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Featured Books

No More Chasing "Normal" The Emotional Survival Guide for Parents of Children with Autism, Down Syndrome & All Other Disabilities
Loresa Stansell, LPC

This book provides an in-depth look at the emotional impacts faced by parents of children with disabilities. This is the stuff your research doesn’t tell you.

My Anxious Mind
Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, Katherine Martinez, PsyD

This book outlines a simple and proven plan to help you understand and deal with your anxiety and panic. It is chock full of simple-to-use tools and strategies that easily fit into any teen's busy routine. Adolescence, Behavior, Middle School, High School

Practical Parenting of Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Challenges
SteveBecker

Book explains how autism affects parenting and how to set realistic expectations, create effective action plans and specific parenting strategies. Caregivers, Behavior, ABA

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.

School Shadow Guidelines
Alex Liau W.M., Dr. Jed Baker

Your child may find it difficult to adapt to new surroundings and learning environments from time to time. School Shadow Guidelines helps guide your child to develop appropriate behaviors in school, establish an environment that helps to strengthen academic ability, and also build up on his/her social interaction skills with the goal of independence. Special needs children can benefit from having inclusive education to aid in their development and growth; this is where school shadowing serves vital roles.

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures The Story of Temple Grandin
Julia Finley Mosca

The story of temple Grandin. Temple tells her story of growing up with autism, helping other children who may feel different realize they are not alone and anything is possible

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Managing Behavior
Sandra L Harris, Ph.D.

Behavior Modification: Teaching speech to a nonverbal child Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, Behavior, Communication, Caregivers

Silent Words...Forever Friends
Margaret Eastman

A look at David Eastman's life and the way he learned to communicate

Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships

ASA Convention, San Diego, CA July 2001

(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

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