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A 5 Is Against the Law! 

Social Boundaries Straight Up! An honest guide for teens and young adults

Autism Society Award Winner!

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, A 5 Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries Straight Up! An Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults speaks directly to adolescents and young adults who have anxiety, social and behavior challenges. Using a direct and simple style with multiple examples and hands-on activities, readers are encouraged to think about their own behavior and create an anxiety scale that applies to their particular emotions and situations. 


Kari Dunn Buron, MS, taught in K-12 with students on the autism spectrum for 30+ years. She developed an Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and has done volunteer autism-specific work specific in Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, Tanzania and Ghana. Kari received a Self-designed Bush Leadership Fellowship that allowed her to spend a year interviewing and working internationally with a number of scientists and researchers in the area of social cognition, education and autism with a focus on challenging behaviors.

Kari is also the co-author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale, and the author of When My Worries Get Too Big! and A "5" is Against the Law! (Autism Society America Literary Award Winner). She is the co-editor of a textbook for educators titled Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators (Autism Society America Literary Award Winner) and is the creator of an original social skills magazine designed for students with high-functioning autism called The Social Times (Gold Winner, National Parenting Publications Award and Gold Medal Winner, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards). Kari's book, Adalyn's Claire, talks about the benefits of therapy animals for children with autism and other social challenges (NAPPA Award Winner and Mom's Choice Award Winner). 

ISBN: 9781931282352

Reviews (5)

LENEXA, Kansas
May 23 2016
Customer Review: David F. Freschi - This is a very nice resource for the older child with Asperger's or social cognitive difficulties. There is a lot of flexibility for the skilled educator to adapt the scales for a variety of situations. It is also useful for the inexperienced teacher to use a direct model.
LENEXA, Kansas
May 23 2016
Customer Review: Willa Allen - Excellent. Our 15 year old autistic boy understood it and is really working on his behavior, apparently with real understanding of what the social rules are for.
LENEXA, Kansas
May 23 2016
Customer Review: Ann S. Telfer - This book is one of the best resources for teens with ASD. The author presents real life social scenarios and uses a simple behavioral approach to helping teens understand how to make an appropriate response. It is effective as an instructional tool (and therefore preventive) or as a strategic process to remediate negative social interactions. I highly recommend this book!
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