Why start a social skills program? The question is not why, but why not? With inclusive education becoming the norm in schools nationwide, teachers often struggle to address students’ non-academic needsbut teachers need ready-to-use lessons that won’t interfere with their curriculum. QUEST (Questioning, Understanding, and Exploring Social Skills and Pragmatic Language Together) is a social… More A Quest For Social Skills For Students With Autism or Asperger’s: Ready-To-Use Lessons with Games, Role-Play Activities, and More!
Lucy is making her way down a rainy sidewalk when she spies, of all things, a brain — Manfred, called Fred — sitting forlornly in a puddle. The courtly cerebrum asks Lucy for help getting home, and as they walk along she worries that she’s not smart enough. “Everyone’s smart!” explains Fred. “You just need… More A Walk In The Rain With A Brain
A complete guide to the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs of preteens and teenagers with autistic disorders, ranging from the relatively mild Asperger’s Syndrome to more severe ability impairment. This book uses clear examples, practical advice, and supportive insights.
A thorough description of every day life with Evan, who is 7, by his sister Sarah, who is 8. Very positive and lovingly told. Wonderful resource for classroom use as well as for siblings.
Dr. Spock? Check. Penelope Ann Leach (Remember her?) Check. What to Expect When You’re Expecting? Check. I had a seven hundred dollar Bellini crib for God’s sake! Everything was perfect…” …and so begins Kim Stagliano’s electrifying and hilarious memoir of her family’s journey raising three daughters with autism. Always outspoken, often touching, and sometimes heartbreaking,… More All I Can Handle: I’m No Mother Theresa (A Life Raising Three Daughters with Autism)
This is the story of Zane, a zebra with autism, who worries that his differences make him stand out from his peers. With careful guidance from his mother, Zane learns that autism is only one of many qualities that make him special. Contains a Note to Parents by Drew Coman, PhD, and Ellen Braaten, PhD,… More All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism
A practical guide for children with allergies. While it follows the experiences of Karston, who has food and environmental allergies in addition to an autism spectrum disorder, the information is very specific to allergies, and great for all kids.
Parents play a huge role in helping toddlers and preschoolers grow and develop. The authors share simple ways to turn everyday routines, such as breakfast and bath time, into opportunities to learn and develop skills.
“Trust me, I want to talk to you. My inability to speak is confused for my intelligence.” Diego Peña is a sharp-witted 9 year old boy whose goal is to deliver a message that shatters misconceptions about autism. Only Diego cannot yet speak. By pointing to letters on a laminated letter board and typing on… More Anatomy of Autism: A Pocket Guide for Educators, Parents, and Students
The new girl at school tries to befriend Andy, a boy with autism, who spends every recess by himself, spinning a yellow frisbee under the watchful eye of his sister.
This book looks at how therapies involving animals can be used to help individuals with autism to develop skills, including sensory and social skills, to manage challenging behaviors, and improve quality of life. Whether participating in therapeutic horseback riding, utilizing a trained service dog, visiting a dolphin therapy center, or simply experiencing companion animal therapy,… More Animal-Assisted Interventions for Individuals with Autism
Anthony best is not like the other kids in his neighborhood. He screams at loud noises, spins around in circles to have fun. Other kids laugh at silly knock-knock jokes, but not Anthony. Anthony has Asperger’s Syndrome, which makes him see the world in a different way. But his friend Hannah knows that although Anthony… More Anthony Best: A Picture Book About Asperger’s
Rachel goes to the barn each week for therapeutic riding. She looks forward to visiting her horse friend, Cheyenne, and seeing the other children who go on horseback-riding adventures as well.
Actually, there are more than 200 apps for autism, and this book will guide you through them so you can confidently utilize today’s technology to maximize your child or student’s success! Speech Language Pathologist Lois Jean Brady wrote this book in order to educate parents, teachers, and other professionals about the breakthrough method she calls… More Apps For Autism: A Must Have Resource for the Special Needs Community!
Edited by Stephen Shore, Ask and Tell aims to help people with autism effectively self-advocate in their pursuit of independent, productive, and fulfilling lives. Ask and Tell is unique by being the first book to speak to the twin issues of self-advocacy and disclosure for people with autism and by consisting exclusively including the cover… More Ask and Tell: Self-Advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum
Comprehensive overview of Aspergers, including diagnostic issues, social development, educational issues, and treatment.
Asperger Syndrome is characterized by a reliance on clear guidelines, and in adolescence the social guidelines become murky and confusing. In Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence, child psychologist Teresa Bolick presents strategies for helping the ten to eighteen-year-old achieve happiness and success by maximizing the benefits of AS and minimizing the drawbacks.
Many people suffer from feelings of stress and anxiety in their everyday lives. For people with Asperger syndrome (AS), this stress can be particularly difficult to manage. On a daily basis people with AS must fit into a world that seems totally foreign to them, and this can increase feelings of alienation and anxiety, making… More Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management
Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues attempts to explain how many children with Asperger Syndrome relate to the world through their senses. Chapter 1 is an overview of sensory integration terminology and a discussion of how the sensory systems impact behavior. Chapter 2 takes an in depth look at sensory issues associated with AS. Chapter 3… More Asperger Syndrome And Sensory Issues
Written for parents of 3-7 year olds, this is a “must read” book. Dr. Bolick provides lots of useful, real life, practical tips to parenting a child with Asperger syndrome. Lots of stories and examples show how parents can help their child to succeed.