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Featured Books

How to Build A Hug
Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville

As a young girl, Temple Grandin loved folding paper kites, making obstacle courses, and building lean-tos. But she really didn’t like hugs. Temple wanted to be held—but to her, hugs felt like being stuffed inside the scratchiest sock in the world; like a tidal wave of dentist drills, sandpaper, and awful cologne, coming at her all at once. Would she ever get to enjoy the comfort of a hug? Then one day, Temple had an idea. If she couldn’t receive a hug, she would make one! She would build a hug machine!

Uniquely Wired
Julia Cook

The story of a young boy named Zak, living with autism who wants you to understand how he experiences the sights and sounds of the world around him.

Uniquely Normal
Robert J. Bernstein

Will provide readers with lots of practical ways to work with fhte full spectrum of individuals with autism.

I Am in Here
Elizabeth M. Bonker, Virginia G. Breen

The journey of a child with autism who cannot speak but finds her voice. Autism, communication, Family Stories

In Two Worlds
Ido Kedar

In this book, Ido shares a compelling tale, rich with unforgettable characters who are navigating their way through the multitude of theories about autism that for decades have dictated the lives of thousands of children and their families. This debut work of fiction sheds light on the inner and outer lives of children with nonspeaking autism, and on their two worlds. As one of the only works of fiction written by a person with non-speaking autism, it offers readers an unprecedented insider’s point-of-view into autism and life in silence, and it does so with warmth, humor and a wickedly sharp intellect.

Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism
Sally J. Rogers, Geraldine Dawson

From leading authorities, this state-of-the-art manual presents the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), the first comprehensive, empirically tested intervention specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder. Supported by the principles of developmental psychology and applied behavior analysis, ESDM’s intensive teaching interventions are delivered within play-based, relationship-focused routines. The manual provides structured, hands-on strategies for working with very young children in individual and group settings to promote development in such key domains as imitation; communication; social, cognitive, and motor skills; adaptive behavior; and play.

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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

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

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 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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