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From Autism Asperger Publishing Company

All About My Brother. Sarah Peralta, $22.95

Ann Drew Jackson. Joan Clark, $19.75

ANN DREW JACKSON lets children with and without autism spectrum disorders get a glimpse of the frustrations that can drift into people’s lives. Through the experiences of Jackson and Hillary readers learn, from both sides of the spectrum, that people are people despite life’s circumstances.


Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions That Build Success. Jennifer Veenendall, $24.95

ARNIE AND HIS SCHOOL TOOLS is an illustrated children's book about an exuberant little boy who had difficulty paying attention in class and doing his school work until he was equipped with the tools to accommodate his sensory needs. Written from Arnie's point of view, the book uses simple language to describe some of the sensory tools and strategies he uses at school and home to help him achieve a more optimal level of alertness and performance. Occupational therapists, teachers and parents will find this book an engaging way to introduce elementary students to basic sensory tools used to help children focus in classroom settings, such as fidgets, chewy pencil toppers, and weighted vests. Additional resources are provided at the end of the book, including definitions of sensory processing and sensory modulation disorder, suggested discussion questions, and lists of related books and websites.

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The ASD NEST Model: a Framework for Inclusive Education for Higher Functioning Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Edited by Shirely Cohen & Lauren Hough, $31.95

This well-researched and evidence-based program was formulated in response to the severe shortage of educational programs designed for higher functioning school-age children with ASD, which often leads to inappropriate placement, and a lack of supports... all of which inevitably results in poor educational experiences. The program uses a positive behavior support approach and incorporates strategies that address areas of difficulties common in children with ASD, specifically sensory functioning, social relatedness, self-regulation, managing anxiety, and selective cognitive problems. This program helps children function comfortably and successfully in mainstream settings in their schools and communities, whenever feasible, with decreased need for professional support.


The ASD Zoo of Kalamazoo. Josie Santomauro, $22.50

AAPC’s latest release, The ASD Zoo of Kalamazoo, is an illustrated, rhyming children’s book that connects the characteristics of various zoo animals to the major social skills characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorder. The book demonstrates how some animals exhibit specific characteristics, eccentric behaviors and special needs. The book capitalizes on their strengths.

The goal of this book is for children to recognize their characteristics and learn how to capitalize on them or adapt for greater success in the social realm. This resource can be used with children and their peers to talk openly about diagnosis, challenges and differences, read by them or with an adult. Professionals can also use the resource in schools or clinics.


Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum. Stephen Shore, Editor. Foreword by Temple Grandin, $29.95

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The Asperger Plus Child: How to Identify and Help Children with Asperger Syndrome and Seven Common Co-Existing Conditions. George Lynn & Joanne Barrie Lynn, $28.95

THE ASPERGER PLUS CHILD helps parents, educators and caregivers to understand the Asperger child who has other conditions including Bipolar Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder. Written for parents, teachers, counselors, and medical professionals, THE ASPERGER PLUS CHILD offers insights including:

  • Why it is important to understand the real difference between autism and Asperger Syndrome
  • How you can tell if a child has AS or ADD and why the distinction will become more important as the child grows through his teen years
  • What a child with AS who also has a nonverbal learning disability looks like compared to a child with AS without an NLD

Though each child is as different as a fingerprint, there are shared patterns as well as important differences. THE ASPERGER PLUS CHILD presents a commonsense, interesting, and understandable description of these essential distinctions.


Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success. Brenda Smith Myles & Diane Adreon, $24.95

Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns. Brenda Smith Myles & Jack Southwick, $27.95

This expanded edition of the best selling AAPC classic offers both parents and professionals tried-and-true solutions to minimize and circumvent the often frightening circumstances that surround the rage cycle, not only for the child with Asperger Syndrome, but others in the environment as well. In addition to almost doubling the section on interventions, this highly practical and user-friendly resource also focuses on the reactions of the adults around the child. This detailed book takes the reader through the stages of the rage cycle and emphasizes the importance of utilizing the teachable moments before and after a rage episode.

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Asperger Syndrome and the Elementary School Experience: Practical Solutions for Academic & Social Difficulties. Susan Thompson Moore, $27.95

Asperger Syndrome: an Owner’s Manual: What You, Your Parents, and Your Teachers Need to Know. Ellen Heller Korin, $25.95

ASPERGER SYNDROME: AN OWNER'S MANUAL is an interactive workbook designed for young people, grades 5 through 8, for use with guidance from a helping adult. Astutely written to be understood by these particular adolescents, An Owner’s Manual describes what Asperger syndrome is and how it can affect daily life. With the help of a trusted adult, the child completes a series of exercises related to learning style, sensory issues, emotions, relationships, and more, culminating in a written plan for each major area of his life that will serve as a constant guide and reinforcement. This unique workbook not only reassures the young people that the things they are struggling with can improve, but also empowers them by providing a chance to identify their needs and to participate in developing interventions and future planning.


Asperger Syndrome: an Owner's Manual 2 For Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know. Ellen Heller Korin, $25.95

ASPERGER SYNDROME: AN OWNER'S MANUAL 2 FOR OLDER ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Asperger Syndrome: an Owner's Manual. This interactive workbook deals with issues that older adolescents and adults face, such as relationships, marriage, independent living, employment, and self-care. This much-needed resource is designed to inform and support AS individuals as they come to grips with their strengths and challenges and plan for a successful adulthood within the neurotypical world.

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Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues. Brenda Smith Myles, Katherine Tapscott Cook, Nancy E. Miller, Louann Rinner & Lisa A. Robbins; $23.95

Becoming Remarkably Able: Walking the Path to Talents, Interests and Personal Growth. Jackie Marquette, $23.50

Preparing youth with autism spectrum for life after high school requires fresh thinking and new actions from everyone involved. BECOMING REMARKABLY ABLE is a system of ongoing assessments with action steps, designed for family members and professionals to guide an individual through an exploration process to identify strengths and gifts that support emotional needs and promote growth. This resource is helpful for individuals who are high functioning as well as for those who have more significant disabilities. With a focus on increased capability or independence, BECOMING REMARKABLY ABLE helps establish goals and pursue paths for students in transition.


Behavior Mapping. Amy Buie, $21.95

A visual strategy for teaching appropriate behavior to individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders.

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Building Independence: How to Create and Use Structured Work Systems. Christine Reeve & Susan Kabot, $49.95

Individuals with ASD and related disorders are supported by a variety of people throughout their day, whether in educational and work settings, transition programs or at home. Structured work systems are one method that can be used to ensure that they develop and maintain their ability to work on their own, without assistance and prompting from others. Structured work systems are designed to give visual information about what work needs to be done, how much works needs to be done, when the work is completed and what will happen next. Due to the predictability and sense of accomplishment that are built into the system, many individuals with ASD find the structured work time their favorite time of the day. Full of color photos and case examples spanning age and levels of functioning, the book provides an A-Z guide to work systems, including assessment, how to build them into the curriculum, IEPs, lesson planning and more.


Building Social Relationships 2: a Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Scott Bellini, $55.95

Building Social Relationships organizes the myriad social skills strategies and resources currently available to make it easier for parents and educational professionals to teach social skills and design social skills programs for children with ASD. A comprehensive five-step model addresses the need for social programming for children and adolescents with ASD. This second edition, emphasizes the importance of targeting both social skills and social-cognitive processing.

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Canoes, Cabins and Campfires: Guidelines for Establishing a Summer Camp for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Jill Hudson, $20.50

Many children with autism spectrum disorders are not able to thrive in a typical summer camp due to their unique sensory and behavioral needs. Yet, like all other kids they love the camp experience. This book presents in clear and detailed terms what it takes to put on a camp that takes into consideration the special needs of children on the autism spectrum.


The Classroom and Communication Skills Program. Megan Ahlers & Colleen Hannigan Zillich, $25.50

Practical strategies for educating young children with Autism Spectrum and other developmental disabilities in the public school setting.


The Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities, 2nd Edition. Shawn Henry & Brenda Smith Myles, $49.95

This system allows educators to understand how to implement an instructional program for students with ASD. Known as CAPS, the model answers common questions about finding the right supports to fit a child’s learning style in order to help him reach his full potential. Used with The Ziggurat Model, CAPS enables educators and other professionals to address adequate yearly progress (AYP), response to intervention (RTI), and positive behavior support (PBS). This expanded second edition of CAPS adds important new material on technical assistance/consultation as well as up-to-date considerations of current mandates and trends that support CAPS use, including a major focus on evidence-based practices.

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A Comprehensive Planning Process for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities: the Ziggurat Model and Comprehensive Autism Planning System. Autism Asperger Publishing Company, $7.50

The Ziggurat/CAPS Implementation Manual offers an overview of the Ziggurat Model and CAPS followed by a description of how they can be applied in various settings, an overview of training parameters, and how various settings, an overview of training parameters, and how the process can be used for one student or adopted by an entire system. The manual ends with a brief overview of assessment instruments that can be used to assess the impact of the Ziggurat Model and CAPS on an individual and on the system.


Dear Diana... Diana's Guide to Independent Living: For Adolescents and Young Adults With Different Learning Styles and Special Needs. Diana Bilezikian, $24.95

After graduating from high school, the author attended Chapel Haven, a program for young adults with special needs and learning differences. This practical resource is an outgrowth of a series of emails she sent to relatives and friends about her life and the skills she was learning. Backed by the president of Chapel Haven, Diana’s original ideas have been expanded into a helpful collection of advice and support for how to live an independent and meaningful life. Hints and suggestions are grouped under the major headings of Life, Consumer, and Financial Skills; Communication and Interpersonal Skills; Self-Care and Domestic Living; Getting Around; Stress Management; Taking Charge, Managing Priorities, and Solving Problems; and Safety and Emergencies.


Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism, Revised Edition. Temple Grandin & Kate Duffy, $28.95

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. Temple Grandin draws from her own experience with autism spectrum disorders and her professional career, and Kate Duffy uses her expertise on employment issues and the mother of two teenagers with autistic-like behaviors. 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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Difficult Moments for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders, DVD. Brenda Smith Myles, $33.95, DVD 25 minutes

Daily life can present stress to all of us, but for individuals with autism spectrum disorders everyday life can be particularly challenging. When not addressed early on, stress can quickly escalate, culminating in full-blown rage. Fortunately, there are signs along the way, if only we know what to look for. In this DVD, Brenda Smith Myles, co-author of Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns, shares her unique insights about the rage cycle along with interventions for each stage, including recommendations for adult behavior.


Everybody is Different — a Book for Young People Who Have Brothers or Sisters with Autism. Fiona Bleach, $12.95

Everyday Classroom Strategies and Practices for Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Jamie Bleiweiss, Lauren Hough & Shirley Cohen, $45.99

This practical approach to working with students with autism spectrum disorders helps to demystify the processes needed to help these students succeed and gives teachers the supports to plan appropriately for them. Adopted by several schools and districts, this timely resource clearly communicates how to create a classroom in which every learner succeeds with specific and easy-to-implement strategies for students who require minimal supports as well as those who require more intensive interventions. In compliance with current trends in education, it incorporates evidence-based practices, positive behavior supports, and uses Response to Intervention.


Everyday Solutions: a Practical Guide for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Mindy Small and Lisa Kontente, $24.95

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Facilitating Early Social Communication Skills: from Theory to Practice. Pamela Rosenthal Rollins, $93.95

Learn how to design and implement a high-quality inclusive program that helps young children with autism spectrum disorders develop social communication and language skills.

This text presents a developmental social-pragmatic approach to facilitating language and social communication. Consistent with the SCERTS model (Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports; Prizant et al.), it makes a major contribution to the training and support of young children on the autism spectrum, ages 3-5. While the focus is on the preschool environment, suggestions about how to extend the approach to the home and other environments where the child with autism spends time are provided.


A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control! An Activity-Based Method for Evaluating and Supporting Highly Anxious Students. Kari Dunn Buron, $34.50

Using this self-contained product, the student literally sorts cards describing highly stressful situations into colorful pockets designating stress levels, ranging from 5-1, as a first step in changing the way he thinks about and responds to emotions such as anxiety, sadness and anger. A laminated erasable page and blank cards enable parents and teachers to individualize this innovative program. Suggestions for how to include it as part of a functional behavior assessment and a problem-solving activity are included.


A ‘5’ Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries Straight Up: an Honest Guide for Teens and Young Adults. Kari Dunn Buron, $28.95

Building on her popular 5-Point Scale, Kari Dunn Buron takes a narrower look at challenging behavior with a particular focus on behaviors that can spell trouble for adolescents and young adults who have difficulty understanding and maintaining social boundaries. The notion behind the 5-point scale is to take an idea or behavior and break it into five parts to make it easier to understand the different degrees of behavior and, eventually, the consequences of one's behavior. Using a direct and simple style with lots of examples and hands-on activities, A ‘5’ IS AGAINST THE LAW speaks directly to adolescents and young adults.

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FLIPP the Switch: Strengthen Executive Function Skills. Sheri Wilkins & Carol Burmeister, $35.50

Although many educators associate deficits in EF skills with students on the autism spectrum, the reality is that many young people struggle with executive functioning. In fact, it is accurate to say that all young people are learning executive functioning as these skills are not fully developed until people are well into their twenties. The good news is that there are evidence-based strategies that can be used at home, in school, in the community, and in work situations that can significantly improve the executive functioning of individuals who struggle in this area. Given the right tools, parents, educators, and others who work with this population can effectively structure the environment and teach strategic thinking skills that will support the critical life skills of flexibility, leveled emotionality, impulse control, planning, and problem solving.

FLIPP the Switch is a practical book written for parents and educators by parents and educators. The target audience is anyone who works with young people aged 3-22 who are disorganized, inflexible, impulsive, and who struggle with planning or problem solving. This book is indispensable for anyone who wants to minimize conflict, maximize on-task behavior, and support positive social-emotional development in a child or student with challenging behavior.


Friendly Facts: a Fun, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities of Friends and Friendship. Margaret-Anne Carter & Josie Santomauro, $23.50 (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.

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Genius Genes: How Asperger Talents Changed the World. Michael Fitzgerald & Brendan O'Brien, $25.50

GENIUS GENES: HOW ASPERGER TALENTS CHANGED THE WORLD proposes that many famous historical figures had an autistic mind-style, and that this should color the way we approach autism today. Arguing that highly creative people are largely "born and not made," the authors present case studies of the lives of 21 famous individuals, tying their personalities, talents and lifestyles to the major characteristics of Asperger Syndrome. This book's chief importance lies in challenging an often negative perception of autism and Asperger Syndrome by demonstrating that many persons with autism spectrum disorders have lived rich, complex and productive lives, and that their intelligence and special talents contributed hugely to shaping the world that we now know.


Girls Under the Umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Practical Solutions for Addressing Everyday Challenges. Lori Ernsperger & Danielle Wendel, $28.95

GIRLS UNDER THE UMBRELLA provides insightful first-hand accounts along with research-based strategies and practical techniques for addressing the unique needs of girls on the spectrum. Each chapter includes descriptions of interventions and strategies designed to improve specific behaviors at home, at school, and in the community. Throughout, the emphasis is on what sets girls apart from boys on the spectrum in an effort to ensure that their unique needs are met and their special talents are fostered and nurtured.


Grandparent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders. Nancy Mucklow, $29.95

Most children fit almost instinctively into Grandma's. Children with ASD have a harder time adjusting and even a brief visit can leave a grandparent mentally and physically exhausted. But it doesn't have to be that way!

Nancy Mucklow's book serves as a practical guide to turning grandparents' concern, confusion and initial sadness for their grandchild with ASD into a relationship of acceptance, confidence and realistic expectations. Full of intriguing and thought-provoking anecdotes and rules of thumb, GRANDPARENT'S GUIDE TO ASD includes tried-and-true recommendations on how to deal with sensory issues, new and unfamiliar environments, dietary considerations, emotional meltdowns, communication, selecting the right toys, participating in school and family events... and much more. More knowledgeable and better prepared after reading this positive and upbeat book, grandparents can stay relaxed as they use the helpful strategies that allow them to better connect with their special grandchild.


Growing Together Across the Autism Spectrum: a Kid’s Guide to Living With, Learning From, and Loving a Parent With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Elizabeth Marks, $20.25

A parent with ASD can provide his or her children deep love and support, along with a perspective on the world that is wonderfully unique. At the same time, the emotional and physical demands of parenting can be taxing for someone with autism.

Growing Together Across the Autism Spectrum tackles a topic that has received little attention – the relationship between a neurotypical child and a parent on the spectrum.  As such, this illustrated children’s book provides a conversational starting point for families with a parent on the autism spectrum. While narrated from the perspective of a boy whose father has ASD and a mother who does not, his thoughts and questions apply equally to other variations of this family structure.

While an ASD parent craves order, reason, and predictability, the experience of parenthood is inherently chaotic. This book fills a critical gap in resources for children and families with parents on the autism spectrum. It takes children’s feelings of love, confusion, and worry seriously and promotes mutual respect, affection, and accountability among family members. Overall, this title reflects the importance of every family member’s commitment to growing together.

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The Hidden Curriculum for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations for Adolescents and Young Adults. Brenda Smith Myles, Melissa Trautman & Ronda Schelvan, $26.95

In the revised and expanded edition of this popular book, the authors narrow their target to issues common to adolescents and young adults. While many of the features of the original book have been maintained, information on evidence-based practice has been added. Further, a series of instructional strategies are provided that can be used to teach the hidden curriculum. Instructional aids include charts, forms, and templates designed to make the job of teaching and learning the hidden curriculum more effective.

The Hidden Curriculum: Teaching What is Meaningful, DVD. Brenda Smith Myles, $44.95, DVD 46 minutes

Using common, familiar examples, Brenda Smith Myles emphasizes the importance of teaching hidden curriculum items directly to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and social-cognitive challenges.


The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment, a Guide for Individuals with Autism Spectrum and Other Social-Cognitive Challenges. Brenda Smith Myles, Judy Endow & Malcom Mayfield, $27.95

Adults on the spectrum often have difficulty getting and keeping a job that is unrelated to their job skills. This practical and easy-to-use book provides necessary yet often untaught information on a variety of topics related to getting a job, finding a mentor, networking, using agencies, interviewing, talking with supervisors, dealing with on-the-job-frustrations, understanding the social rules at work and many other topics.


The Hidden Curriculum and Other Everyday Challenges for Elementary-Age Children with High-Functioning Autism. Haley Morgan Myles & Annelise Kolar, $19.95

In this 2nd expanded edition, previously entitled PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO EVERYDAY CHALLENGES FOR CHILDREN WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME, young authors Haley Myles and Annellise Kolar give simple, no-nonsense advice on how to handle everyday occurrences that can be challenging for children on the autism spectrum. This reader-friendly book provides social rules that help children with peer relationships, school and everyday activities. New hidden curriculum tips, including tips on Internet safety, provide children essential social rules for succeeding in an ever-changing interactive world.

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I Am Utterly Unique: Celebrating the Strength of Children with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. Elaine Marie Larson, illustrated by Vivian Strand, $19.95

Each page of this playful alphabet book presents one of the many talents and abilities of children on the autism spectrum. This very positive portrayal of the extraordinary gifts and perspectives of children with Asperger Syndrome and high-functioning autism is beautifully illustrated with colourful, vivid and humorous pictures.


“I Hate To Write!” Cheryl Boucher & Kathy Oehler, $34.95

Tips for helping students with autism spectrum and related disorders increase achievement, meet academic standards, and become happy, successful writers.


The Incredible 5-Point Scale, 2nd Edition: Assisting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling Their Emotional Responses. Kari Dunn Buron & Mitzi Curtis, $27.95

The second edition of the wildly popular INCREDIBLE 5-POINT SCALE is significantly improved and expanded. Using the same practical and user-friendly format as the first edition, readers benefit from work done with the scales over the past 10 years, resulting in refinements to the original scales, now considered "classics" in homes and classrooms across the country and abroad. As well there are lots of new scales specifically designed for young children and for those with more classic presentations of autism, including expanded use of the Anxiety Curve. Another welcome addition is a list of goals and objectives related to incorporating scales in students' IEPs. As in their other writings, the authors emphasize the importance of self-management and self-regulation, two evidence-based practices.

Purchasing the book allows online access to blank scales, small portable scales and worksheets for easy duplication.


Initiations and Interactions: Early Intervention Techniques for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Teresa Cardon, $20.50

Research suggests an early start is the key to a successful intervention for children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. What many don't know is that research also shows that for most early intervention programs to be effective, they must involve a child's primary caregivers, especially when it comes to such an all-pervasive area as communication. If your child is currently receiving several therapies or if you are trying on your own to help encourage and foster communication interactions with your child, take the tools you find helpful in this book and make sure that a "family-centered" approach is part of your weekly regime. If your child is one of the thousands who have been "wait-listed" for services, wait no more — the tools are at your fingertips!

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The Integrated Self-Advocacy ISA Curriculum: a Program for Emerging Self-Advocates with Autism Spectrum and Other Conditions. Valerie Paradiz, Teacher Manual, $24.95; Student Workbook, $17.50

Self-advocacy plays a vital role in nearly every aspect of life for individuals on the spectrum, in school, at home, in the community, and at work. The more self-awareness people on the spectrum possess, the more they can be players in advocating for their own comfort, happiness, and well-being. This cutting-edge curriculum helps professionals and family members provide children and adults with ASD with safe forums for self-discovery, structured learning activities, and a cumulative understanding of the many facets of self-advocacy. The 12 units included in the Teacher Edition and Student Workbook provide a comprehensive curriculum with detailed lesson plans, worksheets and activities, culminating in the creation of a personal self-advocacy portfolio, a living document that can be adjusted over the life span.


Jackson Whole Wyoming. Joan Clark, $19.95

Tyler is confused when he is selected by his entire fifth-grade class to present a going-away gift to Jackson, a classmate who is moving out of town. The agonizing dilemma is that while Tyler likes Jackson, he is a little embarrassed to admit it, and is worried about being "lumped together" with Jackson, whom many of the other students view as a bit "strange." The truth of the matter is that Jackson has Asperger Syndrome, which explains his sometimes bizarre behavior and lack of social skills. In the end, Tyler's kind nature prevails and he does a wonderful job of presenting a class book to the departing Jackson. This heart-warming and often humorous book paints a realistic picture of the ups and downs in the life of a fifth-grader and, more important, of a young boy with Asperger Syndrome.


Jay Grows an Alien. Caroline Levine, $16.50, (ages 9 to 14)

Caroline Levine's short novel, JAY GROWS AN ALIEN, follows Jay, a young boy with Asperger Syndrome, at school and home. Over the course of the novel, as he deals with bullies, faces the difficulties of a sibling relationship, and befriends a cyborg from outer space, Jay begins to find his place and comes to understand that differences in him and others are unique and special.

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Joining In! A Program for Teaching Social Skills. Linda Murdock & G.S. Khalsa, $85.95

The Kaleidoscope Kid. Elaine Marie Larson; illustrated by Vivian Strand, $24.50

THE KALEIDOSCOPE KID is written for children with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism to remind them of their many special gifts and intellectual strengths. Their outlook and creative ways are truly as variable and colorful as the view through a kaleidoscope. While written for young readers, THE KALEIDOSCOPE KID entertains and educates readers of all ages through light verse and colorful, light-hearted illustrations.


Learn to Move, Move to Learn: Sensorimotor Early Childhood Activity Themes. Jenny Clark Brack, $48.50

Learn to Move, Move to Learn: Dinosaurs. Jenny Clark Brack, $37.95 (DVD, 19 minutes)

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Learning the Hidden Curriculum: the Odyssey of One Autistic Adult. Judy Endow, $29.75

Drawing from her personal experiences, Judy Endow provides lots of hidden curriculum items that pertain to most areas of adult life. In relating how she personally has learned to more successfully maneuver social interactions, she also presents a framework for developing the ability to more quickly assess a situation and take steps to avoid making social blunders before they have been committed. A sampling of strategies includes Pause and Match, Laugh Along, Recognize and Expand Black-and-White Thinking, and It Is Not Necessary to Report All My Truths. Judy's framework enables readers to learn to create their own social "rules" and, as a result, live freer, more successful lives.


Learning with a Visual Brain in an Auditory World: Visual Language Strategies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ellyn Lucas Arwood, & Carole Kaulitz, $40.95

Children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often present parents and educators with perplexing symptoms. Even though the skills of children with ASD can range from very high to very low, they have similar underlying learning systems. Knowledge about these learning systems helps provide direction for choosing effective assessment and intervention methods for helping individuals with ASD learn to behave, to perform academically, and to become socially competent.


Lesson Plan a la Carte: Integrated Planning for Students with Special Needs. Valerie Paradiz, Todd Germain, Sarah Olivieri & Michelle DeFilice Haverly, $22.50

LESSON PLAN A LA CARTE guides teachers, clinicians and administrators through a simple, step-by-step process for creating an integrated lesson plan that addresses the social, environmental and communication challenges that often block students' access to academics and other learning. As the slim, 90-page volume indicates, the authors don't want to add more work to educators' already busy day. The book makes an educator's existing workload easier to manage by helping them create well-designed and integrated lesson plans that bring together learning objectives, therapeutic supports and modifications students need in the classroom. These plans can then be carried out solo or by a team. Guided instructions are printed on all template forms which are provided in the book as well as on the accompanying CD.

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Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults. Zosia Zaks, $27.95

Written for adults on the spectrum and those involved – parents, spouses, friends – this book is divided into two sections: life and love. In the life section, the author describes and suggests concrete ways to deal with daily living. In the love section, the author includes a broad spectrum of suggestions for different types of relationships and weaves these together with the core concept of self-esteem.


Make Social Learning Stick! How to Guide and Nurture Social Competence through Everyday Routines and Activities. Elizabeth Sautter, $29.50

This book offers a “social learning diet” of concepts and actions that can be used in everyday life to increase verbal and nonverbal language, listening skills, understanding of hidden rules, perspective taking, executive functioning, and more. The activities are recipes for social and emotional learning for which parents, teachers, and therapists typically already have the ingredients. With close to 200 fun and easy activities, including contributions from leading experts, this book offers numerous ways to embrace teachable moments throughout daily routines without having to do extra work! Events like getting ready for school, preparing dinner, going to the doctor, and celebrating Thanksgiving become opportunities for teaching and reinforcing expected social behavior. Geared toward children in preschool through elementary school, the ideas are meant to inspire creativity that suits each specific child. Activities can be easily tailored to meet a child’s developmental level, needs, or challenges.


The Mom’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and Related Disorders. Jan Johnston-Tyler, $27.95

THE MOM'S GUIDE TO ASPERGER SYNDROME AND RELATED DISORDERS is written primarily for parents of children who have newly been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. It is especially a great resource for the preschool through elementary school years … Above all else, the book arms parents with basic, sound information empowering them to seek out the very best services and programs for their child. From dealing with sensory issues and bullying to staying on top of homework, THE MOM'S GUIDE TO ASPERGER SYNDROME AND RELATED DISORDERS offers easy-to-use suggestions.


My Andrew: Day-to-Day Living with a Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Wallis Simpson, $25.50

When the author's son was diagnosed with ASD at the age of four, she began collecting files of paperwork from doctors and therapists, test results, IEPs, and her own journal writings. She later combined this information in chronological order and used it as a resource to explain her son to teachers, grandparents, caregivers, therapists, and other parents. The result is MY ANDREW, a heartfelt look into the first eight years of a family's journey to raise their son with autism. Written in a journal format, this book presents what ASD means to a family's everyday life - the ups and downs, the victories and the setbacks.

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My Best Friend Will. Jamie Lowell & Tara Tuchel, $28.95

Enter Willie's world through Jamie's eyes as it unfolds at school, at home, and at play. In the process, you will gain a rich understanding and appreciation of Willie's many unique qualities and come to accept that these are all a part of who he is.


My New School: a Workbook to Help Students Transition to a New School. Melissa Trautman, $21.95

Venturing into the unknown can be scary and when it comes to changing schools, it helps to have a plan. This workbook is a practical guide that will ease the transition and help you to make new friends.


Out and About: Preparing Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Participate in Their Communities. Jill Hudson & Amy Bixler Coffin, $25.50

 

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The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum. Jane Thierfeld Brown, Lorraine Wolf, Lisa King & G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, $37.95

Sending a son or daughter off to college is daunting and fear-provoking experience for most parents, but if your child has an autism spectrum disorder, the challenge is magnified many times over. Even high-functioning students with excellent academic preparation face difficulties in higher education, primarily related to communication, social skills, and sensory-based issues. For many, the accommodations and special interventions that supported them in high school will no longer be available on a college campus. This parent-friendly book, made especially so because it is written by parents, who also are autism professionals, takes the fear and mystery out of the college experience. Learn how to select the right campus, how to work with Disability Services staff, what legal protections apply, how to prepare your son or daughter to be an effective self-advocate on campus, what assistance can be reasonably be expected from residence hall managers, faculty, and much, much more.


Pathways to Play! Combining Sensory Integration and Integrated Play Groups. Glenda Fuge & Rebecca Berry, $32.50

Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum: the Art of Guiding Children's Socialization and Imagination. Pamela Wolfberg, $54.95

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Perfect Targets: Asperger Syndrome and Bullying; Practical Solutions for Surviving the Social World. Rebekah Heinrichs, $21.50

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

Based on a pirate theme, this social understanding program is for preschool-to third-grade children who have social cognitive challenges, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The program is designed to help these children learn constructive social interaction skills in the area of friendship making, social problem solving, and emotional expression. The program is divided into four levels: preschool/kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3, and is to be facilitated during school time by a teacher, counselor, therapist, or paraprofessional (the captain) with either the full class or a small group (the pirates). A newsletter titled "Ship-to-Shore" outlining each adventure is provided for home to ensure that children have an opportunity to transfer their learning across home and school contexts.


Plausible Answers to the Question: "Why Do They Do That?" Glenda Fuge & Paul Pitner, $31.50

This is a hands-on reference for parents, caregivers, and teachers that takes a unique approach to  behaviors that often dismay and puzzle adults. Using a practical and reader-friendly format, the book presents solutions to some common and not-so-common questions about young children's behavior.

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Playing It Right: Social Skills Activities for Parents and Teachers of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Rachael Bareket, $29.95

This collection of practical, hands-on social skills activities are easy for both parents and teachers to carry out with the child. The activities result in a finished product that can serve as a reminder to reinforce skills in addition to practicing reading, writing, fine-motor skills and more.


Prescription for Success: Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Medical Environment. Jill Hudson, $26.50 (comes with CD-ROM)

Because of the unique needs of children with ASD, it is important to pay special attention to the details of their experience in the medical environment. Designed to help make the medical experience easier for all involved, this book presents information on ASD, the varying developmental levels, interventions, and assessments that medical staff, parents, educators, and key service providers can use to more effectively interact with and support children with ASD while in the medical setting. The information and techniques presented in PRESCRIPTION FOR SUCCESS can be used by doctors, nurses, medical technicians, residents, interns, and even administrative staff to support children with ASD and their families in what can otherwise be trying circumstances. A CD at the back of the book includes forms and worksheets that can be printed and duplicated.


PUSH to Open. Lisa Combs, $27.50

A teacher's quick guide to universal design for teaching students on the autism spectrum in the general education classroom. Simple, straightforward solutions to a complex problem!


Quality Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Christina Carnahan & Pamela Williamson, Editors, $74.95

This is a practical and invaluable text for anyone who is interested in helping emergent readers become proficient readers with a particular focus on how the unique characteristics of learners with autism spectrum disorders interact with the development of literacy.

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Rules and Tools for Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: Changing Behavior One Step at a Time. Judith Coucouvanis, $33.95

Rules and Tools for Parenting Children With Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders will guide parents throughout their journey toward understanding their child, and solving problems related to behavior. Using  the 119 rules and tools presented here in their Parenting Toolbox, parents will now be able to help their child be successful. Using checklists, forms, and other practical tools, parents will eventually develop their child’s personal MAP — Master Action Plan.


Running on Dreams. Herb Heiman, $22.95

In RUNNING ON DREAMS, two middle-school boys are tossed together in a story of teenage angst, confusion, and friendship. For adolescents with autism and their neuro-typical peers alike, the book is written from both Justin's and Brad's perspectives as they struggle to understand each other and themselves. Join Brad and Justin as they embark upon several teen benchmarks: the first date, rejection by peers, family pressure to succeed, fitting in with the "right" crowd, experiencing teenage sexuality, and dealing with the "outsider kid" who is perceived as "not cool." RUNNING ON DREAMS captures many bittersweet and humorous events that bring new insight to a familiar world — the world of two boys whose relationship starts out turbulent but evolves into a friendship of loyalty and trust.


Sensory Issues and High-Functioning Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders: Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World. Brenda Smith Myles, Kelly Mahler & Lisa Robbins, $29.50

Using the same product and easy-to-read format as the first edition, this newly expanded book explains how many children with high-functioning ASD relate to the world through their senses. The book reviews sensory processing terminology and how the sensory systems impact behavior. An expanded discussion of assessment tools is followed by a comprehensive chapter on evidence-based interventions. Finally, a new chapter looks at meeting a student's sensory needs throughout the day and across environments using simple and easy-to-use forms and checklists. 

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Setting Up Classroom Spaces that Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Susan Kabot & Christine Reeve, $30.95

Using evidenced-based practice, SETTING UP CLASSROOM SPACES helps teachers and educational assistants to create classroom environments that facilitate leaning for students with ASDs.


Sharing Information about Your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Do Respite or Alternative Caregivers Need to Know. Beverly Vicker, $27.95

Leaving a child with a paid respite care worker, friend, neighbor, or even an extended family member, represents a potentially stressful situation for parents of children who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or any other developmental challenge. SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CHILD WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS eases some of the apprehensions associated with parents communicating their child’s behavior, daily living patterns and food rituals to a person who is not familiar with the child. A caregiver might forget important verbal suggestions from the parents, but if the information is written down, the caregiver has a backup resource to aid his or her memory recall while the parents are away.

  • Describes how parents can document their child’s medical issues, preferences, skill levels, and other information
  • Short handouts that can help respite workers understand general topics such as the importance of routines or relaxation strategies
  • Case studies illustrate how information about behavior and positive behavior supports might be shared, in a written format, between a parent and respite worker
  • Blank forms for parents to use for paper-and-pencil preparation of information material. In addition, an accompanying CD allows parents to use their computer to prepare the information sheets and to print the supplementary handouts.
  • References and suggested reading or viewing material

While it is very challenging to prepare someone for the task of childcare, this book helps parents to remember to share the important “stuff” about their particular child.


Sibling Stories: Reflections on Life with a Brother or Sister on the Autism Spectrum. Lynne Stern Feiges & Mary Jane Weiss, $20.95

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Silently Seizing: Common, Unrecognized and Frequently Missed Seizures and Their Potentially Damaging Impact on Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Caren Haines, $28.95

Intersecting at two medical sub-specialties, neurology and psychiatry, the child who has autism and partial seizures is at a serious disadvantage. By inadvertently allowing children's brains to "silently seize," we are robbing children of their ability to function normally. When treated early with anti-seizure medications, many children show amazing gains in expressive language and comprehension. Many begin to speak and learn as many troubling behaviors begin to disappear. Even more important, many children lose their diagnosis of autism. SILENTLY SEIZING includes sections on what autism is, the seizure-autism connection, tips for diagnosing and treating seizures, as well as how to better understand children's behavior.


Simple Strategies That Work! Helpful Hints for All Educators of Students with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, and Related Disabilities. Brenda Smith Myles, Diane Adreon & Dena Gitlitz. $26.50

SIMPLE STRATEGIES THAT WORK provides ideas and suggestions that teachers can use to help a student with ASDs and other developmental delays on the road to success. Looking at problems that arise in the classroom, the authors discuss how teachers can make adjustments to accommodate, while not interfering with normal classroom routines. The book includes tables and boxes for quick reference and clear meaning. Also included is information on what can cause anxiety for the autistic/Asperger student, how this can lead to decreased academic and social performance, decreased attention to task, and potential increases in behavior problems, and what the teacher can do to assist.

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Social Behavior and Self-Management: 5-Point Scales for Adolescents and Adults. Kari Dunn Buron, Jane Thierfeld Brown, Mitzi Curtis & Lisa King, $27.95

Building on the success of the INCREDIBLE 5-POINT SCALE, by Buron and Curtis, this book also uses scales as a way of explaining social and emotional concepts to individuals who have difficulty understanding such information but have a relative strength in understanding systems. The 5-point scales can be used to increase communication between the person on the spectrum and their support person. It can increase self-management skills and, once learned, it can serve as an excelled self-advocacy tool. As such, it is invaluable at school, on the job and in the community.


Social Rules for Kids: the Top 100 Social Rules Kids Need to Succeed. Susan Diamond, $27.50 (ages 7-14)

Many parents are not sure of what to say and do to help their children improve their social interactions. Social Rules for Kids helps open the door of communication between parent and child by addressing 100 social rules for home, school, and the community. Using simple, easy-to-follow rules covering topics such as body language, manners, feelings and more, this book aims to make students' lives easier and more successful by outlining specific ways to interact with others on a daily basis.


Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems. Jed Baker, $44.95

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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

Space Travelers: Student Manual. M.A. Carter & J. Santomauro, $13.95


Starting Points: the Basics of Understanding and Supporting Children and Youth with Asperger Syndrome. Jill Hudson & Brenda Smith Myles, $19.95

STARTING POINTS offers a variety of strategies and visual supports that help children on the spectrum who:

  • Have difficulty with abstract concepts and thoughts
  • Have difficulty understanding and regulating emotions
  • Have difficulty recognizing, interpreting, and empathizing with the emotions of others
  • Find it easier to answer questions with choices versus open-ended questions
  • Need cues for how and when to transition from an activity or place to the next & much more

Starting from the premise that no two individuals with AS are the same, Hudson and Myles provide a global perspective of how the core characteristics of AS may appear separately and/or simultaneously, and how they may manifest themselves in a variety of situations.


S.T.O.P. and Relax. Louise Goldberg, Sally Miller, Debra Collins & Daniela Morales, $199.95

S.T.O.P. AND RELAX is a visual curriculum of guided yoga-based movements and breathing exercises for students of all ability levels. This program was created by autism educators to teach students with special needs how to monitor their anxiety levels and make sense of a very stimulating environment. The kit contains 46 teacher direction cards; 46 visual cue cards; a durable display stand for visual cues; easy-to-use manual for quick implementation; a CD with music, guided relaxation and breathing and student booklets for generalizing skills.

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Strategies at Hand: Quick and Handy Positive Behavior Support Strategies. Robin Brewer & Tracy Mueller, $13.95

For ease of use, the various sections of this handy reference are divided by colors and intensity of needs.  It also provides a wide range of behavioral supports divided into Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Interventions, and can be easily used by moving from the universal to targeted and finally intensive level of support based on the student's need. In addition to practical suggestions for each level, STRATEGIES AT HAND provides a quick overview of how to conduct a functional behavioral assessment, collect data and much more. With this flip-book at their fingertips, teachers will never again have to search for effective behavior management strategies.


Strategies at Hand: Quick and Handy Strategies for Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum. Robin Brewer & Tracy Mueller, $12.95

STRATEGIES AT HAND features convenient, easy-to-implement strategies that can be used in all types of educational settings and situations. This at-your-fingertips tool is broken down into five color-coded sections that are easy to locate and use: Learning Environments (classroom, field trips, etc.), Areas of Student Need (communication, behavior, etc.), Transitions (substitute teachers, school assemblies, etc.), Alphabetical Explanations of Terms (functional behavioral assessment, picture communication systems, etc.), and Resources and References. The bookmark size and unique binding of Strategies at Hand make it easy to carry around and to use.


Stuck! Strategies. Janice Carroll & Terry Ellis Izraelevitz, $27.95

What to do when students get stuck — how to turn "no" into "let's go" with proactive, positive, supportive and effective strategies. It doesn't get much better than that!


Students with Asperger Syndrome: a Guide for College Personnel. Lorraine Wolf, Jane Thierfeld Brown & G. Ruth Kukiela Bork, $28.50

Timely, practical advice and sound information on how educators and administrators can best support college students with Asperger Syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders.

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Successful Problem-Solving for High-Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kerry Mataya & Penney Owens, $20.95

Many individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have difficulty coming up with effective ways to solve problems. SUCCESSFUL PROBLEM-SOLVING FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS teaches how to integrate the book's problem-solving chart into classrooms, homes, and social skills groups to help individuals with ASD to learn to problem solve effectively. The book uses The Incredible 5-Point Scale as a resource to get individuals in the right frame of mind.


Sundays with Matthew: a Young Boy with Autism and an Artist Share Their Sketchbooks. Matthew Lancelle & Jeanette Lesada, $17.95

This unique and engagingly illustrated children's book is based on the author's experience working with a fifth grader with autism, helping him recognize his own and others' emotions and, in general, interact with people. Playing on the visual strengths of many on the spectrum, the content of this book comes directly from sketchbooks featuring the drawings of both the child and the adult. Beyond being a fascinating read, the concept can be replicated with other children.


Super Skills: a Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and Related Challenges. Judith Coucouvanis, $5595

The title says it all! SUPER SKILLS: A SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH ASPERGER SYNDROME, HIGH-FUNCTIONING AUTISM AND RELATED CHALLENGES is SUPER at many levels. Based on a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the unique characteristics of individuals with ASD, Judy Coucouvanis presents 30 lessons grouped under four types of skills necessary for social success: fundamental skills, social initiation skills, getting along with others, and social response skills. Each lesson is highly structured and organized, making it easy for even inexperienced teachers and other group leaders to follow and implement successfully. A series of practical checklists and other instruments provide a solid foundation for assessing students' social skills levels and subsequent planning.


Taming The Data Monster: Collecting and Analyzing Classroom Data to Improve Student Progress. Christine Reeve & Susan Kabot, $40.95

Faced with increasing demands for accountability, teachers are having to base their instructional decisions and choice of interventions on data on student performance. This book shows how to make this otherwise daunting task much more manageable by means of case studies and countless evidence-based forms and graphs. Although this book often refers to students and classrooms, the data collection techniques are applicable to a wide range of environments, including clinics, job-training and actual job sites, and homes.  In addition, the data collection tools and procedures are relevant for use with a wide range of ages, from toddlers to adults.

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Teaching Students with Classic Autism Functional Social Skills in Natural Settings. Susan Sheridan & Deborah Bahme, $26.95

A program based on individualized comprehensive assessment and evidence-based practices.

This highly practical book guides teachers and other practitioners in developing and implementing comprehensive social skills programs for individuals with classic autism. This program was developed specifically for students with classic features of autism, who tend to learn best by participating in activities they find interesting, engaging, and part of their daily lives. As a result, the social skills are embedded in motivating lessons in real-life social situations, involving such things as learning to do something nice for others, working on a classroom project, or waiting in a cafeteria line. To make this well-crafted functional social skills curriculum even more relevant, it includes a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use assessment tool tied to IEP development using evidence-based practices.


That’s What’s Different About Me! Helping Children Understand Autism Spectrum Disorders. Heather McCracken. Programme Kit (includes DVD, Manual & 6 Coloring Books) $65.95; Coloring Book only, $3.25

THAT’S WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT ME is a fun and interactive program that provide children with information about autism in an age-appropriate and sensitive manner. Designed for use by parents, teachers, and other professionals, the kit contains:

  • That’s What’s Different About Me DVD: This interactive DVD contains a brief introduction for teachers and parents, the puppet play, a review of the learning goals and friendship tips, and frequently asked questions.
  • That’s What’s Different About Me Program Manual: This manual is designed to assist in implementing the program at home or at school.
  • That’s What’s Different About Me Children’s Story and Coloring Book: This story and coloring book tells the story of Crystal and how she and Freddie learned to be better friends.

This is Asperger Syndrome. Elisa Gagnon & Brenda Smith Myles, illustrated by Sachi Tahara, $14.95

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TIPSTeaching Important Parenting Strategies: Raising a Child with Limited Verbal Skills. Megan Ahlers & Colleen Hannigan Zillich, $23.95

TIPS — TEACHING IMPORTANT PARENTING STRATEGIES is an excellent resource for anyone raising a young child with limited communication skills and/or challenging behaviors. Based on questions and answers that parents and caregivers have asked the authors throughout the years, TIPS may be read in its entirety, or readers can skip around among individual questions and answers. Regardless, the book can be used as a reference for finding practical, user-friendly solutions to common universal challenges encountered by parents and caregivers, including communication, behavior, technology, community outings, and sensory needs. All answers follow best practice and evidence-based strategies.


Unfolding the Tent: Advocating for Your One-of-a-Kind Child. Anne Addison, $22.95

UNFOLDING THE TENT is written for the parents of children with neurological and related disorders, introducing the concept of 'Life Maps' as a systematic approach to developing goals and strategies that guide an individual towards reaching their potential.


Visual Thinking Strategies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Language of Pictures. Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Carole Kaulitz & Mabel Brown, $36.95

Visuals of all kinds (photographs, checklists, line drawings, cartoons, flowcharts, stick figures, etc.) are commonly used as supports for individuals on the autism spectrum who tend to think and learn visually. However, not all visuals are created equal and, therefore, visuals don't all work equally well. This companion to LEARNING WITH A VISUAL BRAIN IN AN AUDITORY WORLD helps the reader understand how to match the developmental levels of pictures and visuals to the developmental level of the person looking at the visual. In this way, appropriate visuals provide the language development for children with autism spectrum disorders. Drawing from their experience with children and youth for decades, the authors also show how effective communication can help reduce the confusion and anxiety that often lead to behavioral outbursts.

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The Way to A: Empowering Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Neurological Disorders to Monitor and Replace Aggression and Tantrum Behavior. Hunter Manasco, $24.95

Children with ASD are often confused by our world of rules and consequences, including how their behavior impacts another person or situation. The result is often aggressive behavior. THE WAY TO A, designed for children ages 3 to 9 years old, presents a simple, logical, and systematic strategy that clarifies and sequentially teaches the child how to manage his behavior by engaging in forethought and self-analysis before acting out. Developed with visual learners in mind, the book offers the laminated pages that can be written on and wiped clean as new situations come up. The illustrations are delightful and use the concrete nature of red and green, “A” and “B,” to illustrate correct and incorrect pathways. In addition, thinking bubbles, arrows, and boxes help make the book easy to follow and understand. The flowchart at the end of the book can be used as an assessment tool for the student to review his behavioral situations – another visual and effective way to illustrate positive choices the child has made and celebrate the successful moments.


A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching: How to Make My Thinking More Flexible. Lauren Kerstein, $23.95

This picture book assists children on the autism spectrum, and any child for that matter, in examining their black-and-white thinking in order to begin to think more flexibly — rainbow thinking. Using repeated rhymes and illustrations, the child begins to recognize that the more flexible his thinking is, the better he is able to cope with the challenges that life inevitably brings, ultimately, leading to fewer tantrums and meltdowns.

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When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety, 2nd Edition. Kari Dunn Buron, $24.95

Worry and anxiety are on an upswing. In fact, anxiety is the most frequent of all mental disorders in children. High levels of stress and big emotions related to social situations, sensory issues, or general frustration are common in children who live with anxiety. Such stress can lead to a loss of control, resulting in aggressive behavior, such as screaming, throwing things or even hurting someone. Prolonged anxiety can also seriously impact success in academic achievement and cause children to avoid social and extracurricular activities. Now with a special section on evidence-based teaching activities for parents and teachers alike, this bestselling children’s classic just became even better and more relevant. Engaging and easy to read, this illustrated children’s book is filled with opportunities for children to participate in developing their own self-calming strategies. Children who use the simple strategies in this charming book will be able to relax and focus on work — or play!


With Open Arms: Creating School Communities of Support for Kids with Social Challenges Using Circle of Friends, Extracurricular Activities, and Learning Teams. Mary Schlieder, $21.95

WITH OPEN ARMS: CREATING SCHOOL COMMUNITIES OF SUPPORT FOR SOCIALLY CHALLENGED KIDS provides practical, easy-to-use techniques for even the busiest school personnel. Using familiar case studies in an easy-to-read format, this manual provides step-by-step instructions for how to implement Circles of Friends, participation in extracurricular activities, and professional Learning Teams to create both accepting peers and staff. Written by a teacher ‘in the trenches,’ the book includes reproducible worksheets, Learning Team and Book Club study guides, Circle meeting forms and activities, charts, and checklists … everything you need to create your own supportive community for the kids you care about.


The Ziggurat Model: a Framework for Designing Comprehensive Interventions for Individuals with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Release 2.0. Ruth Aspy, & Barry Grossman, $70.95 (Includes Individual Strengths and Skills Inventory (ISSI) and a special section on Ziggurat-CAPS Integration)

Also:

The Ziggurat Model, Textbook Edition: Desigining Comprehensive Interventions for Individuals with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Ruth Aspy, & Barry Grossman, $73.95

UCC-CL: Underlying Characteristics Checklist Manual, a Needs Assessment Tool to Facilitate Intervention Design for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ruth Aspy & Barry Grossman, $28.95. Includes 20 copies of assessment tool.

UCC-CL French Edition, $26.50

UCC-HF: Underlying Characteristics Checklist Manual, a Needs Assessment Tool to Facilitate Intervention Design for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ruth Aspy & Barry Grossman, $26.50. Includes 20 copies of assessment tool.

UCC-HF French Edition, $26.50

UCC-EI: Underlying Characteristics Checklist - Early Intervention (3 months through 72 months). Ruth Aspy, Kathleen Ann Quill& Barry Grossman, $26.50 Includes 20 copies of assessment tool.

Underlying Characteristics Checklist (UCC) Manual, CD-ROM. Ruth Aspy, Barry Grossman & Kathleen Ann Quill, $20.95

Developed as a component of the Ziggurat Model, the Underlying Characteristics Checklist (UCC) is an informal, non-standardized assessment tool designed to identify characteristics across a number of domains associated with ASD. The UCC USER MANUAL outlines directions for using all 3 Underlying Characteristic Checklists: UCC-CL, UCC-HF, and the UCC-EI. The UCC and the Ziggurat Model in tandem lead to a program that is based on individual needs and uses the best practices in the field. The CD-ROM also includes the Individual Strengths and Skills Inventory found in the Ziggurat Model book.

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From Behavior Analysts

The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills, Revised (ABLLS-R). James Partington, $93.95

The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (The ABLLS) is an assessment, curriculum guide, and skills tracking system for children with language delays. The ABLLS contains a task analysis of the many skills necessary to communicate successfully and to learn from everyday experiences. The ABLLS is comprised of two separate documents: The ABLLS Scoring Instructions and IEP Development Guide (The ABLLS Guide), and The ABLLS Protocol that is used to record scores for each child. The new revised version of the ABLLS includes many new task items that were not included in the previous edition. There are numerous changes in the descriptions and criterion for individual task items, as well as in the sequencing of many task items. A review of the changes can be found in the ABLLS Changes Chart. Individuals who have used the earlier version are advised to review the information regarding the changes.

WebABLLS 2.0

WebABLLS is a web-based platform for the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised (ABLLS-R) — an assessment, curriculum guide, and skills tracking system that mirrors the ABLLSR in an electronic format.

WebABLLS incorporates the latest updates and revisions from ABLLS-R and provides an innovative level of program data management.

For more information on the WebABLLS and how to order, please see our WebABLLS 2.0 page here.


Getting Started: Developing Critical Learning Skills for Children on the Autism Spectrum — A Step-By-Step Guide to Further the Development of Children with Minimal Language Skills. James Partington, $48.95

This book is a “must have” for every parent or educator of a child who has no — or very limited — language skills.  It provides evidence-based ABA/VB methodology, written in non-technical and easy to understand terms.  It provides critical information on where to start and how to teach initial skills to children with minimal language skills.  It provides the rationale for teaching six critical learning skills and the procedures necessary to develop them.  Professionals have identified these skills as an important basic foundation for a child’s overall development.  

Step-by-step instructions allow a parent or teacher to implement training and track the child’s acquisition of these important skills. All of the strategies in this book are linked to the skills in the ABLLS-R®.  In addition, it provides the reader with strategies to motivate the child to participate in those learning activities as well as identify appropriate goals.


Introduction to Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities. James Partington,  $83.95 DVD

This DVD provides an overview of B. F. Skinner’s functional analysis of language to parents, educators, and other practitioners. A review of the primary types of expressive language skills (verbal operants) is included along with video clip demonstrations of effective teaching methods. Viewers will learn how to assess a child’s language abilities, and how to design and implement an appropriate language intervention program. A major emphasis is placed on identifying methods to enhance and utilize motivational variables to teach language in both structured teaching sessions and in daily activities. Techniques for coordinating the ongoing decision making necessary for effective language intervention and methods of data collection and tracking are also presented.


Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities. Mark Sundberg & James Partington, $61.95

Most children with autism or other developmental disabilities experience severe language delays or disorders. Teaching language to these children can be quite a challenge to parents and professionals. This book presents a state-of-the-art language assessment and intervention program based on B.F. Skinner's behavioral analysis of language, and the extensive body of empirical research that supports Skinner's analysis.

The first section of the book provides information regarding preparation for language intervention, including a brief language assessment and a system to interpret the assessment in order to determine the best place to start intervention for an individual child. Section One also contains a chapter on augmentative communication and information on how to decide if it is necessary; and if so, which type might be the best for an individual child. Section Two focuses on the development of initial communication skills for nonverbal children, and Section Three focuses on teaching more advanced language and social skills. Section Four presents issues relevant to the implementation of a language program in a child's natural and school environments. In addition, there are a variety of data sheets and skills tracking forms located throughout the book.

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From Greenhouse Publications

Interactive Reading Books. Joan Green, Illustrated by Linda Comerford, $31.95 each

These interactive books for children have proven to be powerful learning aids for all beginning readers. The books are fun and rewarding for children with and without special needs. Each book utilizes the power of visual strategies so beginning readers can learn to associate pictures with words. Students move and attach picture cards with hook and loop fasteners to match, identify, label, sequence and create sentences while learning to read.

Interactive Reading Books have six levels of activities to work on, making them appropriate for a variety of students at different academic achievement levels. Instructions for use appear on the inside cover of every book.

How Many? • What Color Is It? • I Go to School • Things I Do At Home • Action: Verbs with Who, What and Where Questions • Sounds Good to Me: Phonics and the Alphabet • The Ups and Downs of Opposites • How Do I Feel? An Interactive Reading Book of Emotions

I Have Feelings Too! An Interactive Reading Book of Emotions for Teens, Adults and Seniors • What Happened and Why: Inferences and Reasoning Activities • Pigs in Space: Prepositions, Animals and Rhyming Words • Who’s On First: Sequencing • Meet the Word Family • Show Me a Sign: an Interactive Reading Book about Signs • What’s it For: Function and Categorizing • What Do I Do: Appropriate School Behavior • What Do I Say: Social Responses • What Do They Really Mean? An Interactive Reading Book about Idioms

Interactive Reading Software Library 1. Joan Green, $129.95

Interactive Reading Software Library 2. Joan Green, $129.95

These two software discs contain all 16 books of the popular Interactive Reading Book series. The software reads the books aloud with highlighted text and lets the student click on any word for identification. It features picture-to-picture and picture-to-word matching exercises with a speech recording option. Includes an easy-to-use management system that lets you select specific books and activities for each student to work on and stores their performance results. Windows only.

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From Model Me Kids

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.

Teachers - Speech Language Pathologists - 
School Psychologists - Autism Service Providers
Model Me Kids® Autism Training Workshops

Model Me Kids® now offers professional training workshops. Schedule an in-service workshop for your school, designed to teach staff how to implement social skills training for children with autism using video modeling. For more information, or to schedule a training workshop, please contact: info@modelmekids.com

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Model Me Interactive™: Practicing Conversation CD-ROM, $73.95 (Ages 7-13)

MODEL ME INTERACTIVE™: PRACTICING CONVERSATION combines video modeling teaching tools with the interactive capability of software. First, video models a conversation between children. Then, the student practices the conversation using a webcam. The practice conversation is recorded and a feedback area allows teachers to comment on and grade a student's recordings.

The interactive conversation can be prompted with text or this feature may be turned off once the user becomes familiar with the lines. The text prompts may be changed by the user for an endless number of possible responses to the conversation prompts. The software is intuitive and easy to use. Clear text buttons allow for navigation by young users.

Ages 15 to 21:

Model Me Job Skills. Watch as young adults model social skills helpful for gaining and maintaining employment — from interviews and greetings, to understanding rules and workplace expectations. The DVD comes with bonus software that combines video modeling teaching tools with the interactive capability of software, allowing a student to practice a conversation using a webcam. DVD, $49.95 (80 minutes)

Ages 9 to 17:

Model Me Confidence & Bullying Prevention. Modelling skills to prevent bullying and build self-esteem. DVD, $43.95 (63 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $70.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $102.95; 5 Student Workbooks $102.95

Model Me Conversation Cues. Modelling conversation skills. DVD, $42.95 (68 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $70.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $102.95; 5 Student Workbooks $102.95

Model Me Friendship. Modelling how to initiate and maintain friendships. DVD, $43.95 (75 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $70.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $102.95; 5 Student Workbooks $102.95

Model Me Movement, Balance & Calming. Movement activities developed by an Occupational Therapist to improve balance, increase core strength, and promote self-calming.  DVD, $45.00 (60 minutes)

Model Me Organization & Motivation. Modelling skills for staying organized and persisting. DVD, $45.00 (63 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $73.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $102.95; 5 Student Workbooks $102.95

Model Me Tips and Tricks. Demonstrating social skills tips and tricks. DVD, $42.95 (67 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $70.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $102.95; 5 Student Workbooks $102.95

Ages 5 to 12:

Model Me I Can Do It! Presents social skills in the context of challenging circumstances. It features elementary school-aged children demonstrating appropriate behavior in a variety of difficult situations. DVD, $42.95 (53 minutes)

Model Me Time for a Playdate. Presents social skills in the context of several playmates. It features elementary school-aged children demonstrating appropriate social skills on a playdate. DVD, $45.00 (67 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $70.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $102.95; 5 Student Workbooks $102.95

Model Me Time for School. 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. DVD, $43.95 (61 minutes); Teaching Manual and Student Workbook Set, $70.95; Teaching Manual & 4 Student Workbooks $102.95; 5 Student Workbooks $102.95

Ages 3 to 14:

Model Me Airplane. Presents the essential elements of air travel. Follow Owen as he goes through the airport, security, and boarding. Then join him on the plane as he listens to the flight attendant, buckles his seatbelt, and enjoys the plane ride. DVD, $37.95 (50 minutes)

Ages 2 to 8:

Model Me Faces and Emotions. Watch as young children demonstrate a wide range of faces and emotions. This is a great teaching tool for visual learners. DVD, $35.95 (27 minutes)

Model Me Going Places. Models appropriate behavior in community locations including the hairdresser, grocery store, dentist, doctor, mall, and more. DVD, $37.95 (42 minutes)


Model Me Training: Practical Strategies for Using Video Modeling for Teaching Social Skills to Children with Autism. Elizabeth Delsandro & Jennifer Cerbasi, $42.95 (2 DVD set)

This workshop examines video modeling as an evidence-based method of improving social skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD often have social skills deficits that interfere with success. Video modeling has been found to be an efficient and effective method of teaching social skills to children with ASD. This DVD workshop addresses how to implement a video modeling program, pairing video modeling with other social skills training approaches, and strategies for generalization of skills.

This recorded video of our live professional training workshop is for teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals, speech language pathologists, and Autism service providers. Run Time: DVD 1 approx. 83 minutes, DVD 2 approx. 64 minutes

 

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From Kids Are Worth It!

Barbara Coloroso's DVDs, books and audio CDs have long been a hit with parents, teachers and childcare professionals alike. Her sense of humour helps relieve the tension of raising children, yet her deep respect for children is clear in every sentence.

The Bully, the Bullied and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander: From Pre-School to High School and Beyond — Breaking the Cycle of Violence and Creating More Deeply Caring Communities, Revised Edition. Barbara Coloroso, $18.99

First published over a decade ago, The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander quickly became the definitive guide to bullying prevention and intervention, providing real solutions for a problem that affects young people all over the world. Now, in this thoroughly updated and expanded book, Coloroso helps you recognize the characteristic triad of bullying: the bully who perpetrates the harm; the bullied, who is the target (and who may become a bully); and the not-so-innocent bystanders. In this book you will learn:

  • What bullying is and what it isn’t
  • The four ways and three means of bullying
  • Technology resources and solutions to deal effectively with both online and offline bullying
  • Differences and similarities between boys and girls who bully
  • Differences between telling and tattling, reporting and ratting; teasing and taunting; flirting and sexual bullying
  • How to read the subtle cues and clues that a young person is being bullied
  • What not to do and what you can do to help the one who is bullied
  • Seven steps to hold accountable and reform someone who bullies
  • Four abilities that protect young people from succumbing to a bully
  • Why zero-tolerance policies can equal zero thinking
  • Why contempt, not anger, drives bullying, and how to confront this in bullies and in our culture
  • How young people can become a potent force as active witnesses standing up for their peers, speaking out against cruelty and taking responsibility for what happens among themselves

Drawing on her decades of work with troubled youth and her wide experience with conflict resolution and restorative justice, Barbara Coloroso offers practical and compassionate solutions and gives parents, caregivers, educators and most of all young people the tools to break this cycle of violence.


Extraordinary Evil: a Brief History of Genocide. Barbara Coloroso, $18.00

In this remarkable and timely new book, bestselling author Barbara Coloroso turns her attention to genocide: what it means; where it begins; where it must end. Through an examination of three clearly defined genocides—of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire; the Jews, Roma, and Sinti in Europe; and the Tutsi in Rwanda—Coloroso deconstructs the causes of genocide and its consequences, both to the immediate victims and to the fabric of the world at large, and proposes the conditions that must exist in order to eradicate this evil from the world. Based on the author’s twenty years of research and extensive travel, Extraordinary Evil is an urgently needed work in an age when acts of genocide seem to occur more frequently and are in the public’s consciousness more than ever before.


Just Because It's Not Wrong Doesn’t Make It Right: Teaching Kids To Think and Act Ethically. Barbara Coloroso, $22.00

In her now-classic ‘kids are worth it!’ Barbara Coloroso’s underlying parenting vision ascribed to parents the responsibility to teach the next generation how to think, not just what to think, so that they may grow into the best people they can be.

Now, in this groundbreaking new book—a natural extension and a profound deepening of her original vision—Coloroso shows parents how to nurture their children’s ethical lives, from preschool through adolescence.

There can be no more necessary book for our times.We live in a world where children are so often given the message that the ends justify the means; where harmful, even violent behavior—in families, in communities, and around the world—goes unnoticed, unmitigated, and often unrepented; where children’s ethical education can come from a T-shirt slogan or bumper sticker, an Internet site, or the evening news; where rigid moral absolutism or moral relativism has replaced true ethical thinking. In a world such as ours, Just Because It’s Not Wrong Doesn’t Make It Right is an essential tool.

Rich in advice and anecdotes, Barbara Coloroso offers no less than an ethical vision, one rooted in deep caring, by which we and succeeding generations may not only live, but thrive.

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Kids Are Worth It: Raising Resilient, Responsible, Compassionate Kids, Revised 2010. Barbara Coloroso, $22.00

Barbara Coloroso delivers a powerful message that good parenting begins by treating kids with dignity and respect, giving them a sense of power in their own lives and offering them opportunities to make decisions, take responsibility for their actions and to learn from their mistakes. Rejecting the quick-fix solutions of punishment and rewards, Coloroso shows how to use the very stuff of family life to help you guide your children to become self-disciplined, responsible, resilient and compassionate human beings.


Parenting Through Crisis: Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief and Change, Barbara Coloroso, $22.00

When families are facing crisis, parents struggle with how to best nurture and support their children. PARENTING THROUGH CRISIS offers practical guidance through difficult situations and shows caring adults what they can do to help children facing trauma or loss. Barbara Coloroso's deep love and respect for children once again shine in her compassionate look at parenting during times of chaos and uncertainty.

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Parenting Wit & Wisdom from Barbara Coloroso, Barbara Coloroso, $13.99

This pocket-sized book is a perfect companion to the earlier books, Parenting Through Crisis and Kids are Worth It! Parenting Wit & Wisdom is a portable reminder of the wisdom and advice that has made Barbara Coloroso an internationally respected speaker, author and educator. For those new to her work, it is a great introduction to Barbara Coloroso's parenting philosophy and effective strategies.


Winning at Parenting…Without Beating Your Kids. audio CD $16.95; DVD $34.95

Barbara Coloroso presents a positive and humorous approach to chores, discipline, mealtime, rebellion, sibling rivalry, and sex education." Parents will learn how to empower and influence their children instead of controlling them", thereby giving their children "the gift of inner discipline."

Winning at Teaching…Without Beating Your Kids. DVD $27.95

A look at the daily challenges that irritate and inspire educators to create a more positive classroom and a school climate.

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From Natural Learning Concepts

Abstract Categories, $22.95

Teach children to understand that even if items are completely different, they can still have a common base. Understanding abstract information is a lot more challenging than understanding concrete information. When asked, a child may be able to name some fruits, some animals, some shapes (concrete categories), but it's just as important to be able to identify things that are noisy, things that have bristles, things you find at birthday parties etc (abstract categories). There are 28 sets in this pack, each set consists of three cards (84 2.5" x 3.5" photo cards in all).


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.


Conversation Starters: Simple Steps that Teach Conversation. $14.50 each

The simple-to-use cards help children to practice conversational skills in simple steps. Each set includes six different topics. The front of each card poses a fun and interesting question about the topic. Flip it over and the beginning of the answer is on the back, encouraging children to fill in the blanks and learn spontaneous conversation.

Conversation Starters: Every Day Conversation.
Conversation Starters: Home and Family.
Conversation Starters: School.
Conversation Starters: Things I Like to Do.


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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Learn To Respond Appropriately: Increase Every Day Interaction. Natural Learning Concepts, $18.50

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.


Learn to Talk about Series — a photo card series for verbal behavior and ABA. $22.50 each

The goal of the "Learn to Talk about Series" is to provide children with the language needed to have conversations. Use these cards to teach children to label receptively and expressively; to teach categories and to teach functions. Each box includes 42 (5" x 3.5") photo cards. The front of each card has a color photo and the back has the category (class) & four features or functions as applicable. Cards are laminated for durability. $26.95 each

Learn to Talk about......Animals,
Learn to Talk about......Sports,
Learn to Talk about......Household Items,
Learn to Talk about......Nature and Outdoor Play,
Learn to Talk about......Vehicles and Occupations,
Learn to Talk about......Food & Appliances,
Learn to Talk about......Toys, Baby and Clothes,

 
 

Mastering Mathematics. Natural Learning Concepts, $23.95

The workbook comes with laminated cards and helps learners focus on basic math skills that children learn in Kindergarten and Pre-K. There are 20 pages in this workbook, which comes with ten number cards and ten picture cards. Skills included are:

  • match picture to number
  • addition
  • fill in the blanks
  • least to most
  • match the word to a number
  • identify shapes
  • learn to count backwards

Match Identical and Non-identical Items, $31.95

Understanding that items can be the same even though they look different is an important skill. These cards are designed to teach matching of identical items and non-identical items. They can also be used to teach categories. There are four photo cards in a set. Each set contains two identical items and two non-identical items. This box contains 84 (2.5" x 3.5") photo cards in all.

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Now I Get It! Social Story Books. Natural Learning Concepts, illustrated by Peter Orr, $13.95 each

These social story picture books are designed for children and they cover topical issues that most children on the autism spectrum struggle with. Children love the illustrations in the Now I Get It series, and relate well to the stories. Each book has two stories and the comprehension questions at the end of each story ensure reinforcement and understanding.

  • Now I Get It! The Beach and the Playground.
  • Now I Get It! Saying Excuse Me & Please and Thank You.
  • Now I Get It! Getting Angry & Sharing
  • Now I Get It! Answering Questions & Saying Hi and Bye
  • Now I Get It! The Restaurant & The Movies
  • Now I Get It! Fire Drills & Assembly
  • Now I Get It! Talking About My Day & When Things Change
  • Now I Get It! Getting Ready for School & Getting Ready for Bed
  • Now I Get It! I Don't Understand & Getting Help, Giving Help
  • Now I Getit! Playing With a Friend & Winning and Losing

Patterns — No Problem! Essential Concept for Understanding Math. Natural Learning Concepts, $20.50


Question Series Cards

Use these cards to teach children to answer questions in context and to understand events. There are eight question sequences in each pack. Each sequence contains a "Where, Why, What, Which and When" question. Breaking down events into structured questions helps a child understand the event as a whole and help a child make sense of their world. 40 photo cards, 5" x 3.5"

Question Series — Community Outings, $28.50

Question Series — Entertainment, $28.50

Question Series — In the Home, $28.50

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Rooms of the House, $16.95

Understanding that a house is comprised of many rooms and what these rooms are used for is an important part of daily living. Knowing which room to get an item from and what we use these items for is a skill that we use many times every day. This set helps children understand the space they live in. Rooms included in this pack are the bedroom, dining room, living room, bathroom, den, kitchen and even the yard, as it's such an integral part in a child's life. Examples of some contents are a toaster, a VCR, pyjamas, a dining table, patio furniture and a wall unit. 40 photo cards, 5" x 3.5".


Seasons, $30.95

Use these cards to teach children about all the fun activities and how we change our clothing as the seasons change. All of us associate the seasons with different things, snuggling under the covers in winter, barbeques and splashing in the pool in summer, leaves falling off the trees in fall and the beautiful blossoms on the trees in spring. Understanding how the seasons affect us and the activities we do through the year helps a child feel organized and get a better sense of their world. Examples are raking leaves, playing in the snow, running through the sprinklers and wearing sandals.


Shapes, Colors and Numbers: Workbook and Laminated Cards. Natural Learning Concepts, $18.50

Great workbook with laminated cards. There are ten shape cards, ten number cards and ten colour cards. There are 20 pages in this workbook. Children love this reinforcing workbook and card set. No writing required; simply place the card in the correct square.

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Talking Together Social Stories. Natural Learning Concepts, $13.95 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.

 


Things That Go Together and The Reason Why. Natural Learning Concepts, $19.95


What Doesn't Belong? Teach Reasoning Skills. Natural Learning Concepts, $20.50

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From Tasks Galore

Climbing Art Obstacles in Autism: Teaching Visual-Motor Skills through Visually Structured Art Activities. Karen Loden Talmage & Vickie Dobrofsky, $55.95

CLIMBING ART OBSTACLES IN AUTISM is an exceptional book that offers young children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays an imaginative, yet structured way to explore art. It shares the visual format familiar to users of the Tasks Galore series. Young children are able to practice visual motor skills through typical childhood art projects that are described in detail and bring satisfying results.


Tasks Galore, Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell & Kathy Hearsey, $59.95

Creative ideas for teachers, therapists, and parents working with exceptional children. Full-color pictorial series of multi-modal tasks, used in programs for children with autism. Applicable to any early education or leaning environment.

The authors are all current or former employees of TEACCH, and together have over sixty years of experience working with exceptional children and adults.

Tasks Galore for the Real World. Kathy Hearsey, Laurie Eckenrode & Pat Fennell, $59.95

Tasks Galore for the Real World, the second book in the Tasks Galore set, is a valuable tool for preparing older elementary students, adolescents, and adults for independence in the home, school, community, or workplace. Forty-three colorful photo pages present task ideas in these categories:

  • Developing and Teaching Functional Goals
  • Domestic Skills
  • Vocational Skills
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Job Sites & School Transition Ideas

Tasks Galore Let’s Play: Structured Steps to Social Engagement and Symbolic Play. Laurie Eckenrode, Kathy Hearsey, Pat Fennell & Beth Reynolds, $83.95

The fourth book in the popular Tasks Galore resource series for parents, teachers and therapists utilizes play as the program foundation for learning. These strategies are based on evolving evidence that teaching play skills can increase young children’s symbolic understanding and, thus, have an impact on their imitation, language and social skills.


Tasks Galore Literature-Based Thematic Units. Laurie Eckenrode & Pat Fennell, $91.95

TASKS GALORE: LITERATURE-BASED THEMATIC UNITS, the fifth book in the popular resource series for parents, teachers, and therapists, integrates instruction across core curriculum areas by utilizing multisensory learning. 

Using the storybook, I’M HUNGRY, I’M HUNGRY, WHAT SHALL I DO? as a guide for creating literature-based thematic units, the authors have designed hands-on activities for use with young learners and students with special needs. The strategies employed encourage responsiveness to literature while enhancing vocabulary and language. Tasks illustrate how to make learning more meaningful by:

  • using organizational strategies and visual cues
  • connecting themes to everyday experiences
  • adapting skills for 21st century learning, and
  • individualizing for differing learning styles

Tasks Galore: Making Groups Meaningful. Laurie Eckenrode, Pat Fennell & Kathy Hearsey, $69.95

The third book in the series, Tasks Galore: Making Groups Meaningful is designed to aid teachers, parents and therapists in applying structured teaching techniques within classroom groups, school specials, and even parties! Photos depict preschool and elementary groups. Concepts are applicable to all ages.

From Social Thinking

Being Part of a Classroom – Poster. (3rd Grade and up), $15.50


The Boring Moments – Poster. (3rd Grade and up), $15.95


Brain (Foam Rubber). $5.95

Squeezing these small, blue foam rubber brains encourages kids to think more flexibly and abstractly about the size of their problems and the choices they are making. Used in lessons that encourage flexible thinking, including those in the Superflex comics and Thinking about YOU Thinking about ME, the brains offer a fun way to think about their social thinking and related skills. "Social Thinking is Flexible Thinking" is inscribed on the brains to reinforce learning.

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Building Blocks of Social Development for Young Children – Poster. $12.95

For parents and professionals. The Building Blocks of Social Development poster is a companion product to the Social Thinking® early learner curriculum The Incredible Flexible You™. It shows the developmental building blocks that synergistically work together and result in a fully functional and flexible, kindergarten-ready child who possesses the social problem-solving skills needed to play with others and learn in a group. Excellent tool during IEP/treatment meetings and staff discussions to guide a deeper understanding of the social learning process in young children.


I Get It! Building Social Thinking and Reading Comprehension through Book Chats. Audra Jensen, $35.50

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.


The Incredible Flexible You Social Thinking Early Learners Curriculum for the Preschool and Early Elementary Years. Ryan Hendrix, Kari Zweber Palmer, Nancy Tarshis, Michelle Garcia Winner, $140.95

The Incredible Flexible You Set, Volume 1 is an engaging new Social Thinking educational series which consists of a colorful 200 page curriculum, the first 5 story books in our series, a CD and a cute tote bag. This new curriculum is great for parents and professionals to use with children ages 4-7, as it combines a social learning framework, with music and dramatic play activities that will appeal to early learners. Play is the learning environment of young children, and this curriculum capitalizes on this idea!

  • One paperback curriculum
  • Five paperback, full-color storybooks
  • FREE tote bag
  • Incredible Flexible You Music CD by Tom Chapin

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Inside Out: What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick? Michelle Garcia Winner, $37.95

For professionals and parents to use with all ages. This book is where to start to learn more about how social problems connect to academic problems, such as reading comprehension and written expression. The book introduces Michelle's ILAUGH model, that helps to pinpoint specific challenges. For ages K-adulthood grade and beyond, this book also provides insight on what information we expect students to develop "naturally" to become strong learners. 


Movie Time Social Learning. Anna Vagin, $41.95

One of the greatest challenges in teaching social thinking is finding interesting, imaginative, and enjoyable ways for students of all ages to study complex social situations. Movie Time Social Learning takes an activity many students already love — watching movies — and uses it as a springboard to study the intricacies of social interaction. By hitting the pause button, we freeze social situations and give students the all-so-valuable extra time to read context, interpret thoughts, feelings and plans, make predictions about social behavior, and formulate narrative language to discuss social interactions.

Movie Time Social Learning incorporates the concepts, vocabulary, and strategies that are at the heart of Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking framework. The book comes with a CD that includes all seven lesson plans as well as ready-to-print templates, handouts, and letters.

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Should I or Shouldn't I? A Game to Encourage Social Thinking and Social Problem Solving. Dominique Baudry, $34.50 (Elementary School Edition)

SHOULD I OR SHOULDN’T I — ELEMENTARY EDITION is a fun way for children to explore a variety of social behaviors from other people’s perspectives. Players think about their own responses to various situations posed on Prompt and Challenge cards, rate them on a 5-point scale, and then learn how their choices match up (or don’t) with those of the other players. Questions address a wide variety of age-related situations at school, at home, at a friend’s home, and in community settings.


Should I or Shouldn't I? A Game to Encourage Social Thinking and Social Problem Solving! Dominique Baudry, $34.50 (Middle & High School Edition)

This adaptable game encourages players to think about their own behavior choices and then compare how their perceptions match (or don’t) those of the other players. It revolves around the idea of perspective taking — being able to think about others, their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how this interrelationship plays out in social situations. The game is based on the Social Thinking concepts and vocabulary introduced by Michelle Garcia Winner and outlined in her many books and articles on the topic.


Should I or Shouldn't I? Elementary School Edition Expansion Pack. Dominique Baudry, $24.95

Should I or Shouldn't I? Middle & High School Edition Expansion Pack. Dominique Baudry, $24.95

Double your playing fun with the Should I or Shouldn't I? Expansion Packs! This product is an add-on to the original Should I or Shouldn’t I™ games. In the game, players ages rate a behavior in a particular context on a scale based on whether the behavior was expected or not, and then compare how their perceptions match (or don’t) to those of the other players. Teachers, clinicians, and families have been playing this game so often that they've gone through all the playing cards and have been asking for more. Well — we listened!

Each expansion pack includes 300 new situations that cover various age-related topics encountered at school, home, and in the community. Add the new cards to your existing game decks or use them on their own to prompt deep discussion and learning on perspective taking, self-awareness, and executive functioning.

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Size of My Problem — Poster. $17.95

We all experience problems; they’re a part of life. We can’t avoid them even if we use our best social thinking. It’s a hidden rule that when we’re around others, our reaction size (the behavior we show on the outside) should match the size of our problem. But sometimes our feelings about a problem are much bigger than the problem itself! The Size of My Problem poster can be used to teach students to develop their awareness of this concept; it can also be used on the spot to help individuals figure out the size of a problem, their reaction size, and then visually see the relationship between them. The bottom of the poster provides some brief instructions to encourage adults to explore with children whether or not their reaction created a new problem.

The poster is perfect for home or classroom/clinic and its dry-erase surface means it can be used again and again. Great teaching companion to several of our Social Thinking® products that teach about problem and reaction size.


Social Behavior Mapping — Connecting Behavior, Emotions and Consequences Across the Day. Michelle Garcia Winner, Editor, $34.50

One of the most successful tools used at Michelle G. Winner's Center for Social Thinking is the Social Behavior Map (SBM). Michelle developed the SBM as a cognitive behavior strategy to teach individuals about the specific relationship between behaviors, other's perspective, other's actions (consequences), and the student's own emotions about those around him or her. The SBM is a visual tool that displays these abstract concepts through a flow chart.

Now, Michelle and her team of talented therapists have created a collection of over 50 Social Behavior Maps covering a range of topics for home, community and the classroom. Social Behavior Mapping is geared for use by parents and professionals to help those with social thinking challenges understand what behaviors are expected and unexpected in a way that makes sense to their way of thinking.


Social Behavior Mapping DVD. Michelle Garcia Winner & The Gray Center, $23.50 (DVD format, 50 minutes)

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Social Behavior Map Poster - Behaviors for Learning in the Classroom. $15.75 (Ages 8 – Adult)


Social Behavior Map Template Poster - Dry Erase Surface. (Ages 3rd Grade – Adults), $18.50


Social Fortune or Social Fate: a Social Thinking Graphic Novel Map for Social Quest Seekers. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pam Crooke, $33.95

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.  

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Social Thinking and Me: Kids' Guidebook to Social Emotional Learning. Michelle Garcia Winner & Linda Murphy, $83.95 (2 volume set)

Whether you’re new to Social Thinking or a veteran in using their materials, Social Thinking and Me is the perfect tool to introduce and teach core Social Thinking Vocabulary and concepts to older elementary school and middle school-age kids (ages 9-14). This two-book set breaks larger and more complicated social concepts down into smaller chunks to make it easier for adults to teach and easier for kids to learn.

  • No prior knowledge of Social Thinking or teaching our methodology is needed! Can be used by teachers in mainstream or inclusion classrooms, by therapists in individual or small group settings, and by parents as a teaching/learning tool to help kids with social learning.
  • Social Thinking and Me uses language that is understandable to both kids and adults, and breaks down complex topics in a way that is clear and manageable to both new and familiar learners of Social Thinking. Its voice is guiding, kid friendly, and sometimes humorous

Social Thinking Poster Set - Four Posters for the Classroom & Treatment Room. Michelle Garcia Winner, $63.50


Social Thinking® Social Learning Tree – Poster. $15.955

Teaching individuals to be better social thinkers requires us to start our teaching at the foundation level and build up from there. Our Social Thinking Social Learning Tree poster visually explores the social learning process and is a reminder of how social skills start from a root system that is built upon social thinking and social problem solving.


Social Thinking at Work: Why Should I Care?  Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, $33.95

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 THINKSHEETS for Tweens and Teens: Learning to Read in Between the Social Lines. Michelle Garcia Winner, $47.95

Social Thinking Worksheets for Tweens and Teens, has a new name: Social Thinking Thinksheets for Tweens and Teens. It’s the same great content, now with a new title and cover.

Thinksheets for Tweens and Teens focuses on the social issues and challenges faced by pre-adolescents and adolescents and introduces social concepts and strategies that can help individuals navigate these tricky years. Social rules and expectations change with age; thinking and behavior that was appropriate in elementary school can quickly become inappropriate and unexpected as students move into middle and high school. Thinksheets help educators, therapists, and parents encourage more mature social thinking and related shifts in their students’ social skills. The thinksheets explore a wide range of topics, starting with the basic Social Thinking understanding of the Four Steps of Communication, to exploring the hidden rules of the classroom. Thinksheets books are easily used by parents, paraprofessionals, or professionals. Thinksheets are designed to help guide the thinking of both the teacher and the student in working together to better understand social issues and social challenges.


Social Town Citizens Discover 82 New Unthinkables for Superflex® to Outsmart! Introducing Superflex’s Very Cool Five-Step Power Plan and the Unthinkables©. Stephanie Madrigal, Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, $48.95 (includes CD-ROM for handouts)

This latest edition in the Superflex® series is a compilation work that introduces 82 new Unthinkables and 14 new Thinkables submitted by Social Town citizens of all ages. Unthinkables and Thinkables are grouped by theme/category for easy reference by student or adult, and each entry includes the character’s power, related information about its characteristics, and strategies to defeat the Unthinkable or bolster a Thinkable's help. The focal point of the book is a brand new teaching strategy developed by Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner called Superflex’s Very Cool Five-Step Power Plan. It provides students with even more tools to strengthen their social processing.


Socially Curious and Curiously Social: a Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and Young Adults. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, $33.95

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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Sticker Strategies: Practical Strategies to Encourage Social Thinking and Organization, 2nd Edition. Michelle Garcia Winner, $35.50

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: My Hero Inside (Music CD). Think Social Publishing Inc., $21.95

Sing your Unthinkables to rest with these 13 fun, catchy, and educational songs that support children's social emotional learning as taught through the Superflex curriculum! Each song is an upbeat combination of music and lyrics that can help kids learn more about Social Town, the sneaky Unthinkables, and training at the Superflex Academy to help them seek their "Hero Inside". Music and lyrics are based on the concepts and characters in the original Superflex curriculum created by Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner.

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Superflex® Superdecks. Think Social Publishing, $56.95 (ages 8-11)

Kids love Superflex and are eager to explore new ways to learn about the supportive Thinkables, the sneaky Unthinkables and discover new strategies to defeat them, using Superflex’s very cool Five-Step Power Plan. The Superflex Superdecks contains four standard playing card size decks, 52 cards each, that can be used in all sorts of superflexible ways to help you teach the who, what, when, where, and why of Superflex. Each deck comes with a game, instructions, and answer sheet. Additional games and activities are available in a free PDF download, along with blank templates to create your own cards to expand and individualize each deck to your students’ needs


Superflex® … a Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum. Stephanie Madrigal & Michelle Garcia Winner, $73.95 (includes the comic Superflex takes on Rock Brain)

For professionals and parents to use with students in 3rd - 5th grade. Superflex®: A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum provides educators, parents and therapists fun and motivating ways to teach students with social and communication difficulties (undiagnosed or diagnosed, such as Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, high-functioning autism or similar). The three part cognitive behavioral curriculum helps students to develop further awareness of their own thinking and social behaviors and learn strategies to help them develop better self-regulation across a range of these behaviors. The package includes the curriculum and the first Superflex comic, Superflex Takes on Rock Brain.


Superflex® Takes on Brain Eater and the Team of Unthinkables. Stephanie Madrigal & Michele Garcia Winner, $36.95 (includes CD-ROM with handouts)

Superflex Takes On Brain Eater focuses on one of the social cognitive challenges we see most often in our students — distractibility! The engaging comic book (and CD with lessons) is the third in our Superflex series designed to help children learn more about their own social behavior and strategies to regulate it!

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Superflex® Takes on Glassman and the Team of Unthinkables. Stephanie Madrigal & Michele Garcia Winner, $33.95

Superflex Takes On Glassman 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.


Superflex® Takes on One-Sided Sid, Un-Wonderer and the Team of Unthinkables. Stephanie Madrigal & Kelly Kopp, $34.95 (includes CD-ROM with handouts)

In this newest comic, children become familiar with several ways to squash the powers of two, related Unthinkable characters: One-Sided Sid, who gets people to talk only about themselves, and his sidekick sister Un-Wonderer, who likes to keep people from thinking about others. This clever duo tries to get students to do or say things that show they're only thinking about themselves and not others. 


Superflex® Takes on Rock Brain and the Team of Unthinkables. Stephanie Madrigal & Kelly Kopp, $18.95

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Superflex Thinkables Poster. Michelle Garcia Winner, $15.50

Thinkables represent the expected thinking and behaviors that kids learn through the use of the Superflex Curriculum. Several Superflex characters, representing students’ gender and ethnic diversity, are at the top of the poster to remind students that Superflex represents the superflexible social thinking that’s in each of us. The poster displays each of the 14 Thinkables, their names, and each of their powers. A great visual tool for use in the classroom, clinic, or at home – anywhere flexible thinking and encouragement is needed! Pair it with the Superflex Unthinkables Poster to reinforce teaching and learning. 

Superflex Unthinkables Poster. Michelle Garcia Winner, $15.50

The Superflex Unthinkables poster colorfully displays all 14 of the original Team of Unthinkables in a fresh new and larger format. Several Superflex characters are at the top, to remind students that Superflex represents the superflexible social thinking that's in each of us. The Unthinkables range from Glassman to Rock Brain to Worry Wall and Energy Hare-y, with the poster displaying each of their powers and how they try to sabotage our thinking and social behaviors. Pair it with the Superflex Thinkables Poster to reinforce teaching and learning.


Superflex’s® Very Cool Five-Step Power Plan – Poster. $17.95

For professionals and parents to use with students in 3rd–5th grades. Superflex’s® Very Cool Five-Step Power Plan poster is a visual tool for those who are teaching Superflex® curriculum concepts at a deeper level with 3rd–5th graders. (It is not a teaching tool for use with students who are just learning about Superflex and the Unthinkables.) The Five-Step Power Plan and the five Power Pals were first introduced in our book Social Town Citizens Discover 82 New Unthinkables for Superflex to Outsmart!


Superflexible Me! Superflex Cape. $28.95

Defeat those clever Unthinkables in style, and discover your hero inside! The Superflexible Me! Superflex Cape provides a fun way to help kids remember to use their superflexible thinking anytime, anywhere and call upon the strategies they’re learning about in Superflex…A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum.

Superflex is the superflexible thinking superhero that lives inside each of us and helps us work through our social challenges. The “Superflexible Me!” message reinforces the idea that while we know and love Aiden, the Superflex in our product series, each and every one of us has a Superflexible hero inside!

  • One-size-fits most kids
  • Measures 22" long
  • Velcro easy-off collar closure
  • 100% satin polyester

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Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students. Michelle Garcia Winner, $121.95

Think Social! A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students is a social thinking curriculum to guide therapists, educators and parents who are exploring how to introduce social thinking to their students in a structured and thought out progression. Think Social is designed to assist children across the school ages who have been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, PDD-NOS, high-functioning autism, AD/HD, hyperlexia, non-verbal learning disability (NVLD) and when there is no clear diagnosis, but social challenges are present.


Thinkables & Unthinkables Double Deck. Think Social Publishing, $28.50 (ages 8-11)

The Thinkables & Unthinkables Double Deck is the superflexible teaching tool you asked for to use with individuals who are learning about or have already been introduced to Superflex, the 14 original Unthinkables, and the newer characters, the Thinkables (first mentioned in the book, Social Town Citizens Discover 82 New Unthinkables for Superflex to Outsmart.

  • You take the lead in using the cards — they’re a blank canvas of possibilities!
  • Create games such as “Go Fish” with the cards
  • Use the Thinkables cards to say “good job” when a child or student has mostly put an Unthinkable to rest
  • Use an Unthinkable card as a visual tool to remind a student to use his/her strategies when one of those clever, sneaky characters is invading the student’s brain
  • Pick an Unthinkable or Thinkable and play “I Spy…” where students use their Social Detective skills to look for that character showing up in themselves or others in the group, the classroom, or the school
  • The possibilities are endless, limited only by your imagination and your own superflexible thinking!

Thinking about YOU, Thinking about ME: Teaching Perspective Taking and Social Thinking to Persons with Social Cognitive Learning Challenges, 2nd Edition. Michelle Garcia Winner, $69.95

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

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Thinksheets for Teaching Social Thinking® and Related Skills. Michelle Garcia Winner, $47.95 (formerly titled Worksheets!)

One of Social Thinking's best-selling books, Worksheets!, now has a new name: THINKSHEETS. Same great content, now with a new title and cover. THINKSHEETS encourages higher functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorder, social (pragmatic) communication disorder, ADHD, or other related social–emotional learning challenges to process more deeply what social thinking means to them. The curriculum works best for students mid elementary through high school. The THINKSHEETS are coded for different aged students.

Developed from years of working with students with social–cognitive challenges, the THINKSHEETS serve as mini-lesson plans to introduce Social Thinking concepts. Educators can then take these concepts and adapt them through different activities they develop. Teachers, therapists, parents, and other caregivers can also copy and send the material to other stakeholders in the individual’s life to reinforce the concepts the student is learning.


Tu es un détective social! L’interaction sociale expliquéeaux enfants. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, $31.50


We Can Make It Better: a Strategy to Motivate and Engage Young Learners in Social Problem-Solving Through Flexible Stories. Elizabeth Delsandro, $36.50

We Can Make It Better! is a resource for safe and motivating social problem-solving practice. With the right tools, practice and understanding, students can learn how to make good choices — in their thoughts, actions and words — that result in improved social interactions.


What is a Thought? A Thought is a Lot! Amy Kahofer & Jack Pranksy, $30.95 Grades K-5 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.

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Whole Body Listening Larry at Home, 2nd Edition. Kristen Wilson & Elizabeth Sautter, $28.95
Whole Body Listening Larry at School, 2nd Edition. Kristen Wilson & Elizabeth Sautter, $28.95

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.


Whole Body Listening – Poster. Kristen Wilson & Elizabeth Sautter, $12.95 (Ages 4 – 9)


Why Teach Social Thinking? Questioning Our Assumptions about What It Means to Learn Social Skills. Michelle Garcia Winner, $35.95

Today's children (both neurotypical and those with social learning challenges) are entering school with declining abilities to learn in a group, attend to a lesson, be considerate toward others, or self-regulate their own behavior. Teachers are increasingly finding themselves ill-equipped with the know-how, tools, and strategies to teach students about social awareness, emotional intelligence, and self-regulation of behavior.

If you've ever wanted, or needed, to make a case for social instruction to be added to a student's treatment plan, social goals written into a student's IEP, or social thinking lessons infused into a classroom or campus curriculum plan, WHY TEACH SOCIAL THINKING drives home the importance of social learning to a student's academic success and later success in life. Through exploring 12 core questions, Winner attempts to raise awareness of the many complex and interrelated issues that are at the heart of teaching social skills. While we wait for public policy to catch up with the ever-present and growing needs of our students, this book will open doors to a new understanding for parents, teachers, service providers, and administrators about effective ways to teach social thinking and related social skills.

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You Are a Social Detective: Explaining Social Thinking to Kids. Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke, Illustrated by Kelly Knopp, $30.95

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 CD-ROM: Become a GREAT Social Thinker! By Social Skill Builder and Social Thinking Publishing, $113.95 (ages 7-12)

Developed in collaboration with Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke, and based on their book You Are a Social Detective, this interactive CD teaches school-aged children to become better social thinkers. By putting on their detective hats and deciphering expected and unexpected social behavior, learning to make smart social guesses, and investigating social clues, children can learn to see how others people’s emotions and responses are connected to their own behavior. This exciting and fun CD motivates students to learn while having fun! You Are A Social Detective CD-ROM includes:

  • 6 interactive levels
  • Over 200 videos targeting a range of abilities
  • A fun and motivating reinforcement game
  • Automatic scoring to track student responses
  • Printout of Social Maps

The ZONES of Regulation®: a Curriculum Designed to Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional Control. Leah Kuypers, $62.95 (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.


Zones of Regulation – Poster. Leah Kuypers, $15.95 (Grades 3-12)

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