A Stranger is Someone I Don’t Know

A stranger is someone i don't know“A Stranger is Someone I Don’t Know” is an excellent visual support to use when teaching your child(ren) about stranger danger. It is so important for kids to learn this information, and the pictures make it easier to understand!

What Should I Wear?

what should i wear

This visual support will help your child become independent when choosing clothes for each season. If dressing appropriately for the weather is challenging, this will give a visual representation of good choices to make when getting dressed.

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This visual support is a great tool to use for a wide variety of individuals! It can be used to develop independence when ordering food… or it can be used with individuals who have a hard time going out to restaurants. Whether you are using this visual support to alleviate anxiety and tantrums or to foster independence, we can customize menus specifically to you! Stop by the resource room for more information!

Practical Solutions for Stabilizing Students With Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn: Getting to Go!

practical solutions for stabilizing students with classic autism to be ready to learnPractical Solutions for Stabilizing Students With Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn: Getting to Go! by Judy Endow, MSW.

(XED Endow 2011)

As students become better regulated and more able to communicate effectively, extreme behaviors decrease, sometimes subsiding altogether. While a functional behavior analysis (FBA) is usually the starting place for students with Asperger Syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism (HFA) who are engaging in behaviors that do not serve them well, if used as the starting place for students with classic autism, an FBA has variable results, most often leaving us with the feeling that we are not making significant progress. Getting to Go! is unique in distinguishing this difference and recognizing the importance of first offering stabilization strategies that afford students a better regulated body, which often enables students with classic autism to increase their time in school, most of them working up to full-day participation. This simple-to-use book focuses on two major areas of stabilization found critical for students on the autism spectrum, sensory regulation and visual supports. With proper use of these strategies, the student with classic autism can get to GO! – that is, feeling regulated and supported. Once on GO!, the strategies that are helpful for students with AS/HF can be employed to maintain optimal game play throughout the day.

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A Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching: How to Make My Thinking More Flexible

a week of switching, shifting, and stretchingA Week of Switching, Shifting, and Stretching: How to Make My Thinking More Flexible by Lauren H. Kerstein, LCSW.

(XBC Kerst 2014)

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 or her thinking is, the better he or she is able to cope with the challenges that life presents, ultimately leading to fewer tantrums and meltdowns.

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Top Ten Tips: A Survival Guide for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

top ten tipsTop Ten Tips: A Survival Guide for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum by Teresa A. Cardon, M.A., CCC-SLP.

(XFM Cardo 2008)

I get by with a little help… Do you ever feel like you’re in this parenting thing alone? Like no one understands what you’re going through? Parenting children on the autism spectrum is an adventure with countless twists and turns. However, with a little help from 44 fellow parents and professionals your daily journey can be a little less bumpy. Top Ten Tips offers 520 practical, tried-and-true tips. The book is organized so that you don’t have to read through theories or lengthy descriptions – it is all practical; short and sweet. The stuff you want to know NOW! The book is broken down into nine chapters with topics ranging from family outings, holidays, and frequent activities (bath time, meal time, etc.). This at-your-fingertips tool will help families with a child on the autism spectrum navigate their way through everyday activities and occurrences in. Contributors include speech language therapists, occupational therapists, autism experts, parents, and individuals on the spectrum.

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Parent’s Guide to the Medical World of Autism

parent's guide to the medical world of autismParent’s Guide to the Medical World of Autism by Edward Aull, MD.

(XMD Aull 2013)

Dr. Aull clearly explains the world of diagnosis, treatments, and the overwhelming world of medications for parents facing a diagnosis for their child of autism. The much needed explanation of what is safe, and what to use when can be found here. Dr. Aull explain concepts about utilizing medication treatment, why medications might give an adverse outcome, and what might be done to improve the patient’s results.

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The Brush Your Teeth Book

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This social story is great for anyone learning how to brush their teeth. The step-by-step instructions paired with pictures, makes it adaptable to younger children, as well as older ones! This particular social story comes laminated, so it won’t get ruined in the bathroom!

Look What I Did at School Today

look what i did at school todayWondering what your kiddo’s doing at school? This is a great support to use to find out and facilitate communication! These can be customized specifically to your child, adding or taking out any of the PECs on there!

My Potty Story

my potty story

My Potty Story is used with individuals who are potty-training and are ready to learn the process of going to the bathroom. Social stories include pictures with short blurbs. This book includes step-by-step instructions on going to the bathroom. This support, along with others are available in Spanish as well.

The Autism Fitness Handbook

the autism fitness handbookThe Autism Fitness Handbook by David Geslak.

(XOT Gesla 2011)

This handbook is for parents, educators, therapists and anyone involved in the lives of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. It gives over 30 exercises that can help to improve the health, motor planning and cognitive ability of children and adults. Each exercise has a visual support, “How To,” and “Coaching Tips” for the reader. Exercises are challenging and fun!

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Toilet Training Success: A Guide for Teaching Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

toilet training successToilet Training Success: A Guide for Teaching Individuals with Developmental Disabilities by Frank Cicero.

(XDE Cicer 2012)

This book, designed for both parents and professionals, introduces the reader to effective toilet training interventions for individuals with developmental disabilities. Topics discussed include urination training, bowel training, increasing requesting, and overnight training. Questions such as when to begin, how to use positive reinforcement, collect data and conduct necessary assessments prior to training are examples of just a few of the questions that the author addresses. The plans and procedures presented are applicable to a wide range of developmental disabilities and age ranges.

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Technology Tools for Students with Autism

technology tools for students with autismTechnology Tools for Students with Autism by Katharina Boser Ph.D.

(XED Boser 2014)

Technology holds great promise for helping students with autism learn, communicate, and function effectively in the modern world. Start leveraging that power today with this forward-thinking book, your in-depth guided tour of technologies that support learners with autism and help them fully participate in their classroom and community. You’ll learn about readily available technologies you can use right now-from apps to video modeling-and explore next-wave innovations that will help shape the future of autism intervention, such as therapeutic robots and advanced virtual reality technologies. You’ll also get critical guidance on how to select the appropriate technology for your needs, weave technology into a universal design for learning framework, and conduct effective professional development so teachers make the most of new tools and strategies. This book provides an assortment of different technologies which aid students’ learning in different ways. Also included, are benefits of technologies.

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Behavior Mapping

behavior mappingBehavior Mapping by Amy Buie.

(XBM Buie 2013)

Grounded in evidence-based practice, Amy Buie’s Behavior Mapping is a groundbreaking way of motivating children to make good choices and learn new skills. Better yet, due to its visual nature, this simple-to-implement strategy is effective for a range of students, regardless of age and ability level. Supported by examples and real-life vignettes, four major categories of maps are presented Consequence Maps, Complex Behavior Maps, Language Maps, and Problem-Solving Maps covering major classroom challenges. For ease of use, owners of the book may download Behavior Map templates from AAPC’s website.

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Sexuality and Severe Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Health Educators

sexuality and severe autismSexuality and Severe Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Health Educators by Kate Reynolds.

(XAT Reyno 2014)

Sexual health and sexuality can be difficult subjects for parents and caregivers to broach with autistic children, made more challenging when children are at the severe end of the autism Sexual health and sexuality can be difficult subjects for parents and caregivers to broach with autistic children, made more challenging when children are at the severe end of the autism spectrum. Some parents may even question the validity of teaching sexuality to those who are severely autistic. This practical handbook guides you through the process of teaching about sex and sexuality, answering all of the most crucial questions, including: Why is it necessary to teach this subject to my severely autistic child? When is the right time to start talking about these issues? How detailed and explicit should I be? What methods are most appropriate? It addresses male and female issues separately and covers public and private sexual behaviours, sexual abuse, cross-gender teaching and liaising with schools.

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Teaching Students with Classic Autism Functional Social Skills: A Program Based on Individualized Comprehensive Assessment & Evidence Based Practices

teaching students with classic autismTeaching Students with Classic Autism Functional Social Skills: A Program Based on Individualized Comprehensive Assessment & Evidence Based Practices by Susan J. Sheridan.

(XED Sheri 2013)

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.

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