-functioning adolescents and adults with ASD. Using evidence-based practices, the authors present "all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask/teach", taking into the consideration the autistic learning style. The curriculum comes complete with lessons, activities, downloadable handouts, resources, and more. All the handouts are created for easy duplication and individualization. 

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  8. FLIPP the Switch
    FLIPP the Switch
    $24.95

    Evidence-based strategies that can be used at home, in school, in the community, and at work to improve exectutive functioning skills

    A practical book written for parents and educators by parents and educators. The target audience is anyone who works with young people aged 3-22 who have executive functioning difficulties. Readers receive specific instructions, templates, and how-to scenarios for 25 strategies -- five strategies for each of the five FLIPP components – flexibility, leveled emotionality, impulse control, planning, and problem solving. This book is indispensable for anyone who wants to minimize behavior challenges, maximize on-task behavior, and support positive social-emotional development in a child or student. 

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  9. Behavior Mapping
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    $21.95

    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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  10. Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool
    Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool
    $21.95

    Life can be a lot easier - help children to learn new skills for handling their stress.

    Mom's Choice Award Winner!

    When parenting, teaching and working with children who have social, emotional, and/or sensory challenges, we often put the emphasis on learning new skills, but stress management skills are often not addressed. This is unfortunate, because stress creates barriers to the very things we are trying to teach. Besides, it can lead to meltdowns. In short, it is crucial that children learn and develop skills to manage their stress as independently as possible. Totally Chill: My Complete Guide to Staying Cool is a stress management workbook for children. Fun graphics and an interactive style make it ideal for children grades 3 through middle school.

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