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About Me and You ... and My Friends Too! Watch Me Learn Inc., $43.95 DVD format (58 minutes) Recommended Developmental Ages: 4+ years

Based on Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior (ABA/VB), About Me and You uses engaging depictions of play for a highly-effective teaching tool.

Each of the 10 skills modeled in the DVD is presented in three instructional levels: beginner (vocabulary), intermediate (teacher/child presentation) and advanced (a generalized depiction of a child using the skill in the context of a real-life situation).


Asperger Meets Girl: Happy Endings for Asperger Boys. Jonathan Griffiths, $22.95

Men with Asperger's Syndrome, young and old, experience difficulty with social interaction, which can be a stumbling block when it comes to getting a girlfriend. Here is a book that demystifies the enigma of 'relationships' by explaining everything in Asperger-friendly terms (some of them mathematical, naturally).

Serious, and seriously funny, this book will help bring happy endings to Asperger boys and make them laugh in the process.


Asperger Syndrome & Social Relationships: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome. Genevieve Edmonds & Luke Beardon, editors, $19.95

Social interaction among neurotypical people is complex and in many ways illogical. To the person with Asperger Syndrome (AS) it is also woefully unintuitive. In this book, adults with AS discuss social relationships, offer advice and support for others with AS and provide necessary insights into AS perspectives for those working and interacting with them.

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Asperger Syndrome: Strategies for Solving the Social Puzzle. Vicki Lord Larson & Nancy Kaufman, $42.95

Designed for teachers, speech-language pathologists, other education personnel, and parents, this comprehensive resource focuses on how to best teach students with AS. The book reviews the history, assessment, and characteristics of AS, with a focus on intervention. Entire chapters are dedicated to intervention in social competency, academics, sensory and motor disabilities, and behavior management. Over 80 pages of reproducible forms (for case history, AS checklist, learning style questionnaire, and direct/dynamic assessment protocol, to name a few) are provided on the accompanying CD-ROM.


AUTISM: the Musical. Directed by Tricia Regan, $28.95 (DVD format, 93 minutes)

AUTISM: the Musical counters today’s bleak statistics with one woman’s optimistic pledge to lead a group of autistic children in defying diagnosed expectations by writing, rehearsing and performing their own full-length musical. Following five Los Angeles children over the course of six months, director Tricia Regan captures the struggles and triumphs of their family lives and observes how this musical production gives these performers a comfort zone in which they can explore their creative sides.

Both on and off stage, AUTISM: the Musical is a call-to-arms, bringing attention to a modern-day epidemic, all the while celebrating the way the human spirit can overcome any challenge.

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The Autistic Child’s Guide to How to Behave: Introducing spark*— the Self-Regulation Program of Awareness and Resilience in Kids. Heather Mackenzie, $39.95

The Autistic Child’s Guide to How to Behave is an innovative program for teaching self-regulation of behavior, thinking and emotions to young children on the autism spectrum as well as other developmental disabilities such as fetal alcohol and Fragile X. This book is for teachers, speech-language therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and others interested in helping children optimize their abilities. This child-centered program can be done in individual or group settings.

Based on well-researched theory and extensive clinical experience, the groundbreaking spark* program includes 69 step-by-step lessons for helping the child move from imitation of easy actions through to self-direction and self-control of behavior, thinking and emotions. spark* is a comprehensive, practical and systematic, covering details from pre-assessment through lesson implementation to evaluation of progress. It provides all information and resources needed to run the program successfully. spark* includes detailed lesson focus and goals, materials needed (many are included in the appendices along with reproducible forms), how to structure and introduce the lesson and then practice the skills as well as ways to prompt and solidify learning. Collaboration with families is encouraged throughout; 18 parent newsletters are included which describe what the child is working on and how the family can help support and extend his self-regulation skills. Certificates of completion for each of the three units, declaring “I have spark*”, are provided to help the children celebrate their accomplishments.

Unique features of spark*:

  • Focuses on three important areas of self-regulation: behavioral, cognitive and emotional.
  • Presents enjoyable activities that help each child progress from awareness of simple motor acts to cognitive and emotional self-regulation. Strategies learned in behavioral self-regulation serve as a foundation for other areas.
  • Emphasizes developing resilience and self-advocacy skills in the children so that they can remain self-regulated even in stressful or disruptive situations.
  • Explicitly teaches generalization of each self-regulation skill.
  • Is based on current neurological research and works to enhance attention and executive functioning.
  • Is suitable for preschool-aged children and/or those with lower language or cognitive levels.

Be a Friend: Songs for Social Skills Training CD. Jed Baker & Jeffrey Friedberg, $17.95

16 fun songs that teach kids about making and maintaining friendships. Kids ages 2 - 9 years old, enjoy learning from these songs - but older kids (and some adults) may also find them helpful. 

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Big Picture Thinking: Using Central Coherence Theory to Support Social Skills — a Book for Students. Aileen Zeitz Collucci, $25.95

Many people who have difficulties with social cognition, including those on the autism spectrum, are not able to see the "big picture" of a situation. That is, they tend to focus, or even "hyper-focus," on the details within the larger whole of a concept, conversation, story, picture or situation, and have difficulty recognizing the main idea, topic or general point. BIG PICTURE THINKING was written to help students with cognitive deficits "see" how individual pieces of social information fit into a larger context, so that they may begin to become "big picture thinkers" and, therefore be more successful.  This practical and effective model is designed to be used by children, teens and young adults.


Building Social Relationships: a Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Difficulties. Scott Bellini, $40.95; Textbook Edition $63.95

Building Social Relationships demonstrates how to organize and make sense of the myriad of social skills strategies and resources currently available to parents and professionals — synthesizing them into one comprehensive program.

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Caring for Myself: a Social Skills Storybook. Christy Gast & Jane Krug, $22.95

Caring for Myself is an entertaining and educational social skills storybook that will help children with ASDs to understand the importance of taking care of their bodies. Fully illustrated with colour photographs, it sets out fun, simple steps that explain what caring for yourself actually involves — how you can do it, where it is done and why it is important.


The Choices Game: Staying Safe in Social Situations. Christopher McMaster, $43.95

This fun, interactive game teaches vulnerable young people how to make positive choices and develop the social skills they need to stay safe in school and in the wider community.


Communication: What Does It Mean to Me? Catherine Faherty, $21.95  

Life can be incredibly frustrating for individuals who cannot effectively communicate their thoughts or needs. This unique, user-friendly "Contract for Communication" features easy-to-follow “agreements” for both young people on the spectrum and the adults in their lives—parents, teachers, therapists — so they can better understand one another!

By following Catherine Faherty's straightforward guidelines, and using the provided agreements, both children and adults can keep miscommunication and misunderstandings to a minimum. Includes a FREE CD of printable agreements.

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Conversation Skills On the Job and In the Community: a Curriculum for Adolescents and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Marilyn Banks, $53.95

Conversation Skills II: Extending Conversations — a Curriculum for Adolescents and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Marilyn Banks, $53.95

Workers with developmental disabilities often lose jobs and experience other social problems because of poor conversation skills and subsequent isolation. Conversation Skills and Conversations Skils II, by speech and language therapist Dr. Marilyn Banks, cover the basic and essential communication skills that will help young people enjoy successful job experiences and more fulfilling and independent social lives.

Each book has more than 50 self-paced, self-managed lessons, and take only 12 weeks of bi-weekly, 10 minute training sessions during which students acquire a ready social repertoire. All materials in the books are reproducible. The books include a Win/Mac CD with a printable PDF containing all the reproducibles in the book.


Conversations in Pictures: Daily Living Skills. Natural Learning Concepts, $14.50

Conversations in Pictures: Out and About. Natural Learning Concepts, $14.50

Conversations in Pictures visually shows how a conversation takes place between two people. Children learn to stay on topic while they converse with adults and peers. The child learns conversation in two stages. They learn how to respond appropriately to questions and they learn to initiate by asking the questions first. The set is very easy to work with. The cards come on a ring and the cards easily flip over. Each card has a question with a picture on the front. As you flip it over, the child is prompted by a picture and the beginning of the answer on the back. Switch it around when children are learning to initiate conversation.

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Crafting Connections. Mitchell Taubman, Ron Leaf & John McEachin, $44.95

Contemporary applied behavior analysis (ABA) for enriching the social lives of persons with autism spectrum disorder.


Critical Thinking Set for Teens and Up. $55.95

This pack comes with four ring sets. These sets prepare teens and young adults for independence, teaching how to problem solve, make effective decisions, predict outcomes and deal with emotions that arise every day.  Each ring set has 30 cards with a crisp photograph on the front, while the back teaches and guides the student on handling every day challenges.  The ring can be opened, allowing greater flexibility for teaching.


Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism, Revised Edition. Temple Grandin & Kate Duffy, $22.95

This career planning guide is written specifically for high-functioning adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum, their families, teachers, and counselors. The two authors weave together a unique blend of information and advice based on personal experiences. The result is an extremely useful and practical book that introduces step-by-step processes for the job search with a major section on the impact ASD has in the workplace, including managing sensory problems, how to nurture and turn talents and special interests into paid work, jobs that are particularly suited to individuals on the spectrum, and much more. First-hand accounts of job experiences and advice from individuals representing a broad range of careers particularly suited for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum round off this exciting new resource.

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Diary of a Social Detective: Real-Life Tales of Mystery, Intrigue and Interpersonal Adventure. Jeffrey Jessum, $21.50

In the proud tradition of super-sleuths everywhere, Johnny excels at solving the mysteries of the social world. Follow along with these clever stories and help him figure out the clues!


Exploring Bullying with Adults with Asperger Syndrome: a Photocopiable Workbook. Anna Tickle & Bettina Stott, $52.95

Bullying is a serious and pervasive issue for people with autism and Asperger Syndrome. This photocopiable workbook encourages adults who have been involved with bullying — as victims or perpetrators — to explore what bullying is, the effects it can have and how it can be tackled successfully.

The book comprises a general introduction to bullying, followed by sections that examine the issue from the perspectives of victim and perpetrator. It also recognizes that while people on the spectrum are all too often bullied for being 'different', character traits such as difficulty with empathy mean they may unintentionally bully others.

This practical book can be worked through independently or with any of the wide range of professionals involved in supporting an adult with autism or Asperger Syndrome and other learning disabilities, to reach a new level of understanding about bullying.

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Face Cards for Emotional Awareness: 119 Activities for Understanding Yourself and Others, Grades 6-12. Tad Vogl, $41.95 (includes deck of 54 cards and facilitator’s manual); Face Cards for Emotional Awareness. Tad Vogl, $18.95 (cards only)

This innovative counseling tool features a deck of 54 illustrated cards showing facial expressions of various emotions. The cards help students learn "the language of emotions" as they reflect on their feelings and life experiences. A facilitator’s manual provides implementation guidelines and 119 suggested activities. The activities are flexible and provide a collection of starting points to help promote personal growth and trusting relationships with others.


Face Your Feelings! A Book to Help Children Learn About Feelings. Lawrence Shapiro, $18.95

Simple text and black and white photographs help children learn to recognize how feelings are revealed in facial expressions.


Feelings FLASHCARDS. Todd Parr, $16.99

A great way for kids to share — and learn about — all kinds of emotions.

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Fitting In and Having Fun. Social Skills Training Video Series, Volume 1. DVD $64.95

In order to be socially successful, children must learn to notice and "read" the social cues and messages that people use to communicate. Fitting In and Having Fun aims to stimulate a child's perception of social situations by visually showing them how to decode and interpret information from others. It also helps them to be more aware of their own body language and the messages they are sending. The target viewer is an elementary school-aged child who is ready to learn about the intricacies of social interactions. Social interactions are broken down, showing both the negative and positive consequences of how a child interacts and responds in social settings. As the child becomes aware of other people's perspectives, they can learn what to do differently to affect a better outcome.


Fitting In and Having Fun: Confident and In Control. Social Skills Training Video Series, Volume 3. DVD $64.95

An important component to making and keeping friends is having the ability to control strong emotions and impulses. This DVD empowers children by showing them what they can do differently, in emotionally charged situations, to stay in control. It shows them how to stay calm to work out disagreements and create compromises.

Geared toward mainstreamed elementary school-aged children, it breaks down complex social interactions by showing the consequences, both positive and negative, attached to how the child interacts with others and how they choose to respond in social situations.


Fitting In and Having Fun: Moving On to Middle School. Social Skills Training Video Series, Volume 2. DVD $64.95

Children who are not prepared to face the daily challenges of middle school can quickly become overwhelmed. Students in middle school want and need to become more independent. To do this they must learn how to read and understand more complex social situations, regulate their emotions and solve more of their problems on their own. This DVD gives tips and advice on how students can handle the many new and complex situations that commonly arise. It helps them to create strategies they can use to improve their organizational, academic, and social skills.

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Friendly Facts: a Fun, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities of Friends and Friendship. Margaret-Anne Carter & Josie Santomauro, $20.95 (ages 7-11)

Making and keeping friends doesn't come easily for some children. Many children need to be taught a range of strategies directed at expanding their social understanding skills, such as reading facial expressions and body language. Friendly Facts, an interactive workbook aimed at children ages 7-11, addresses these challenges by breaking down the complex concept of making friends into simpler ideas. Through fun, engaging activities, children gain real-life knowledge of the major "secrets" of making and keeping friends. By gaining the foundation for making and keeping friends at a crucial age, children are better prepared for successfully interacting with others for the rest of their lives.


From Isolation to Intimacy: Making Friends without Words. Phoebe Caldwell, $22.95

If you have no language, how can you make yourself understood, let alone make friends? Phoebe Caldwell has worked for many years with people with severe intellectual disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorder who are non-verbal, and whose inability to communicate has led to unhappy and often violent behaviour. In this new book she explores the nature of close relationships, and shows how these are based not so much on words as on the ability to listen, pay attention, and respond in terms that are familiar to the other person. Her simple methods are accessible to anyone who lives or works with such people, and can transform lives and introduce a sense of fun, participation and of intimacy, as trust and familiarity are established.


Getting the Message: Learning to Read Facial Expressions. Pat Crissey, $54.95

Getting the Message looks at non-verbal communication as a highly complex and subtle language, an essential one that students need to master. To this end, the book provides facial expression cards and written scenarios for use in assessments as well as in teaching activities. Students learn to “read” the expressions on the cards and in the scenarios and once mastered, to generalize this knowledge and effectively read critical social interactions and situations.

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Getting the Picture: Inference and Narrative Skills for Young People with Communication Difficulties. David Nash, Illustrated by Oliver Allchin, $31.95

Young people with communication difficulties often struggle in social situations. Without adequate inference, narrative and sequencing skills, correctly interpreting and responding to other people can be a real challenge. This fully photocopiable resource has been designed to improve these skills in the way this population can often learn best — visually. This book is brimming with thought-provoking illustrations of different people in different places, all of which are accompanied by a series of questions designed to encourage prediction and inference skills.

This book will be a valuable tool for speech and language therapists/pathologists, occupational therapists, special educators, parents and anybody else looking to help young people with communication difficulties to understand and connect with the world around them.


Growing Up Social: Exploring How Social Communication Develops and Strategies to Help DVD. Michelle Garcia Winner & The Gray Center, $44.95 (DVD format, 2 discs, 60 minutes each)

This DVD looks at how social thinking supports the development of social skills from the first year of life, influencing language development and academic success, as well as skills for adult living. Social thinking concepts and strategies will be introduced to support this teaching across the home and school day, including an exploration of how we organize our communicative interactions and utilize active perspective-taking throughout each day.


Hidden Rules Card Game. ChildsWork ChildsPlay, $26.95 (ages 6-12)

Hidden Rules is a term used to describe the unwritten social rules and behaviors that most of us seem to know without ever being taught. This fun card game will help children learn and practice 40 hidden rules for everyday life.  For 2-8 players

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How Do You Feel? A Facial Expression Puzzle Game. $11.50 (ages 3 and up)

How is the child in the photo feeling? Search and find the pieces to show the same expression! Not only will this game increase visual discrimination skills, it is a great tool for talking about feelings. How Do You Feel can be enjoyed as a solitary matching activity or played as a game with two to five children.


How to Find Your Groove: Conversation Skills and Other Tips for Surviving the Social World. Laura Cornish, $31.50

Kids who struggle with social skills love the pictured scenarios of the colorful characters in this book. Conversation skills, emotional awareness & control, assertiveness training, and basic social skills are presented in a cartoon style, using theory of mind techniques. Simple worksheets can be copied for individual use.


How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends. Don Gabor, $16.00

Break through the shyness barrier, be a better speaker, meet more people and make new friends. How to Start a Conversation shows you how communicate with confidence, wit and enthusiasm in person or on the phone, one-on-one or in groups.

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How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's. Jennifer McIlwee Myers, $27.95

In the real world, people on the autism spectrum need the same kinds of day-to-day skills everyone else needs to be functional. No matter how high-functioning children with autism or Asperger's may be or may become, they function better as adults if they’ve had the chance to learn basic skills, from being on time to good personal hygiene. But many reach adulthood without those skills.

Coauthor of the groundbreaking book Asperger's and Girls, Jennifer's personal experience with Asperger's Syndrome and having a brother with autism makes her perspective doubly insightful.  In How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's, Jennifer can show you how to:

  • Create opportunities for children to learn in natural settings and situations
  • Teach vital skills such as everyday domestic tasks, choosing appropriate attire, and being polite
  • Help individuals on the spectrum develop good habits that will help them be more fit and healthy
  • Improve time management skills such as punctuality and task-switching
  • And much more!

I Get It! Building Social Thinking and Reading Comprehension through Book Chats. Audra Jensen, $26.95

Reading is more that being able to decode words and sentences. True understanding depends on social thinking ability as well as language comprehension. Audra Jensen illustrates the relationship between social thinking and reading comprehension and offers a positive, practical approach to helping children learn to read for meaning.


Improving Social Behaviors in the Classroom: An Easy Curriculum for Teachers of Young Children with Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Typical Children.  Stephanny Freeman, Gazi Begum, Kristen Hayashida & Tanya Papartlla, $44.95

When it comes to teaching social skills to young learners, instructors are always looking for a defined curriculum that presents the precise skills to address and how to teach them. This book offers a curriculum that provides detailed day-by-day lessons to be incorporated into the regular school day. The intent is to provide teachers with a developmentally appropriate sequence of basic social skills by breaking each skill into its component parts. Each skill is introduced and then built upon throughout the weeks. This is a highly structured, sequenced curriculum that enhances specific social goals that are the stepping stones of building appropriate social behaviors.

The curriculum is designed for preschool or early elementary special education teachers of students with autism spectrum disorders but can also be used with any students who have developmental or emotional difficulties.

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It’s So Much Work to be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success. Richard Lavoie, with a forward by Mel Levine and Preface by Rob & Michele Reiner. $19.95; DVD $52.95

A successful social life is immeasurably important to a child's happiness, health, and development. For more than thirty years, Richard Lavoie has lived with and taught learning disabled children. His bestselling PBS videos (including How Difficult Can This Be? and The F.A.T. City Workshop) and his sellout lectures and workshops have made him one of the most popular and respected experts in the field. At last, Rick's pioneering techniques for helping children achieve a happy and successful social life are available in book form. It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend offers practical strategies to help learning disabled children ages six through seventeen navigate the treacherous social waters of their school, home, and community.


Learn to Respond Appropriately: Increase Every Day Interaction. Natural Learning Concepts, $14.50

This laminated ring set contains thirty-two clear, crisp photographs of social situations. Teaching is easy since the back of each card has appropriate responses as well as a description of the card.


Learning About Friendship: Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. K. I. Al-Ghani, $22.95

Making friends can be a challenge for all children, but those with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) can struggle more than most. This collection of ten fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged four to eight and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Each story has a separate introduction for adults, which explains the main strategies within it.

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Learning Social Skills: a Conversation Workbook. Do2Learn, $27.95

Conversations involve complex sets of rules. This workbook for teens and young adults explains some of the more basic ones so that other people can better understand your actions and your needs. The workbook gives you visual guides and blank pages you can fill in, to practice conversation tips with others.


Let's All Listen: Songs for Group Work in Settings that Include Students with Learning Difficulties and Autism. Pat Lloyd, $39.95

Music provides a unique and powerful means of promoting communication and social interaction in students with learning difficulties. In this collection, Pat Lloyd brings together 46 songs composed or adapted for use with children with communication problems. Each of the songs features a vocal line and piano accompaniment and can be listened to on the audio CD included with the book. Pat Lloyd provides suggestions for how each song can be used and developed to encourage communication and social interaction, and lists a range of possible objectives for each one. Enjoyable and easy to use, this is an ideal resource for specialist and non-specialist music instructors working to improve the communication and social skills of students with learning difficulties, including those with autism.


Let’s Make Faces. Gerard Emerson Langeler, $14.50

Have fun drawing different faces for different feelings!

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Making Sense of Social Situations: How to Run a Group-Based Intervention Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Albert Cotungo, $34.95

Children with ASDs often demonstrate significant deficiencies in social interaction and social communication skills, so it is critical to understand and develop interventions which directly address these needs. This book explores the core areas of ASD development and related deficits, and introduces a practical program to assess and remediate these social competency issues.

Dr. Cotugno employs concepts and theories of group therapy and cognitive-development and integrates them with skill-based instructional approaches to develop the comprehensive Social Competence Enhancement Program (SCEP). This peer-based, group-focused program is explained in detail, including a step-by-step guide to its implementation and a full range of tasks and activities that can be used by practitioners at each stage of the process.

This book will be a valuable resource for teachers, clinicians and all other professionals working with children with ASD who are interested in using group interventions as a means to improve social competency and treat social skills deficits.


Mind Reading: the Interactive Guide to Emotions - Version 1.3. Simon Baron-Cohen, $150.95 (DVD or CD-ROM)

Mind Reading Emotions Library. University of Cambridge with Simon Baron-Cohen, $70.95

Mind Reading is a unique reference work covering the entire spectrum of human emotions. Using this software you can explore over 400 emotions, seeing and hearing each one performed by six different people.

Mind Reading has been designed with awareness of the special needs of children and adults who have difficulties recognizing emotional expression in others. It enables the user to study emotions and to learn the meanings of facial expressions and tone of voice, drawing on a comprehensive underlying audio-visual and text database. People who might find Mind Reading particularly useful are those with autism spectrum conditions, including Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder, Atypical Autism, Classic Autism, and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities.

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The Model Me Kids Video Series for Modeling Social Skills DVDs

THE MODEL ME KIDS VIDEO SERIES FOR MODELING SOCIAL SKILLS were created for children and youth with autism, Asperger syndrome, nonverbal learning disorders, social anxiety, learning disabilities and other developmental delays. The DVDs demonstrate a wide variety of social skills and are great teaching tools for visual learners.

MODEL ME KIDS TEACHING MANUALS AND STUDENT WORKBOOKS complement the video modeling DVDs and help extend the lessons taught in the live-action DVDs. These resources help teach social skills at home, in a classroom, social skills group, or other teaching setting. The Teaching Manual comes complete with lesson plans and the Student Workbook has numerous social skills worksheets and activities. Sold separately from the DVDs.

Ages 9 to 17:

Model Me Confidence & Bullying Prevention DVD, $33.95 (63 minutes, Ages 9-17) models skills for building self-esteem and preventing bullying including self-advocacy, choosing friends, positive self-talk, and more.

Model Me Confidence & Bullying Prevention, Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set. Model Me Kids, $54.95

Model Me Conversation Cues DVD, $32.95 (68 minutes; Ages 9-17) features middle and high school-aged children demonstrating social skills at school and in the community.

Model Me Conversation Cues, Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set. Model Me Kids, $54.95

Model Me Friendship DVD, $33.95 (75 minutes; Ages 9-17) presents social skills needed to develop and maintain friendship. It features teen-aged children demonstrating appropriate social skills at school, playing on sports teams, eating at a restaurant and in other settings.

Model Me Friendship, Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set. Model Me Kids, $54.95

Model Me Organization & Motivation DVD, $33.95 (63 minutes, Ages 9-17) watch as children model skills for staying organized, persistence, planning ahead, memorization, being on time, note-taking, flexibility, mistakes and more.

Model Me Tips and Tricks DVD, $33.95 (67 minutes; Ages 9-17) features upper elementary, middle, and high school-aged children demonstrating social skills at school and in the community.

Ages 5 to 12:

Model Me I Can Do It! DVD, $33.95 (53 minutes; Ages 5-12) presents social skills in the context of challenging circumstances. It features elementary school-aged children demonstrating appropriate behavior in a variety of difficult situations.

Model Me Time for a Playdate DVD, $33.95 (67 minutes; Ages 5-12) presents social skills in the context of several playmates. It features elementary school-aged children demonstrating appropriate social skills on a playdate.

Model Me Time for School DVD, $33.95 (61 minutes; Ages 5-12) presents social skills in the context of school. It features elementary school-aged children demonstrating appropriate social skills in the classroom, library, on the playground, and in the hallway.

Model Me Time for School, Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set. Model Me Kids, $54.95

Ages 2 to 8:

Model Me Faces and Emotions DVD, $27.95 (27 minutes; Ages 2-8) watch as young children demonstrate a wide range of faces and emotions. This is a great teaching tool for visual learners.

Model Me Going Places DVD, $27.50 (42 minutes; Ages 2-8) models appropriate behavior in community locations including the hairdresser, grocery store, dentist, doctor, mall, and more.

 
 

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The New Social Story Book, Revised and Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition. Carol Gray, $37.50

Over 100 social stories that teach everyday social skills to children with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome and their peers. The book includes a CD-ROM of printable, editable social stories. This new edition is a bright, colourful and practical update to writing, modifying, teaching and using Social Stories at home and at school.


Off We Go to the Dentist.  Avril Webster, $11.50
Off We Go for a Haircut.  Avril Webster, $11.50
Off We Go to the Grocery Store.  Avril Webster, $11.50

These simple social stories provide young children with the language to self-soothe as they embark on different, often overwhelming, outings.

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The One and Only Sam. Aileen Stalker, $18.95

A story explaining idioms for children with Asperger Syndrome and other communication difficulties.


Photo Social Stories: 35 Cards That Teach Kids Social Skills for Everyday Situations. Lawrence Shapiro, $26.50 (ages 5-12)

Simple stories, illustrated with photographs, teach children how they are expected to behave in typical social situations. Each story is followed with highlights and interactive questions.


The Planner Guide: an Organizational and Reference System for People with Social and Cognitive Challenges. Jane Burke, Bob Steinkamp & Chantal Charron, $157.95

The visual tools in The Planner Guide help individuals with disabilities to "connect the dots" of social understanding and life skills. Adolescents, youth and adults will benefit from learning skills of organization that will help encourage independence in school, work, home, and community. The Planner Guide can be used effectively by individuals with a wide range of disabilities, including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cognitive Impairments
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Any Cognitive or Social Challenges

The materials support individuals on issues of personal safety, communication, self-advocacy, problem-solving, organizational and life skills, communication, relationships, education, independence and stress management.

The Planner Guide comes in a sturdy, zippered cloth case with carrying handles.

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A Politically Incorrect Look at Evidence-Based Practices and Teaching Social Skills: a Literature Review and Discussion. Michelle Garcia Winner, $22.95

In this assumption-shattering essay, Michelle Garcia Winner explores the complex development of our social intelligence and asks 10 simple questions that challenge us to think deeply about how we define social skills and develop programs for students with social learning disabilities. Any person involved in educating students with social learning, especially students on the autism spectrum, will find this discussion provocative, at times unnerving, yet one that can no longer be ignored.


A Quest for Social Skills for Students with Autism or Asperger’s: Ready-to-Use Lessons with Games, Role-Play Activities and More. JoEllen Cumpata & Susan Fell, $26.50

QUEST (Questioning, Understanding, and Exploring Social Skills and Pragmatic Language Together) is a social skills program created to help middle school students with ASD who struggle with pragmatic language and social skills.

Developed by a school social worker and speech language pathologist, the program uses an intensive, proactive approach to teaching social skills, combining written instruction with games, activities, and student interaction. The book includes a CD of printable worksheets, letters, forms and more.


Quinn at School: Relating, Connecting and Responding at School, a Book for Children Ages 3-7. Rick Warren, $19.75

Meet Quinn — an irresistible young child who is trying to learn the "ropes" of social interactions at school. Colorful illustrations, interactive activities and a fun poster make this educational tool more than just a good story!

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Quirky, Yes Hopeless, No. Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted. Cynthia La Brie Norall, $21.99

QUIRKY, YES — HOPELESS, NO, presents short lessons, structured around specific topics from A-Z that address the social challenges faced by Asperger's children and teens.


Responsibility Check List – Home. $15.95 (Laminated Ring Sets - size 3"x3.5")

Responsibility Check List – School. $15.95 (Laminated Ring Sets - size 3"x3.5")

Responsibility check lists teach a child independence and accountability. This item allows children to follow a visual schedule independently. As a child performs each task they will be able to self check they have completed all the steps. The ring opens, allowing you to remove or rearrange the order of the cards. This visual check list also eases anxiety and frustration as children know exactly what is coming next as well as how many steps there are to completion.

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Set for Success: Activities for Teaching Emotional, Social and Organizational Skills. Josie Santomauro & Margaret Anne Carter, $34.95

To be successful in today's world, all children need to become competent in emotional, social and organizational skills. This book of easy-to-implement strategies will be an invaluable tool for teaching these essential life skills to children of all abilities. Each chapter provides objectives, lesson ideas, activities and photocopiable worksheets, and adopts an engaging theme appealing to a wide range of interests including science, music, cookery and sports. Set for Success offers a series of structured yet fun-filled exercises that cater to all learning styles and levels of emotional and social proficiency.

This practical resource is ideal for children aged 3-10.


60 Social Situations & Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More. Matt Winter, $28.95

Teenagers and older children on the autism spectrum are, like everyone else, surrounded by complex social codes and rules that govern everyday interaction, but have much more difficulty in interpreting them. This book of realistic and thought-provoking stories provides much needed help.

Written with both parent and teen in mind, every story outlines a real-life situation that young people on the autism spectrum are likely to encounter. Each story is followed by questions such as 'what else might he have done?', 'how do you think she felt?' and 'why do you think they were upset?' along with practical tips for parents on how to initiate constructive discussions. As teens consider these questions with adults, they will begin to be able to put themselves into someone else's shoes and think about how their actions and behaviour may affect those around them. This process will equip them to transfer this invaluable understanding and confidence to other everyday life situations.

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Social Behavior Mapping DVD. Michelle Garcia Winner & The Gray Center, $23.95 (DVD format, 50 minutes)

Social Behavior Mapping is a cognitive behavioral technique which helps students to understand how our behaviors affect others, which then impacts on how they treat us and ultimately how we feel about ourselves. This helps to demystify the complexity of social thought and related behaviors. On this DVD, the evolution of social behavior mapping is explained along with step-by-step instructions on how to use this valuable treatment strategy. The DVD corresponds with a book called Social Behavior Mapping, also by Michelle Garcia Winner. Included on this resource is a brief discussion of Michelle Garcia Winner's other books and DVDs and their applicability for a variety of situations and audiences.

Social Behavior Mapping DVD Templates: These templates (contained in a seven page pdf document) come FREE after your purchase a Social Behavior Mapping DVD by Michelle Garcia Winner. Just use the coupon code printed on the face of the disc when you receive your DVD.


Social and Communication Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Early Identification, Diagnosis, and Intervention. Edited by Tony Charman and Wendy Stone, $27.95

This book presents important advances in understanding and treating the early social-communication difficulties that are hallmarks of autism spectrum disorders. Contributors highlight the connections between ASD and impairments in attention, communication and language, play, and imitation. They review approaches to supporting children's functioning in each area, along with evidence-based screening and assessment strategies. Valuable advice is offered on matching treatment to individual children's needs. The book also explores the developmental and neurobiological processes that underlie social-communication deficits in ASD.

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Social Competence Intervention Program: a Drama-Based Intervention for Youth on the Autism Spectrum. Laura Guli, Alison Wilkinson & Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, $35.95; Forms and Handouts CD-ROM, $18.95

SCIP is a drama-based intervention for youth ages 8-14. Designed to help students accurately perceive and respond to nonverbal aspects of social interactions, such as facial expressions, body language and tone of voice, students are asked to participate in process dramas and take on roles that explore various outcomes. They also learn practical skills for dealing with teasing and understanding complex social cues.


Social Competence of Young Children: Risk, Disability, and Intervention. Edited by William Brown, Samuel Odom & Scott McConnell, $41.95

How can early childhood professionals ensure that young children have the skills to develop the social relationships they need to succeed? This comprehensive resource puts research and effective strategies within reach as professionals work with children from birth to age 5, especially those who are risk for or who have a social competence difficulties.


Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. John Merges, $26.95

John Merges' simple yet effective program for teaching social enjoyment skills is based on the concept that there are ten hurdles that make it challenging for people with ASD to enjoy social interaction. This book guides the reader through planning, running, and assessing group sessions that have been designed to help participants overcome these hurdles, interact with confidence, and ultimately enjoy more independent and fulfilling lives. As social interaction is a vital element of any work environment, this book also teaches young adults with ASD an important employment skill.

This adaptable book can be used with a wide range of ages and communicative abilities, and will be an invaluable resource for all professionals working with groups of children and young people with ASD.

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Social Fortune or Social Fate: a Social Thinking Graphic Novel Map for Social Quest Seekers. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pam Crooke, $24.95

Utilizing the graphic novel with anime illustrations concept to capture the attention of teens, we have developed this book to teach the core concepts related to Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Behavior Mapping (SBM). The core of the book consists of 10 social scenarios, each one scenario is played out through the lens of Social Fortune or Social Fate by demonstrating visually how a situation can change quickly based on how someone reacts within it. Every scenario begins with a mini-story told through a four pictured comic strip which then leads the protagonist to a decision making point. If the decision made leads to others feeling good and ultimately the character feeling good about him or herself, this will be represented as “social fortune.”  However, if the protagonist makes a decision that traps him/her and peers/adults in an uncomfortable or frustrating situation, this leads to “social fate.”

This book is unique in its layout and format. The first cover depicts the Social Fortune side of the book; but when the reader turns the book over, the back side of the cover appears up-side down. This is the Social Fate side — a playful way to point out two different points of view.  


The Social and Life Skills MeNu. Karra Barber, $52.95

During adolescence social development and social status among peers is of crucial importance. For teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) social interaction does not come naturally and often needs to be carefully learned. This workbook provides guided strategies to help those with ASD engage and connect with other people at home, school, work, social gatherings and in the community. By practicing these easy techniques students can improve self-awareness, increase self-confidence and build on their daily life skills.

This book will be a life-changing tool for all teenagers and young adults with social cognitive disorders, as well as their parents and the teachers and other professionals who work with them.

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Social Literacy: a Social Skills Seminar for Young Adults with ASDs, NLDs, and Social Anxiety. Mary Riggs Cohen, $50.95

All adults need strong social skills to find and keep a job, establish relationships, and participate fully in adult life — but building these skills can be a special challenge for people with autism, Asperger syndrome, nonverbal learning disorder, social anxiety, and other disorders affecting social learning.

With Social Literacy, professionals will have everything they need to conduct a full 12 weeks of lessons. This book-and-CD set includes practical guidance on establishing a social learning course, strategies for recruiting and training social coaches, photocopiable handouts, and exercises that help participants understand and practice social skills, and a CD-ROM with more than 100 PowerPoint slides for instructional use. A highly effective way to teach critical social skills to high-functioning adults, this proven curriculum will prepare participants to successfully navigate the joys and challenges of adult life.


Social Rules for Kids: the Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed. Susan Diamond, $21.50 (ages 7-14)


Social Skills and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Lynn Plimley & Maggie Bowen, $36.95

Social Skills and Autistic Spectrum Disorders examines the concerns around inappropriate social behaviour that those living and working with children and adults with ASD face on a day-to-day basis. It discusses preventative measures and intervention strategies, and uses real-life case studies to illustrate these.

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Social Skills Comics for Teens: Real Teens Show How to Behave in Real Social Situations. Elizabeth Bennett, $33.95

This book is packed with comics designed to show teenagers the expected ways to behave in a variety of social situations. Each scenario is depicted in with both inappropriate and appropriate behaviors including body language and other non-verbal cues. Interactive activities encourage teens to apply these skills to their own lives.


Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy: Inspiring Connection on the Autism Spectrum. Lee Chasen, $34.95

Drama therapy provides valuable opportunities for children on the autism spectrum to interact and connect with others in a fun, supportive environment. The innovative model of drama therapy described in this book is rooted in neuroscience, and designed specifically to develop social, emotional and expressive language skills in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Lee Chasen provides an accessible explanation of the theoretical foundations, concepts and techniques that make up the approach, and describes in detail a thirty-session drama therapy program which uses creative and playful tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. Scenarios drawn from his own practice provide useful insights into the practicalities of setting up and running such a program, as well as into how children's social, emotional and expressive language skills deepen through their immersion in this unique approach.


Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome: a Practical Guide to Day-to-Day Life. Nancy Patrick, $22.95

This resource provides practical strategies for helping teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome to navigate social skills, friendships and relationships at home and in the community.

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Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders: the PEERS Treatment Manual. Elizabeth Laugeson & Fred Frankel, $72.50

A comprehensive, evidence-based manual  for tackling such issues as developing conversational skills, choosing friends, using humor, teasing, bullying, gossiping and handling disagreements.


Social Skills Intervention Manual. Samm House, Editor, $33.50

THE SOCIAL SKILLS INTERVENTION MANUAL (SSIM) is a compilation of goals, objectives, and intervention strategies for 63 behaviors grouped by categories: Relationships, Communication, Problem Solving, Decision Making/Goal Setting and Academic Interactions.

It is designed to respond to the most typical social skills problems exhibited by students in educational settings. The interventions are appropriate for any student engaging in the selected behaviors. The Social Skills Checklist provides a means of calling attention to specific behaviors for the purpose of early intervention.


Social Skills Success for Students with Autism/Asperger's, Grades 6-12. Fred Frankel & Jeffrey Wood, $35.95

How to teach conversation skills, prevent meltdowns and help kids fit in.

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Social Skills Training for Children with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. Susan Williams White, $30.95

This practical, research-based guide provides a wealth of tools and strategies for implementing social skills training in school or clinical settings. Numerous case examples illustrate common social difficulties experienced by children with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism; the impact on peer relationships, school performance, and behavior; and how social skills training can help. Chapters delve into the nuts and bolts of teaching and reinforcing core skills in classroom, small-group, or individual contexts, emphasizing ways to tailor interventions to each individual's needs.


Social Skills Training and Frustration Management: DVD. Jed Baker, $109.95 DVD format, 4.5 hours

This comprehensive, dynamic presentation is extremely valuable to all family members and professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities, mood and anxiety disorders, and other issues that impact social-emotional functioning. The DVD workshop will help parents and professionals learn how to:

  • Build an individual’s social skills in crucial areas such as conversation, conflict resolution, emotion management, employment, dating, etc.
  • Develop an effective behavior plan
  • Manage and prevent meltdowns
  • Help create peer acceptance
  • Assess social skills of individuals or groups

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Social Smarts: a Play-2-Learn Matching Game. Franklin Learning Systems, $30.50 Grades 2-6

This matching game helps players improve their social and communication skills. As they respond to examples of positive and negative thoughts, kids learn to solve problems and make decisions.


The Social Success Workbook for Teens: Skill-Building Activities for Teens with Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder & Other Social-Skill Problems. Barbara Cooper & Nancy Widdows, $16.95; Professional version (with CD-ROM) $37.95

This engaging workbook includes forty activities to help teens recognize and use their strengths to overcome social skills deficits related to Asperger's disorder or nonverbal learning disorder. Developed especially for teens, the activities in this workbook teach how to learn to read social cues, understand emotions, avoid meltdowns, and more.


Social Thinking at Work: Why Should I Care?  Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, $23.95

A guidebook for understanding and navigating the social complexities of the workplace, SOCIAL THINKING AT WORK describes the inner workings of the social mind in the workplace. The book helps you to decode the hidden rules of the social world by explaining how we think about our own, as well as other people's thoughts and emotions. 

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Social Thinking® Worksheets for Tweens and Teens: Learning to Read in Between the Social Lines. Michelle Garcia Winner, $35.95

The use of worksheets is powerful in helping our students to focus cognitively on core concepts related to social functioning. This particular set of worksheets focuses on pre-adolescent and adolescent social concepts. Given social rules and expectations change with age, these worksheets help to encourage more mature Social Thinking and related shifts in one's social skills. The book includes over 160 worksheets across 9 different lesson section. All of the worksheets are available for printing from the included CD-ROM. (Mac and PC compatible).

This book adds to the worksheet resources provided through Michelle Garcia Winner's WORKSHEETS FOR TEACHING SOCIAL THINKING AND RELATED SKILLS. Both WORKSHEETS books are easily used by parents, paraprofessionals, educators and other professionals.


Socially ADDept: Teaching Social Skills to Children with ADHD, LD and Asperger's. Janet Giler, $35.95 (ages 8-13)

Socially ADDept helps educators and parents teach the hidden rules of social behavior to children with limited social skills, notably those with special needs like ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger's and high-functioning autism, Tourette Syndrome, and nonverbal learning disabilities. The author provides all the information parents and professionals need to know to help kids learn social skills in simple, concise explanations. The book is divided into eight sections that educators can use as teaching units or parents can work through one week (or month) at a time.


Socially Curious and Curiously Social: a Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and Young Adults. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, $24.95

This book is a “get real” discussion about what really goes on inside the mind of people as we share space together. From discussing the “ins and outs” of what it means to be a “Social Thinker” to figuring out texting, dating, the many different levels of friendship and the many and varied emotions we experience as we relate to others, the authors describe the “real world” of being with other people.

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The Socially Included Child: a Parent’s Guide to Successful Playdates, Recreation and Family Events for Children with Autism. Laurie LeComer, $17.50

Parents of children with autism often end up skipping family functions, playdates, and social outings for fear that their children will be unsafe, behave inappropriately, or feel overwhelmed. Now, no matter a child’s language skills or behaviors, he or she can start participating socially with this indispensable step-by-step guide for socializing any child on the autism spectrum.

Here is the essential guide for parents who want to ensure that their children enjoy the benefits—and fun—of socializing, while still accommodating their special needs.


The Space Place — We Have Lift Off! Catalyst Video Ltd., $65.95

The Space Place is designed to help young children have a better understanding of emotions and social interaction. The series features a space museum full of model space vehicles and rockets with friendly faces.  When George, the caretaker, locks up at night, all the models come to life and the fun begins!

Twelve episodes, each focusing on one emotion, are the central part of this DVD. Also included are interactive games and activities, a set of playing cards featuring emotions and a bonus CD with a special 3D game.


Staying in the Game: Providing Social Opportunities for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities. James Loomis, $16.95

Staying in the Game picks up where many social skills training programs leave off — with generalization. The book addresses this void by presenting a range of interventions aimed at promoting generalization of social skills by showing how to establish social situations that can be opportunities for generalization.

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Sticker Strategies: Practical Strategies to Encourage Social Thinking and Organization, 2nd Edition. Michelle Garcia Winner, $26.95

Sticker Strategies includes over 80 fundamental social skills strategies that can be applied to a spiral-bound set of index cards for a student to use at his or her desk while at school or home. Topics include:

  • Asking for Help
  • Emotions & Problem Solving
  • Organization, Writing and Homework
  • Group Work
  • Social Thinking
  • Family Time — Home Strategies

The goal of the sticker strategy tool is for teachers to work with students to determine which strategies or social thinking reminders fit best for each student; a small book of key strategies can then be developed based on the student's needs that the student can transport between home and school.


Superflex® … a Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum. Stephanie Madrigal & Michelle Garcia Winner, $54.95

Superflex®… a Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum provides educators, parents and therapists fun and motivating ways to teach students with Asperger Syndrome, high-functioning autism, ADHD and other diagnosed and undiagnosed social difficulties how to build social thinking skills. Superflex combines a book, comic book and CD to create a curriculum that develops in each student's brain their own superheroic thinking processes that can overcome the challenges in different social situations that arrive across the school and home day.

The curriculum works best with elementary school children (grades K-5) as well as with immature older students who respond to visual books. The curriculum package includes the Superflex curriculum, the storybook Superflex Takes on Rock Brain and the Team of Unthinkables and a CD of all the worksheets and handouts to allow for easy printing of the colorful and engaging materials for your lessons.

Superflex® Takes on Brain Eater and the Team of Unthinkables. Stephanie Madrigal & Michele Garcia Winner, $27.95 (includes CD-ROM with handouts)

Superflex® Takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables. Stephanie Madrigal & Michele Garcia Winner, $24.95

Superflex shows elementary school students how they can use strategies to conquer their own “Team of Unthinkables”. In the process, students learn to calm themselves and to use strategies to assess the size of problems and other issues. As students face Glassman and other Unthinkables, they build up and learn to flex nimble, new thinking skills that help them manage and work on the thoughts and behaviors that may be causing them problems.

Also: Superflex® Takes on Rock Brain and the Team of Unthinkables. Stephanie Madrigal & Kelly Kopp, $13.95

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Talkabout for Children: Developing Self Awareness and Self Esteem. Alex Kelly, $70.95

This practical resource is packed with activities and games for developing self awareness and self esteem.  Self awareness and self esteem is an essential prerequisite to developing social skills and so this book is an excellent first step to any social skills programme. The book includes:

  • Over 40 activities to develop self awareness and self esteem
  • A CD with colour versions of the activities to print out and use
  • A year's teaching plan to help teachers incorporate groups into the school curriculum
  • A short introduction to working with children with low self esteem and social skills difficulties
  • A short assessment of self awareness and self esteem
  • 25 excellent group cohesion activities to use within in your groups
  • Forms and evaluation sheets to help with the smooth running of groups.

Talking Together Social Stories. Natural Learning Concepts, $10.95 each

Like the Now I Get It Social Story Books for younger children, these simple picture books designed for older children and teens cover topical issues that many on the autism spectrum struggle with. Each book has two stories that clarify daily routines and explain social rules. The comprehension questions at the end of each story ensure reinforcement and understanding.

Talking Together: Classroom Behavior & On the School Bus.

Talking Together: Dealing with Bullies & Stranger Danger.

Talking Together: Making Mistakes & Making Responsible Choices.

Talking Together: Sometimes I Have to Wait & When to Say Thanks.

Talking Together: Social Rules & Having a Conversation.

Talking Together: Talking on the Telephone.

 

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Teaching Perspective-Taking Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Lynn Cohen Brennan, $47.95

Educators, psychologists, speech and language pathologists, school adjustment counselors and parents can use the teaching guidelines in this manual to help children on the autism spectrum acquire the social perspective taking skills that are so vital to social competency.  Beginning with basic non-verbal communication skills such as eye contact and pointing skills, and using concrete, step-by-step instructions, the manual provides systematic teaching programs designed to build progressively more complex social perspective-taking skills including joint attention and pretend play skills, identifying and predicting emotions in themselves and others, making social inferences, understanding false and nested belief and faux pas.  Teaching scenarios, with corresponding illustrations designed to enhance comprehension, are provided as well as recommended activities for promoting the generalization of acquired skills. Includes manual and CD-ROM with reproducibles.


Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism: a Practitioner's Guide to Parent Training. Brooke Ingersoll & Anna Dvortcsak, $86.95 (includes a copy of the Manual for Parents)

This two-book package + DVD presents a parent-training approach that is accessible, evidence based, and highly practical. Grounded in developmental and behavioral research, the Practitioner's Guide provides step-by-step guidelines for conducting parent training individually or in groups. It takes proven techniques for promoting the social-communication skills of young children with autism (up to age 6) and breaks them into simple yet effective steps so parents can learn how to do them. The DVD, for use in the training sessions, features video clips of parents implementing the techniques with their children, as well as PowerPoint slides. The Practitioner's Guide also features 30 reproducible handouts and forms.

The companion Manual for Parents helps parents master the techniques and use them at home with their child during daily routines and activities.

Copies of the parent manual are also sold separately.Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism: a Manual for Parents. Brooke Ingersoll & Anna Dvortcsak, $25.95

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Thinking about YOU, Thinking about ME: Teaching Perspective Taking and Social Thinking to Persons with Social Cognitive Learning Challenges, 2nd Edition. Michelle Garcia Winner, $53.95

Thinking about YOU, Thinking about ME is one of Michelle Garcia Winner’s best-selling works. This newly revised edition includes 140 new pages of information, including two new chapters and an updated philosophy throughout. The assessment chapter has been re-written and expanded to include a Social Thinking Dynamic Assessment Protocol®, with more detailed assessment techniques. As well, this second edition includes:

  • Winner's 3 Levels of Social Cognitive Perspective Taking
  • Review of Social Cognition and Related Theories
  • The 4 Steps of Communication Explained and Related Treatment Activities
  • Concrete Strategies to help students become aware of the impact their words and actions have on other people's thoughts, emotions and actions
  • Sample IEP Goals and Benchmarks

Trainman: Gaining Acceptance and Friends through Special Interests. Stefan & Barbara kavan, illustrated by Michaelin Otis, $18.95 (includes a foreword and teaching ideas by Kari Dunn Buron)

Intense, all-consuming interest in a special topic is one of the core characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. While often viewed as a barrier to social interactions with others, special interests can be "turned around" and become a strength, resulting in very positive social outcomes, even friendships. Beyond the potential for friendships, special interests have also been found to increase self-esteem and success in academic areas.

In this warmly illustrated children's book, we meet Stefan, who has a deep interest in trains, roads, and maps. At first, Stefan's near-exclusive interest in transportation-related topics isolated him from other kids, but his parents and teachers helped turn his unique talents into an asset. His classmates now respect Stefan for his vast knowledge and have come to recognize that he is more like them than different. This book is an ideal addition to any autism awareness program at the elementary level.

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Understanding Emotions. $14.50 (Laminated Ring Sets - size 3"x3.5")

A superb quality photograph on the front of each card teaches a child to label emotions. The back of each card teaches a child how these emotions feel and when they could occur. This convenient ring set keeps the cards intact and is the perfect size to carry around. Cards can easily be removed from the ring to provide multiple learning options. Emotions in the set include happy, sad, angry, frustrated, excited and many more.


Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment. Graham Firth & Mark Barber, $22.95

Intensive Interaction is a highly effective approach for communicating and developing social interaction and engagement with difficult-to-reach individuals. This easy-to-use guide steers readers through the practical application of the approach, showing how positive results can best be achieved.

The authors explain clearly how to prepare for, carry out and reflect on the use of Intensive Interaction with a client or family member. A multitude of key questions are addressed, including finding the right setting, evaluating progress and disengaging effectively at the end of a session. In the final section they consider some of the wider implications of the approach, such as developing confidence as a practitioner and incorporating Intensive Interaction into long-term care or educational planning.


We Can Make It Better. Elizabeth Delsandro, $28.95

A strategy to motivate and engage young learners in social problem-solving through flexible stories.  Includes a CD-Rom with printable worksheets and 21 “We Can Make It Better” stories.

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What Did You Say? What Do You Mean? An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors. Jude Welton & Jane Telford, $22.95

Children with autism or Asperger Syndrome (AS) have difficulty understanding figurative language because they use and comprehend language literally and expect words to mean exactly what they say. This can often lead to misunderstandings at home and in the classroom.

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean? looks at a hundred of the most common figures of speech in this visual workbook designed as a springboard for family and classroom discussions. Each figure of speech is accompanied by an illustration showing its literal meaning, which will help AS children recognize and learn to enjoy metaphors and figurative language. The book can be used by parents one-to-one with their ASD child. Teachers can also use the book as the basis for classroom work on figurative language.

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean? 120 Illustrated Metaphor Cards Plus Booklet with Information, Ideas and Instructions. Jude Welton & Jane Telford, $40.95

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean? metaphor cards present 60 common sayings in a fun, illustrated format, encouraging children to understand and play with metaphorical language. Although designed with children with Asperger Syndrome in mind, the cards are useful for all children. The accompanying booklet contains information and ideas for games and activities.


What Does It Mean to Me? 24 Hidden Rules Worksheets to Help Children with Asperger’s Syndrome Learn Social Skills. Michael Canavan, $32.95

These activities are designed to help children learn hidden rules — the unwritten social rules and behaviors that most of seem to know without ever being taught.


What is Friendship? Games and Activities to Help Children to Understand Friendship. Pamela Day, $31.95

Friendship is a vital part of achieving emotional well-being, but some children experience difficulties both initiating and maintaining friendships. This fun and accessible programme contains detailed instructions and photocopiable handouts for teaching children about friendship. The book combines group activities, individual work, homework exercises and games, and will be especially useful for groups containing children with developmental and social difficulties, such as ADHD and autism. Developed in an inclusive classroom, this programme will arm children with useful strategies to deal with difficult situations such as negative peer pressure and conflict.

What is Friendship is ideally suited for use with children aged 7-11, but can be adapted for younger children or older children with developmental difficulties.

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What is a Thought? A Thought is a Lot! Amy Kahofer & Jack Pranksy, $22.50 Grades K-5

This poetic and engaging book introduces children to the amazing, creative power within us all: thought. It is not a book about changing thoughts or changing behaviors, but rather a story to help children (and adults!) see how their own thinking creates their lives, moment to moment, day to day.

Wonderfully illustrated, this children's book not only introduces young readers to the concept of thought but also the amazing power of their own thoughts. Authors Amy Kahofer and noted prevention specialist Jack Pransky tell a simple yet profound message: that our thinking creates our feelings and behavior, and when our minds are calm we have access to natural wisdom and healthy feelings.

Lesson plans and activities on the enclosed CD-ROM transform a story into a teaching tool that can be used with regular and special education students alike to explore social thinking concepts such as perspective taking, abstract language, empathy and human relatedness.


What's That Look on Your Face? All About Faces and Feelings. Catherine Snodgrass, $19.95 (Gr. 2-5)

Recognizing and interpreting facial expressions and the feelings they represent poses a great challenge for children with language and communication difficulties, including those with an autism spectrum disorder. This strikingly illustrated book helps young readers link faces to feelings by presenting situations they can all relate to. Each page spread is devoted to a feeling expressed through an exaggerated facial expression accompanied by a short poem that further elaborates on the expression to reinforce its meaning.

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Whole Body Listening Larry at Home. Kristen Wilson & Elizabeth Sautter, $18.95

Whole Body Listening Larry at School. Kristen Wilson & Elizabeth Sautter, $19.50

These colorfully illustrated storybooks provide fun ways to teach children an abstract but essential idea — that their eyes, hands, brains — their whole bodies! — communicate and affect the people around them. Being a good listener means much more than just hearing what is said with the ears. It is important to break down ALL of the components of listening for your child. Parents, teachers and therapists can use these books to teach this challenging concept at home, at school, in the car, with friends, with grandparents — and a number of other very recognizable situations.


Worksheets! For Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills. Michelle Garcia Winner, $35.95

Worksheets for Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills is a practical, spiral bound book that provides over 250 lessons that address a wide range of topics related to social thinking. These copy-ready worksheets have been developed to help explain to students abstract concepts in more concrete ways and to help them better understand the social world. The worksheets are not only for the student but they also help guide the thinking of the educators and parents on how to more deeply explore a concept.

The concepts guiding the Worksheets are explored in Michelle's earlier two books, Inside Out: What Makes the Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick and Thinking About You Thinking About Me. This Worksheets book can also be used in conjunction with A Social Thinking Curriculum for Teaching School Age Students, to further individualize the curriculum to a student's needs.

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You Are a Social Detective: Explaining Social Thinking to Kids. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, Illustrated by Kelly Knopp, $22.50

Every one of us is a Social Detective. We are good Social Detectives when we use our eyes, ears, and brains to figure out what others are planning to do next or are presently doing and what they mean by their words and deeds. This entertaining comic book offers different ways that can be reviewed repeatedly with students to teach them how to develop their own social detective skills. Enjoy watching your students and kids blossom day-by-day into successful Social Detectives!


You Are a Social Detective! Interactive CD. Social Skill Builder & Social Thinking Publishing, $97.95 (ages 7 to 12, Mac/PC compatible)
 
This new learning software is a dynamic combination of Social Skill Builder's interactive video modeling style with the characters, vocabulary and process of the book You Are a Social Detective! by Social Thinking® founder Michelle Garcia Winner and co-author Pamela Crooke.

The CD features a fun mystery-themed jingle and uses a footprint, magnifying glass and clues theme throughout. The interactive learning game teaches players how to use their eyes, ears and brain to make smart social guesses and investigate clues to see how others emotions and responses are connected to their own behavior. This software program has 6 exciting levels with more than 200 video prompts to break down social situations into functional terms including:

  • Understanding Others’ Comfortable/Uncomfortable Thoughts
  • Understanding Others’ Expected/Unexpected Behaviors
  • Guessing Others’ Thoughts and Emotions
  • Making Smart Guesses
  • Using Your Tool Box Items (Eyes, Ears & Brain)
  • Using Social Mapping

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The You & Me Social Skills Board Game.  ChildsWork ChildsPlay, $61.95 (ages 4-12)

This popular board game teaches children important day-to-day social skills. For 2-4 players.


The You & Me Workbook: a Book That Teaches Social Skills and Social Awareness. Lisa Schab, $33.95

Using simple activities, puzzles and games this workbook is designed to help children learn and practice the basic social skills needed to develop and maintain healthy relationships.


The ZONES of Regulation®: a Curriculum Designed to Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional Control. Leah Kuypers, $46.95 (preschool through high school)

THE ZONES OF REGULATION is a curriculum geared toward helping students gain skills in consciously regulating their actions, which in turn leads to increased control and problem solving abilities. Using a cognitive behavior approach, the curriculum's learning activities are designed to help students recognize when they are in different states called "zones," with each of four zones represented by a different color. In the activities, students also learn how to use strategies or tools to stay in a zone or move from one to another. Students explore calming techniques, cognitive strategies, and sensory supports so they will have a toolbox of methods to use to move between zones. To deepen students' understanding of how to self-regulate, the lessons set out to teach students these skills: how to read others' facial expressions and recognize a broader range of emotions, perspective about how others see and react to their behavior, insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and when and how to use tools and problem solving skills.

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Complete Booklist

Groupwork

Acting Antics: a Theatrical Approach to Teaching Social Understanding to Kids and Teens with Asperger Syndrome. Cindy Schneider, $25.95

Big Picture Thinking: Using Central Coherence Theory to Support Social Skills — a Book for Students. Aileen Zeitz Collucci, $25.95

Building Social Relationships: a Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Difficulties. Scott Bellini, $43.95; Textbook Edition $63.95

Cartoon Cut-Ups: Teaching Figurative Language & Humor. Jean Hamersky, $42.95

Critical Thinking Set for Teens and Up. $55.95

Face Cards for Emotional Awareness: 119 Activities for Understanding Yourself and Others, Grades 6-12. Tad Vogl, $41.95 (includes deck of 54 cards and facilitator’s manual); Face Cards for Emotional Awareness. Tad Vogl, $18.95 (cards only)

Fitting In and Having Fun. Social Skills Training Video Series, Volume 1. DVD $64.95

Fitting In and Having Fun: Moving On to Middle School. Social Skills Training Video Series, Volume 2. DVD $64.95

Fitting In and Having Fun: Confident and In Control. Social Skills Training Video Series, Volume 3. DVD $64.95

Growing Up Social: Exploring How Social Communication Develops and Strategies to Help DVD. Michelle Garcia Winner & The Gray Center, $44.95 (DVD format, 2 discs, 60 minutes each)

The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations. Brenda Smith Myles et al, $20.95; DVD $31.95

Improving Social Behaviors in the Classroom: An Easy Curriculum for Teachers of Young Children with Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Typical Children. Stephanny Freeman, Gazi Begum, Kristen Hayashida & Tanya Papartlla, $44.95

The Incredible 5-Point Scale: Assisting Students with ASDs in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling Their Emotional Responses. Kari Buron & Mitzi Curtis, $20.95; DVD $30.95

Joining In: a Program for Teaching Social Skills. Linda Murdock & Guru Shabad Khalsa, DVD $85.95

Knowing Yourself, Knowing Others: Activities That Teach Social Sense (Elementary). Barbara Cooper & Nancy Widdows, $18.95—Professional Version with CD-ROM Reproducibles, $29.95

Learning Social Skills: a Conversation Workbook. Do2Learn, $27.95

Let's All Listen: Songs for Group Work in Settings that Include Students with Learning Difficulties and Autism. Pat Lloyd, $39.95

Let’s Make Faces. Gerard Emerson Langeler, $14.50

Let’s Talk Emotions: Helping Children with Social Cognitive Deficits, Including AS, HFA, and NVLD, Learn to Understand and Express Empathy and Emotions. Teresa Cardon, $25.50

Lifeskills Activities for Special Children Grades K-5, 2nd Edition. Darlene Mannix, $35.99 – Secondary Students, $31.25

Making Sense of Social Situations: How to Run a Group-Based Intervention Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Albert Cotungo, $34.95

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Navigating the Social World: a Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders. Jeanette McAfee, $52.95; DVD format $109.95

No Fishing Allowed: ‘Reel In Bullying.’ Carol Gray &Judy Williams, DVD Kit $65.95

Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum. Pamela Wolfberg, $40.95

Pirates: an Early-Years Group Program for Developing Social Understanding and Social Competence for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Challenges. Margaret Anne Carter & Josie Santomauro, $35.95

Playing It Right: Social Skills Activities for Parents & Teachers of Young Children with ASDs. Rachel Baraket, $22.95

A Politically Incorrect Look at Evidence-Based Practices and Teaching Social Skills: a Literature Review and Discussion. Michelle Garcia Winner, $22.95

Social Literacy: a Social Skills Seminar for Young Adults with ASDs, NLDs, and Social Anxiety. Mary Riggs Cohen, $50.95

Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs, Grades 6-12, 2nd Edition.  Darlene Mannix, $35.95

Social Skills Activities for Special Children, Grades K-5, 2nd Edition. Darlene Mannix, $32.95

Social Skills and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Lynn Plimley & Maggie Bowen, $36.95

Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger Syndrome: a Practical Guide to Day-to-Day Life. Nancy Patrick, $19.95

Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders: the PEERS Treatment Manual. Elizabeth Laugeson & Fred Frankel, $72.50

Social Skills Groups for Children and Adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome: a Step-by-Step Program. Kim Kiker Painter, $56.95

Social Skills Solutions: a Hands-On Manual for Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism. Kelly McKinnon & Janis Krempa, $36.95

Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems. Jed Baker, $41.95

Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day. Michelle Garcia Winner 2 DVDs, $67.95

Socially Curious and Curiously Social: a Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and Young Adults. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, $24.95

SOS Social Skills in Our Schools: a Social Skills Program for Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Including High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome, and Their Typical Peers. Michelle Dunn, $41.95

StoryMovies: Social Concepts and Skills at School DVD. Carol Gray & Mark Shelley, $85.95; Professional Version, $179.95

Super Skills: a Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and Related Challenges. Judith Coucouvanis, $41.95

Superflex® … a Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum. Stephanie Madrigal & Michelle Garcia Winner, $54.95

Superflex® Takes on Brain Eater and the Team of Unthinkables. Stephanie Madrigal & Michele Garcia Winner, $27.95 (includes CD-ROM with handouts)

Superflex® Takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables. Stephanie Madrigal & Michele Garcia Winner, $24.95

Superflex® Takes on Rock Brain and the Team of Unthinkables. Stephanie Madrigal & Kelly Kopp, $13.95

Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students. Michelle Garcia Winner, $93.95

Worksheets! For Teaching Social Thinking and Related Skills. Michelle Garcia Winner, $35.95

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Social Skills

About Me and You ... and My Friends Too! Watch Me Learn Inc., $43.95 DVD format (58 minutes) Recommended Developmental Ages: 4+ years

Asperger Meets Girl: Happy Endings for Asperger Boys. Jonathan Griffiths, $22.95

Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns. Brenda Smith-Myles & Jack Southwick, $22.50

Asperger Syndrome & Social Relationships: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome. Genevieve Edmonds & Luke Beardon, editors, $19.95

Asperger Syndrome: Strategies for Solving the Social Puzzle. Vicki Lord Larson & Nancy Kaufman, $42.95

Asperger’s…What Does It Mean to Me? A Workbook Explaining Self-Awareness and Life Lessons to the Child or Youth with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s. Catherine Faherty, $42.95

Autism/Asperger’s: Solving the Relationship Puzzle: a New Developmental Program that Opens the Door to Lifelong Social & Emotional Growth. Steven Gutstein, $39.95

AUTISM: the Musical. Directed by Tricia Regan, $28.95 (DVD format, 93 minutes)

The Autistic Child’s Guide to How to Behave: Introducing spark*— the Self-Regulation Program of Awareness and Resilience in Kids. Heather Mackenzie, $39.95

Be a Friend: Songs for Social Skills Training CD. Jed Baker & Jeffrey Friedberg, $17.95

Being Bullied: Strategies and Solutions for People with Asperger’s Syndrome. Nick Dubin, $39.95 DVD

Caring for Myself: a Social Skills Storybook. Christy Gast & Jane Krug, $22.95

The Choices Game: Staying Safe in Social Situations. Christopher McMaster, $43.95

Conversation Skills On the Job and In the Community: a Curriculum for Adolescents and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Marilyn Banks, $53.95

Conversation Skills II: Extending Conversations — a Curriculum for Adolescents and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Marilyn Banks, $53.95

Conversations in Pictures: Daily Living Skills. Natural Learning Concepts, $14.50

Conversations in Pictures: Out and About. Natural Learning Concepts, $14.50

Diary of a Social Detective: Real-Life Tales of Mystery, Intrigue and Interpersonal Adventure. Jeffrey Jessum, $21.50

Exploring Bullying with Adults with Asperger Syndrome: a Photocopiable Workbook. Anna Tickle & Bettina Stott, $52.95

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Face Your Feelings! A Book to Help Children Learn About Feelings. Lawrence Shapiro, $18.95

Feelings FLASHCARDS. Todd Parr, $16.99

A ‘5’ Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries—Straight Up! An Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults. Kari Dunn Buron, $21.95

Friendly Facts: a Fun, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities of Friends and Friendship. Margaret-Anne Carter & Josie Santomauro, $20.95 (ages 7-11)

Friendships: the Aspie Way. Wendy Lawson, $17.95

Getting the Message: Learning to Read Facial Expressions. Pat Crissey, $54.95

Getting the Picture: Inference and Narrative Skills for Young People with Communication Difficulties. David Nash, Illustrated by Oliver Allchin, $31.95

Hidden Rules Card Game. ChildsWork ChildsPlay, $26.95 (ages 6-12)

How Do You Feel? A Facial Expression Puzzle Game. $11.50 (ages 3 and up)

How to Find Your Groove: Conversation Skills and Other Tips for Surviving the Social World. Laura Cornish, $31.50

I Get It! Building Social Thinking and Reading Comprehension through Book Chats. Audra Jensen, $26.95

It’s So Much Work to be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success. Richard Lavoie, Book $19.95; DVD $52.95

Learn To Respond Appropriately: Increase Every Day Interaction. Natural Learning Concepts, $14.50

Learning About Friendship: Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. K. I. Al-Ghani, $22.95

Look Mom! I Have Good Manners. Thinkeroo Studios, Elementary Social Skills. DVD, 30 minutes. $17.95 (5 & up)

Manners for the Real World: Basic Social Skills. Coulter Video, DVD, (43 minutes), $33.95

Mind Reading: the Interactive Guide to Emotions — includes the Emotions Library (as above) plus Learning Centre, Games Zone, Activity Sheets and Mind Reading Manager. University of Cambridge , DVD-ROM (requires DVD-ROM drive) or CD-ROM set (must be installed on hard drive, 2.5 GB) $150.95

Mind Reading Emotions Library. University of Cambridge with Simon Baron-Cohen, CD-ROM, $70.95

Model Me Confidence DVD, $33.95 (63 minutes; Ages 9-17)
Model Me Conversation Cues DVD, $32.95 (68 minutes; Ages 9-17)
Model Me Faces and Emotions DVD, $27.95 (27 minutes; Ages 2-8)
Model Me Friendship DVD, $33.95 (75 minutes; Ages 9-17)
Model Me Going Places DVD, $27.50 (42 minutes; Ages 2-8)
Model Me I Can Do It! DVD, $33.95 (53 minutes; Ages 5-12)
Model Me Organization & Motivation DVD, $33.95 (63 minutes, Ages 9-17)
Model Me Time for School DVD, $33.95 (61 minutes; Ages 5-12)
Model Me Time for a Playdate DVD, $33.95 (67 minutes; Ages 5-12)
Model Me Tips and Tricks DVD, $33.95 (67 minutes; Ages 9-17)

Model Me Confidence & Bullying Prevention, Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set. Model Me Kids, $54.95
Model Me Conversation Cues, Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set. Model Me Kids, $54.95
Model Me Friendship, Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set. Model Me Kids, $54.95
Model Me Time for School, Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set. Model Me Kids, $54.95

My Social Stories Book. Carol Gray & Abbie Leigh White, $22.95

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The New Social Story Book, Revised and Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition. Carol Gray, $37.50

Off We Go to the Dentist. Avril Webster, $11.50
Off We Go to the Grocery Store. Avril Webster, $11.50
Off We Go for a Haircut. Avril Webster, $11.50

Photo Social Stories: 35 Cards That Teach Kids Social Skills for Everyday Situations. Lawrence Shapiro, $26.50 (ages 5-12)

The Planner Guide: an Organizational and Reference System for People with Social and Cognitive Challenges. Jane Burke, Bob Steinkamp & Chantal Charron, $157.95

A Quest for Social Skills for Students with Autism or Asperger’s: Ready-to-Use Lessons with Games, Role-Play Activities and More. JoEllen Cumpata & Susan Fell, $26.50

Quinn at School: Relating, Connecting and Responding at School, a Book for Children Ages 3-7. Rick Warren, $19.75

Quirky, Yes — Hopeless, No. Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted. Cynthia La Brie Norall, $21.99

Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adults: Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD. Steven Gutstein & Rachelle Sheely, $34.95

Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children: Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD. Steven Gutstein & Rachelle Sheely, $37.95

Responsibility Check List – Home. $15.95 (Laminated Ring Sets - size 3"x3.5")

Responsibility Check List – School. $15.95 (Laminated Ring Sets - size 3"x3.5")

Revealing the Hidden Social Code: Social Stories for People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Marie Howley & Eileen Arnold, $19.95

Set for Success: Activities for Teaching Emotional, Social and Organizational Skills. Josie Santomauro & Margaret Anne Carter, $34.95

The Sixth Sense II. Carol Gray, $8.50

60 Social Situations & Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More. Matt Winter, $28.95

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Social Behavior Mapping — Connecting Behavior, Emotions and Consequences Across the Day. Michelle Garcia Winner, Editor, $24.95

Social Behavior Mapping DVD. Michelle Garcia Winner & The Gray Center, $23.95 (DVD format, 50 minutes)

Social and Communication Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Early Identification, Diagnosis, and Intervention. Edited by Tony Charman and Wendy Stone, $37.95

Social Competence Intervention Program: a Drama-Based Intervention for Youth on the Autism Spectrum. Laura Guli, Alison Wilkinson & Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, $35.95; Forms and Handouts CD-ROM, $18.95

Social Competence of Young Children: Risk, Disability, and Intervention. Edited by William Brown, Samuel Odom & Scott McConnell, $41.95

Social Enjoyment Groups for Children, Teens and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. John Merges, $26.95

Social Fortune or Social Fate: a Social Thinking Graphic Novel Map for Social Quest Seekers. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pam Crooke, $24.95

The Social and Life Skills MeNu. Karra Barber, $52.95

Social Literacy: a Social Skills Seminar for Young Adults with ASDs, NLDs, and Social Anxiety. Mary Riggs Cohen, $50.95

Social Rules for Kids: the Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed. Susan Diamond, $20.95 (ages 7-14)

Social Skills Comics for Teens: Real Teens Show How to Behave in Real Social Situations. Elizabeth Bennett, $33.95

Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy: Inspiring Connection on the Autism Spectrum. Lee Chasen, $34.95

Social Skills Intervention Manual. Samm House, Editor, $33.50

The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond. Jed Baker, $42.50; CD-ROM, $32.95

The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Play, Emotion, and Communication to Children with Autism. Jed Baker, $42.95; Social Skills Picture Book. Jed Baker, CD-ROM, $32.95

Social Skills Solutions: a Hands-On Manual for Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism. Kelly McKinnon & Janis Krempa, $32.95

Social Skills Success for Students with Autism/Asperger's, Grades 6-12. Fred Frankel & Jeffrey Wood, $35.95

Social Skills Training for Children with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. Susan Williams White, $30.95

Social Skills Training and Frustration Management: DVD. Jed Baker, $109.95 DVD format, 4.5 hours

The Social Success Workbook for Teens: Skill-Building Activities for Teens with Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder & Other Social-Skill Problems. Barbara Cooper & Nancy Widdows, $16.95; Professional version (with CD-ROM) $37.95

Social Thinking at Work: Why Should I Care?  Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, $23.95

Social Thinking® Worksheets for Tweens and Teens: Learning to Read in Between the Social Lines. Michelle Garcia Winner, $35.95

Socially ADDept: Teaching Social Skills to Children with ADHD, LD and Asperger's. Janet Giler, $35.95 (ages 8-13)

The Socially Included Child: a Parent’s Guide to Successful Playdates, Recreation and Family Events for Children with Autism. Laurie LeComer, $17.50

The Space Place — We Have Lift Off! Catalyst Video Ltd., $65.95

Space Travelers: an Interactive Program for Developing Social Understanding, Social Competence and Social Skills for Students with Asperger Syndrome, Autism and Other Social Cognitive Challenges, Space Guide Manual. M.A. Carter & J. Santomauro, $32.95 — Student Manual, $12.95

Staying in the Game: Providing Social Opportunities for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities. James Loomis, $16.95

Sticker Strategies: Practical Strategies to Encourage Social Thinking and Organization, 2nd Edition. Michelle Garcia Winner, $26.95

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Talkabout for Children: Developing Self Awareness and Self Esteem. Alex Kelly, $70.95

Talking Together: Classroom Behavior & On the School Bus. Natural Learning Concepts, $10.95
Talking Together: Dealing with Bullies & Stranger Danger. Natural Learning Concepts, $10.95
Talking Together: Making Mistakes & Making Responsible Choices. Natural Learning Concepts, $10.95
Talking Together: Social Rules & Having a Conversation. Natural Learning Concepts, $10.95
Talking Together: Sometimes I Have to Wait & When to Say Thanks. Natural Learning Concepts, $10.95
Talking Together: Talking on the Telephone. Natural Learning Concepts, $10.95

Teaching Children with Autism to Mind-Read: a Practical Guide. Patricia Howlin et al, $76.99

Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism: a Practitioner's Guide to Parent Training. Brooke Ingersoll & Anna Dvortcsak, $86.95 (includes copy of the Manual for Parents)

Teaching Social Communication to Children with Autism: a Manual for Parents. Brooke Ingersoll & Anna Dvortcsak, $24.50

Teaching Perspective-Taking Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Lynn Cohen Brennan, $47.95

Thinking about YOU, Thinking about ME: Teaching Perspective Taking and Social Thinking to Persons with Social Cognitive Learning Challenges, 2nd Edition. Michelle Garcia Winner, $53.95

Trainman: Gaining Acceptance and Friends through Special Interests. Stefan & Barbara kavan, illustrated by Michaelin Otis, $18.95 (includes a foreword and teaching ideas by Kari Dunn Buron)

Understanding Emotions. $15.95 (Laminated Ring Sets - size 3"x3.5")

Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries through the Unique Perspectives of Autism. Temple Grandin & Sean Barron, $26.95

Using Intensive Interaction with a Person with a Social or Communicative Impairment. Graham Firth & Mark Barber, $22.95

We Can Make It Better. Elizabeth Delsandro, $28.95

What Does It Mean to Me? 24 Hidden Rules Worksheets to Help Children with Asperger’s Syndrome Learn Social Skills. Michael Canavan, $32.95

What is Friendship? Games and Activities to Help Children to Understand Friendship. Pamela Day, $31.95

What's That Look on Your Face? All About Faces and Feelings. Catherine Snodgrass, $19.95 (Gr. 2-5)

What is a Thought? A Thought is a Lot! Amy Kahofer & Jack Pranksy, $22.50 Grades K-5

Whole Body Listening Larry at Home. Kristen Wilson & Elizabeth Sautter, $18.95

Whole Body Listening Larry at School. Kristen Wilson & Elizabeth Sautter, $19.50

You Are a Social Detective: Explaining Social Thinking to Kids. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, Illustrated by Kelly Knopp, $22.50

You Are a Social Detective! Interactive CD. Social Skill Builder & Social Thinking Publishing, $97.95 (ages 7 to 12, Mac/PC compatible)  

The You & Me Social Skills Board Game. ChildsWork ChildsPlay, $61.95 (ages 4-12)

The You & Me Workbook: a Book That Teaches Social Skills and Social Awareness. Lisa Schab, $33.95

The ZONES of Regulation®: a Curriculum Designed to Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional Control. Leah Kuypers, $46.95 (preschool through high school)

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Lifeskills

Adam's Alternative Sports Day. Jude Welton, $22.95

An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions, 2nd edition. Ian Stuart-Hamilton, $27.95

Aspergers in Love. Maxine Aston, $26.95

Asperger Syndrome: Transition to College and Work. Coulter Video, $44.95 DVD format, 57 minutes

Communication: What Does It Mean to Me? Catherine Faherty, $21.95  

Crafting Connections. Mitchell Taubman, Ron Leaf & John McEachin, $44.95

Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism, Revised Edition. Temple Grandin & Kate Duffy, $22.95

From Isolation to Intimacy: Making Friends without Words. Phoebe Caldwell, $22.95

How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends. Don Gabor, $16.00

How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism or Asperger's. Jennifer McIlwee Myers, $27.95

Managing with Asperger Syndrome. Malcolm Johnson, $24.95

My Book Full of Feelings—How to Control and React to the Size of Your Emotions: an Interactive Workbook for Parents, Professionals & Children. Amy Jaffe & Luci Gardner, $29.50

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome: a Guide to Living in an Intimate Relationship with a Partner Who Has Asperger Syndrome. Maxine Aston, $11.95

Personal Hygiene? What’s That Got to Do with Me? Pat Crissey, $22.95

Preparing for Life: the Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Jed Baker, $47.95

Taking Care of Myself: a Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People with Autism. Mary Wrobel, $34.50

The One and Only Sam. Aileen Stalker, $18.95

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean: an Illustrated Guide to Understanding Metaphors. Jude Welton & Jane Telford, $22.95 (10 - up)

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean? 120 Illustrated Metaphor Cards Plus Booklet with Information, Ideas and Instructions. Jude Welton & Jane Telford, $40.95

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