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Featured Books

Anxiety Management for Kids on the Autism Spectrum
Christopher Lynch, PhD

A clear comprehensive guide for parents, teachers and therapists to take the first crucial step towards managing anxiety, relieving distress, and unlocking potential.

Social Skills Games and Activities for Kids with Autism
Wendy Ashcroft, Ed.D., Angela M. Delloso, Anne Marie K. Quinn

"Social Skills Games and Activities for Kids With Autism" provides complete instructions for using fun, engaging games and activities to teach social skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The games include directions for assessing skills such as asking for toys, getting the attention of others, reading nonverbal gestures, understanding perspectives, and cooperating to solve problems. Using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, the book takes teachers through motivating, prompting, shaping, modeling, and reinforcing social skills while playing the games and helping students learn to participate in other activities such as demonstrating the social skill in role plays and the natural environment. Perfect for teachers struggling to help their students with autism learn to interact socially with their peers, these games are sure to become a much-loved part of students' daily routines.

Brody the Lion- Sometimes I Roar
Dr. Kristin Wegner

Brody the lion was as proud as could be his birthday was coming he was going to be 3. But for a little autistic cub, a birthday party causes big problems. As Brody roars, his Mom & Dad do their best to calm their little cub; but when his friends are late, Brody does not get the right present, and his friends sing too loudly, it is more than this little cub can handle.This delightful book is the first book in a series written by Kristin Wegner, PhD. The book wittingly entertains preschoolers with simple text and captivating illustrations created by Alexandra Garcia. The Brody the Lion book series provide a glimpse into the world of autism and provide parents, teachers, and therapists a way to help children cope with many challenges. At end of each book, Dr. Wegner and her partner Kimberly Sattler MS, BCBA, provide teaching tips and behavioral intervention strategies. These stories and strategies are beneficial for all children, not just those with autism.

Understanding Your Child's Sensory Signals 3rd Edition
Angie Voss, OTR

The handbook provides simple every day sensory strategies and techniques to help ALL children; including SPD, autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, APD, and developmental disabilities. This handbook provides guidance and understanding as to why children do what they do in regards to unique sensory processing differences and needs. When you respect a child's sensory differences, it will change how you respond.

Calling All Minds
Temple Grandin

Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts? Temple Grandin explores the ideas behind all of those questions and more. She delves into the science behind inventions, the steps various people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, and the ways in which young inventors can continue to think about and understand what it means to tinker, to fiddle, and to innovate. And laced throughout it all, Temple gives us glimpses into her own childhood tinkering, building, and inventing.

The Warner Boys
Ana & Curt Warner

Seahawks star running back Curt Warner and his wife, Ana, were prominent figures in Seattle in the early 1990s. When they dropped from the public eye after Curt’s retirement, everyone assumed it was for a simpler life. But the reality behind their seclusion was a secret they hid from even their closest friends: their twins, Austin and Christian, had been diagnosed with severe autism. What followed was a painful struggle to hold their family and their marriage together in a home filled with chaos, emotional exhaustion, and constant fear for the safety of their unpredictable but beloved boys. Now, after years of silence, the Warners share their inspiring journey from stardom and success to heartbreaking self-imposed isolation. Above all, it’s a story of the life-changing truth that love for family and each other—no matter how challenged—is the path to healing and peace. The Warner Boys is the true story of a family who fought for their children and how they grew stronger against all odds.

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(ABLLS) Scoring Instructions and IEP Development Guide
James W. Partington ,Ph.D. Mark L. Sundberg ,Ph.D.

Strategies for scoring a specific IEP and determining educational priorities.

100 Stories of Social & Safety Awareness
Makoto Shibutani

50 stories of social awareness and 50 stories of safety awareness. Each story has a simple, easy to comprehend related illustration so your child can look at the picture while you are reading the story to your child. A checklist is attached to each story so you will be able to take data every time your child demonstrates appropriate/inappropriate behaviors and see your child's progress over time. ABA methods incorporated. Caregivers, Social Skills, Safety, Behavior, Autism, Aspergers Syndrome

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Ellen Notbohm, Veronica Zysk

Offers "try-it-now" solutions that have worked for thousands with children grappling with communication, social, sensory, behavior, self-care issues and more. - Asperger's Syndrome: Communication: Social Skills: Autism: Academics: Sensory

A "Stranger" Among US
Lisa Lieberman Ackerson

A guide to find, hire, and keep and in-home care provider. Book focused on in-home care for a child with autism or other neurological differences but applicable to anyone trying to find homecare.

A 5 is Against the Law!
Kari Dunn Buron

An honest guide for teens and young adults about social boundries. Behavior, Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, High School, Middle School, Social Skills

A Beginner's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders
Paul G. Taylor

This short introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone encountering Autism Spectrum Disorder for the first time. The book covers all of the essential information needed to ground an understanding of the condition and offers effective practical strategies for assisting children who are living with ASD. Aspergers Syndrome, Behavior, Communication, Caregivers, Family Stories, Evaluation, First Diagnosis, Social Skills, Play Skills, Occupational Therapy, Medications, Sensory

A Child called It; One Child's Courage to Survive
Dave Pelzer

An unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. Author Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother.

A Client Called Noah - A Family Journey Continued

Continuation of the authors compelling chronicle of life with his severely brain damaged son Noah, as Noah approaches adolescence. An affirmation of family love in the face of crushing bureaucracy and unending toil, the family endures. Family, Siblings.

A Friend Like Henry
Nuala Gardner

The remarkable true story of an autistic boy and the dog that unlocked his world. Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, Family Stories,

A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism: How Can I Help?
Ann Palmer

When a child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, the family will need support - positive reassurance and understanding form those closest to them. This book is packed with advice on how extended family members/friends can provide the necessary support. Explaining the diagnosis/characteristics, this guide uses examples from real families to illustrate the complex feelings that parents/each family member are likely to go through; practical tips on help that might be needed most; will help strengthen relationships for parents and their extended family/friends enabling a reliable support system. Family Stories, Siblings, Caregivers, Grandparents.

A Full Life with Autism: From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence
Chantal Sicile-Kira

In the next five years, hundreds of children with autism spectrum disorder will reach adulthood. And while diagnosis and treatment for children has improved in recent years, parents want to know: what happens to my child when I am no longer able to care for or assist him/her? The author and her son offer real solutions to a host of difficult questions, including how young adults of different abilities and their parents can: navigate this new economy where adult service resources are scarce; cope with the difficulties of living apart from the nuclear family; find, and keep a job that provides meaning, stability, and an income. Employment, Adult Issues, Caregivers, Transition,

A Guide to Scientific Nutrition 2006

Top quality, hypoallergenic and specially formulated nutritional supplements.

A Guide to Successful Employment for Individuals with Autism
Marcia Datlow Smith, Ronald Belcher, Patricia Juhrs

Now is the time for people with autism to assert their right to obtain meaningful employment and for individuals in the field to help them reach a higher, more dignified level. Aspergers Syndrome, Employment, Transition, Family Stories

A Guide to Successful Employment for Individuals with Autism
Marcia Datlow Smith, Ronald Belcher, Patricia Juhrs

A guide to addressing job placement and job supports for individuals with autism. Aspergers Syndrome, Employment, Transition, Family Stories

A Guide To Writing Social Stories
Chris Williams, Barry Wright

A comprehensive, clear, easy step-by-step guide to writing effective personalized social stories that give children social information, creating many benefits for them. This book includes many examples of real Social Stories created for children by parents and teachers.

A Land We Can Share-Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism
Paula Kluth & Kelly Chandler-Olcott

Passionate and practical book that moves beyond functional literacy skills and helps K-12 educators bring high-quality, meaningful literacy instruction to students with autism. Academics: Autism: Elementary School: Middle School: High School

A Little Behind
Dave Hingsburger

Articles for challenge, change and catching up. When it comes to understanding the value of disability, difference and diversity, we're all a little behind. This book helps us to catch up. Advocacy, Behavior, Family Stories

A Mind Apart; Understanding Children with Asperger's Syndrome
Peter Szatmari, M.D.

Dr. Peter Szatmari helps you see the world through your child's eyes. Revealed is what lies is behind the intense preoccupations, communication problems and seeming lack of affection. Caregivers, Behavior, Communication, Family Stories Aspergers Syndrome: Behavior: Caregivers: Communication

A Mind At A Time
Mel Levine, MD

Dr. Levine shows parents and those who care for children how to identify individual learning patterns, explaining how they can strengthen a child's abilities and either bypass or help overcome the child's weaknesses, producing positive results instead of frustration and failure. Academics, Caregivers, Elementary School, Preschool

A Parent's Guide to Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism
Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D., Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., James McPartland

Leading psychologists explain how to work with your child's combination of precocious talents and social difficulties to help him or her learn to engage fully with the world. Featuring everyday problem-solving ideas and examples. Caregivers, Social Skills, Elementary School

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