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  1. Let's Talk Emotions
    Let's Talk Emotions
    $24.95

    Understanding the emotions of yourself and others creates a path to friendship.

    Understanding emotions - their own and others' - poses a major challenge for children with autism spectrum and other social cognitive challenges, causing frustration and misunderstanding and often behavioral outbursts. This collection of easy-to-use activities for children ages 4-18 gives parents, teachers, and others a valuable resource. Children learn to identify and respond to their own feelings as well as the feelings of others, thereby improving their chances of maintaining and establishing fulfilling and successful social relationships. 

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  2. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: High-Functioning Autism (UCC-HF)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: High-Functioning Autism (UCC-HF)
    $24.95

    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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  3. Destination Friendship
    Destination Friendship
    $23.95

    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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  4. A 5 is Against the Law!
    A 5 is Against the Law!
    $22.95

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    Help for teaching about personal boundaries and potential legal consequences of unacceptable behaviors.

     Autism Society Award Winner! 

    Building on Kari Dunn Buron's popular book, The Incredible 5-Point Scale, this title takes a look at challenging behavior with a particular focus on social behaviors that can be problematic for adolescents and young adults who have difficulty understanding and maintaining social boundaries. Using a direct and simple style with lots of examples and hands-on activities, A 5 Is Against the Law! speaks directly to adolescents and young adults. A section of the book is devoted to how to cope with social anxiety before it begins to escalate, often leading to impulsive and unacceptable social behavior. Throughout the book, readers are encouraged to think about their own behavior and create an anxiety scale that applies to his or her particular emotions and situations.

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  5. The ASD Nest Model
    The ASD Nest Model
    $29.95

    A framework for inclusive education for higher functioning children with autism spectrum disorders. With results-driven strategies on every page, be sure to add this must-read title to your ASD resources.

    This well-researched and evidence-based inclusion program, implemented by NYC Public Schools, uses a positive behavior support approach and incorporates strategies that address areas of difficulties common in children with autism spectrum disorder, specifically sensory functioning, social relatedness, self-regulation, managing anxiety, and selective cognitive problems.

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  6. Special Considerations for Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide for School Administrators
    Special Considerations for Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Guide for School Administrators
    $21.95

    Parents: Does your child's prinicipal understand ASD? This can help!

    School administrators: Do you understand your students with ASD? This can help!

    School administrators play a key role in creating a mind-set of acceptance of learners with special needs and their families within their school district, region, or school. In many instances, a school administrator guides decisions regarding how teachers address behavioral challenges. This book provides school administrators with useful, practical suggestions and strategies that can increase student achievement, engagement, positive behavior, and social skills for high-functioning students on the spectrum; and increase positive interactions between families and school personnel.

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  7. Plausible Answers to the Question: "Why Do They Do That?"
    Plausible Answers to the Question: "Why Do They Do That?"
    $22.95

    Understand the young child with autism a little bit better!

    This hands-on reference for parents, other caregivers, and teachers ttakes a unique approach to children's behaviors that often dismay and puzzle adults. Using a practical and reader-friendly format, the book presents the following: each behavior on a two-page spread; clear and easy-to-read sections such as: Question & Plausible Answers (does it stem from social, sensory, communication issues), Basic Training (suggestions for what to do), Over and Above (further ideas, who to consult in serious cases, etc.), Red Flags (first signs that the behavior needs attention), and What's Next (possible followup).

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  8. 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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  9. Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Early Intervention (UCC-EI)
    Underlying Characteristics Checklist: Early Intervention (UCC-EI)
    $24.95

    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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  10. Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience
    Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience
    $23.95

    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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