Teaching Time Management to Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders

teaching-time-managementTeaching Time Management to Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders  by Caroline DiPipi-Hoy, Ph.D. and Daniel Steere, Ph.D

XIN DiPip 2016

This book presents ways to facilitate time-management skills for learners with autism spectrum disorder. This book encompasses individuals across the lifespan, as time management is a skill that can be developed throughout one’s life. An individual with ASD may quickly learn time-telling skills; however, simply being able to tell time does not necessarily lead to time-management skills.
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Improving Social Behaviors in the Classroom

improving-socialImproving Social Behaviors in the Classroom by Stephanny Freeman, Ph.D.; Gazi Begum, M.A.; Kristen Hayashida, M.ED.; Tanya Paparella, Ph.D

XED Freem 2011

This book provides detailed day-by-day lessons to be incorporated into the regular school day. The intent is to provide teachers with a developmentally appropriate sequence of basic social skills by breaking each skill into its component parts
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Complete Learning Disabilities Handbook

complete-learningComplete Learning Disabilities Handbook by Joan M. Harwell

XED Harwe 2001

You’ll find diagnostic tools and remediation techniques for all types of learning disabilities specific interventions for specific problems strategies for building academic skills in all basic content areas and ways to improve motivation, participation, and self-esteem in even the most reluctant learner.

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Socially Savvy: An Assessment and Curriculum Guide for Young Children

socially-savvySocially Savvy: An Assessment and Curriculum Guide for Young Children by James T Ellis, PhD, BCBA-D and Christine Elmeida, MSED, EdS, BCBA

XSS Ellis 2014

Socially Savvy helps educators and parents break down broad areas of social functioning into concrete skills.
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Boys, Girls & Body Science

boys-girls-and-body-scienceBoys, Girls & Body Science by Meg Hickling

XBC Hickl 2002

Hickling talks about the “science names” for the children’s body parts, about good and bad touches and about making babies. She coaches the children not to be embarrassed or shy about body science: “We are going to make this just like a science lesson, we will learn to think like a scientist and we will learn the scientific names for our private parts,” she says.
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FLIPP The Switch Strengthening Executive Functioning Skills

flippFLIPP the Switch Strengthing Executive Functioning Skills by Sheri Wilkins, PhD and Carol Burmeister, MA

XIN Wilki 2015

Readers will learn about executive function (EF) and how EF skills contribute to success in school, at home, and in work environments. Most importantly, readers will receive specific instructions, templates, and how-to scenarios for 25 strategies, five strategies for each of the five FLIPP components – flexibility, leveled emotionality, impulse control, planning, and problem solving.
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Growing Together Across the Autism Spectrum

growing-togetherGrowing Together Across the Autism Spectrum by Elizabeth Marks

XFM Marks 2015

A kid’s guide to living with, learning from, and loving a parent with autism spectrum disorder.

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Decoding Dating

decoding-datingDecoding Dating by John Miller

XAT Mille 2015

This book methodically breaks down the steps of dating giving advice on the best places to meet women – whether on or offline, getting ready for the big date, where to go and what to talk about,and how to tell if a second date is on the cards.

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“What’s Happening to Me?”

whats-happening-to-me“What’s Happening To Me?” by Peter Mayle

XAT Mayle 1975

Discusses the mental and physical changes 
that take place during puberty.
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Getting a Present Social Story

Getting a present

This social story helps teach what a gift is, what it means, and the steps that are expected when getting a gift. It also teaches about the emotions involved with gift getting. You can download a pdf version here.

Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives: Mental Health of Children & Adults with Disabilities or Special Needs.

Thursday, Oct. 29 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
KCC Workforce Development Center Conference Hall
$95, includes materials and contact hours.

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Mental Health is essential for successful life outcomes and it is our goal for every person. But what is mental health? Is it simply the absence of mental illness or is it something more? The World He

Healthy Minds

alth Organization says “Mental health is not just the absence of mental disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

This lively and thought-provoking workshop is designed to help participants learn how to protect the mental health of children and adults with disabilities and how to promote the development of skills and abilities that support mental health.

Topics will include:
• Qualities that lead to mental health
• Teaching and promoting everyday mental health skills
• Strategies to avoid harming mental health
• The role of positive affirmations in mentally healthy thinking
• The importance of learning to “quiet the mind”
• Strategies to model and promote safe emotional expression
• Social connectedness as an asset in our mentally healthy lives
• The importance of self awareness, self knowledge and self advocacy in living a mentally healthy life

Please note: The information in this workshop is provided for educational and informational purposes only. The diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders is not included. The materials and strategies presented in this workshop are not be a substitute for the services of a mental health professional such as a physician or therapist.

Meet the instructor
Barbara T. Doyle, M.S., is a nationally known educator, author, master teacher, trainer, keynote presenter and consultant. Her focus is on children and adults with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, autism with hearing and/or vision impairment, autism with mental illness, deafness and deaf-blindness. She serves early intervention programs, public and private schools, families, advocacy groups, universities, mental health programs, professional organizations, and adult provider agencies. Doyle is committed to helping to create a society in which everyone can experience safety, mental and physical health, social connectedness, participation, contribution and productivity. She is an engaging and lively presenter, noted for her practical strategies delivered with humor and humanity. She also has seven family members with disabilities, five of whom have autism spectrum disorder. Her website is www.barbaradoyle.com.

Counseling People on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Manual

CounsellingCounseling People on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Manual by Katherine Paxton and Irene A. Estay
(XOT Paoxto 2007)
The characteristics of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) present unique challenges, not only to people themselves affected, but also to counselling professionals. This manual provides counselling techniques that work not only for professionals, but also for individuals either coping with being on the spectrum themselves, or living with someone who has an ASD. Regardless of intellectual and linguistic ability, people on the autism spectrum often have significant impairments in emotional expression, regulation, and recognition, and they are known to have higher rates of depression and anxiety than the general population. This comprehensive book shows how to develop the tools necessary to help people on the spectrum cope with their emotions, anxieties, and confusion about the often overwhelming world that surrounds them. Illustrated with useful case studies, it covers a range situations where counselling may be helpful for individuals with ASD, both children and adults, families where a member is on the spectrum, and couples where a partner has ASD. It also addresses specific issues, including depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, social skills, and stress, with effective strategies for dealing with each issue. As well as being indispensable for counsellors, this book provides valuable information and advice for anyone working with people and families affected by ASDs.

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Peek-a-Boo Sensory Board

Great Sensory toy idea!

Motherhood And Other Adventures

I knew that I wanted to do a fun project involving the tops from baby wipes containers ever since I saw this post from I Can Teach My Child on Pinterest.  I started saving wipes lids and was inspired to create this Peek-a-Boo Sensory Board while wandering the aisles at Home Depot. 20140625-130952.jpg I picked out flooring samples for both indoor and outdoor carpet, as well as linoleum.  When I got home I flipped the samples over and traced the outline of the inside of the wipes lids on the backs of the samples with a Sharpie.  I cut along the outline so they fit perfectly inside! I grabbed a partial piece of foam board and moved the wipes lids around until I was happy with the layout.  Then I simply grabbed my trusty hot glue gun and glued the wipes lids to the foam board.  Finally, I glued the cut…

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Going Solo While Raising Children with Disabilities

Going Solo While Raising Children with DisabilitiesGoing Solo by Laura E. Marshak, Ph.D

(XFM Marsh 2015)

The author weaves together extensive interviews and survey results of solo mothers and fathers (and grandparents, too) with reliable coping strategies gleaned from 25 years as a practicing psychologist and specialist in disability adjustment. The book’s insightful personal narratives and the author’s deconstruction of these to offer universal lessons–from the basic (e.g., practice mindfulness to de-stress) to the profound (e.g., cultivate gratitude as the antidote to resentment)–will help readers assess and transform their own lives for the better.

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Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety a Guide to Successful Stress Management

Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety a Guide to Successful Stress Management Anxietyby Nick Dubin
(XAS Dubin 2009)
This book offers practical advice on how individuals with AS can manage their anxiety more effectively. As a person with AS who has struggled with feelings of anxiety and learnt how to overcome them, Nick Dubin shares his own tried and tested solutions along with up-to-date research on stress management for individuals with AS, including a chapter on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

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Practical Social Skills For Autism Spectrum Disorders

Practical Social Skills For Autism Spectrum Disorders Social Skillsby Kathleen Koenig
(XSS Koeni 2012)
The author explains how critical it is for kids to not simply learn new social skills that fit their individual needs, but to be able to seamlessly integrate them into a range of day-to-day situations, from the classroom to the lunchroom to the dinner table at home.

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