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  • Temple Grandin Movie
    See larger image Temple Grandin (DVD) Director: Mick Jackson Starring: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Catherine O'Hara Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) Based on the writings by its title subject, HBO Films’ Temple Grandin is an engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of wil
  • You’re Going To Love This Kid
    See larger image You're Going to Love This Kid!: Teaching Children with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom (Paperback) By (author): Paula Kluth This work is a guidebook for including students with autism in both primary and secondary school classrooms. Including first-person accounts that give readers insight into the experience of having autism, it show
  • TEACCH
    See larger image The Teacch Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorders (Issues in Clinical Child Psychology S) (Hardcover) By (author): Gary B. Mesibov, Victoria Shea, Eric Schopler - Professionals can be trained in the program and its methods- Translates scientific knowledge so that practitioners and parents can easily understand the current state of knowledge-
  • Visual Strategies
    See larger image Visual Strategies for Improving Communication : Practical Supports for School & Home (Paperback) By (author): Linda A. Hodgdon This bestseller is the most comprehensive book to explain the use of visual strategies to improve communication for students with autism spectrum disorders and other students who experience moderate to severe com
  • Eating Challenges
    See larger image Just Take a Bite: Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges! (Paperback) By (author): Lori Ernsperger, Tania Stegen-Hanson Winner of an iParenting Media Award! Is your child a "picky" eater or a full-fledged resistant eater? Does he or she eat only 3-20 foods, refusing all others? Eat from only […]
  • Ten Things…
    See larger image Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew (Paperback) By (author): Ellen Notbohm Winner of an iParenting Media Award and Honorable Mention in the 2005 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards! Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. […]
  • 1001 Great Ideas
    See larger image 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition (Paperback) By (author): Veronica Zysk, Ellen Notbohm Winner of a Silver medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards and Learning Magazine's Teachers Choice Award, 1001 Great Ideas has been a treasured resource in the

Temple Grandin Movie


Temple Grandin (DVD)

Director: Mick Jackson
Starring: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Catherine O'Hara
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Based on the writings by its title subject, HBO Films’ Temple Grandin is an engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America’s most remarkable success stories.
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This is a must-see movie!  If you want to gain an understanding of what autism feels like and what can be accomplished with support and understanding, watch this move.

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It doesn’t take long to see that Temple Grandin, the main character in this eponymous HBO movie, is, well, different–she (in the person of Claire Danes, who plays her) tells us before the credits start that she’s “not like other people.” But “different” is not “less.” Indeed, Grandin, who is now in her 60s, has accomplished a good deal more than a great many “normal” folks, let alone others afflicted with the autism that Grandin overcame on her way to earning a doctorate and becoming a bestselling author and a pioneer in the humane treatment of livestock.
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You’re Going To Love This Kid



This work is a guidebook for including students with autism in both primary and secondary school classrooms. Including first-person accounts that give readers insight into the experience of having autism, it shows educators how to adapt their classrooms to support student participation in classwork, school routines, and social activities. It combines relevant research with lessons learned from the author's teaching experience to give readers specific, creative ideas for: understanding the attitudes, values and actions hat support inclusive schooling; connecting, communicating, and collaborating effectively with families; enhancing literacy by adapting reading materials, using visuals, and tapping in to student interests; planning challenging, multidimensional lessons that encourage all students to participate and help students reach their individual goals; support student behaviour in sensitive, positive ways; fostering friendships and social relationships between students with and without autism; and adapting the physical environment for students with autism who may have heightened sensitivity to factors like temperature, sounds, and smells.
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This book provides strategies and concepts to aid educators in creating an inclusive environment for students with autism in both primary and secondary schools, covering such topics as collaboration, lesson plans, supports, and community. The chapters are designed to highlight how any student with autism spectrum disorders can be supported to participate in academic instruction, school routines, and social activities. The book uses examples of how to plan lessons, engineer a safe and comfortable classroom, provide communication opportunities, and understand and support challenging behaviors. The author uses her own classroom and school observations and her experiences as an elementary and high school educator to explore methods of adapting the school environment to be comfortable and appropriate for students with autism and autism spectrum disorders.

TEACCH



- Professionals can be trained in the program and its methods
- Translates scientific knowledge so that practitioners and parents can easily understand the current state of knowledge
- Offers strategies that can be tailored to an individual's unique developmental and functional level
- Advises parents on how to become involved in all phases of intervention as collaborators, co-therapists, and advocates.
- Details how the program can be introduced and adapted for individuals of all ages, from preschooler to adult

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The TEACCH Method:

- Professionals can be trained in the program and its methods
- Translates scientific knowledge so that practitioners and parents can easily understand the current state of knowledge
- Offers strategies that can be tailored to an individual’s unique developmental and functional level
- Advises parents on how to become involved in all phases of intervention as collaborators, co-therapists, and advocates.
- Details how the program can be introduced and adapted for individuals of all ages, from preschooler to adult

Visual Strategies



This bestseller is the most comprehensive book to explain the use of visual strategies to improve communication for students with autism spectrum disorders and other students who experience moderate to severe communication impairments. It is full of easy to use techniques and strategies that will help these students participate more effectively in social interactions and life routines.

What is it?
a ground-breaking resource.
contains dozens of visual supports that are beautifully illustrated and described.
an exceptional collection of practical ideas and techniques
filled with creative strategies for improving the behavior and communication of students with autism, ADHD, cognitive impairments, language and learning disabilities and more...
a "how to" book designed to assist teachers, SLP's and parents in devising solutions to the communication and self-management challenges that are common in these students.

Who is this book for? Teachers, parents, Speech Therapists and other people who work and live with students with autism spectrum disorders or other communication challenges. The strategies in this book have application for students with a variety of disability labels and special needs.

What is the book about? One of the major areas of difficulty for students with autism spectrum disorders is the development of social and communication skills. Communication breakdowns can be a "root" cause of problems in social interaction, educational performance, and behavior. While it is common for educational programming to focus on developing communication skills, that focus in most settings tends to be directed toward developing the student's expressive communication. Comparatively little attention is directed toward increasing the student's ability to understand the communication in his life. This book demonstrates why an inability to effectively take in and understand information can be a significant factor in these student's performance. Visual Strategies for Improving Communication contains numerous easy to use systems and strategies that have proven to help these students significantly improve their ability to understand, express themselves, participate in home and school routines and improve overall behavior.

Tell me more. . . . It is commonly recognized that communication is one of the primary areas of difficulty for persons who experience autism. Understanding the communication of others, trying to figure out what is happening or not happening, handling changes and transitions, and interpreting cues and signals in the environment can all be areas of difficulty for this population. Organizing, sequencing, and remembering what to do or when to do it can all cause problems. Stepping out of familiar environments and routines increases stress. The frustration of not understanding can lead students to ritual and rigidity and a lack of flexibility with change. In the midst of these areas of difficulty, it is recognized that most individuals who experience autism display a relative strength in visual skills. Capitalizing on that strength, the use of visual strategies to support communication has provided the structure necessary to substantially alter many problem situations.

How are the students helped? The first goal when working with these students is to create an environment that will support communication and make communication breakdowns less likely to occur. This is accomplished in part by developing a system of visual tools and aids to increase communication effectiveness. Schedules, aids to give directions, and aids to give information, and aids to establish and communicate rules are tools designed to increase the student's understanding of what is happening around him. A second goal, improving student independence and participation, is met with the presence of visual tools.

What is in the book? This book offers a comprehensive collection of visual tools that have proven successful with students of varying ages and ability levels. It contains:
lots of samples and examples of visual tools and how to use them
tons of ideas for improving communication in school and home environments
assessment for community participation
guide for planning communication tools
plenty of ideas for integrating visual strategies into the student's lives
and lots more. . . . . .

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This bestseller is the most comprehensive book to explain the use of visual strategies to improve communication for students with autism spectrum disorders and other students who experience moderate to severe communication impairments. It is full of easy to use techniques and strategies that will help these students participate more effectively in social interactions and life routines.

Eating Challenges



Winner of an iParenting Media Award!
 
Is your child a "picky" eater or a full-fledged resistant eater? Does he or she eat only 3-20 foods, refusing all others? Eat from only one food group? Gag, tantrum, or become anxious if you introduce new foods? If so, you have a resistant eater. Learn the possible causes, when you need professional help, and how to deal with the behavior at home. Learn why "Don't play with your food!" and "Clean your plate!" - along with many other old saws - are just plain wrong. And who said you have to eat dessert last? Get ready to have some stereotypes shattered!

Helpful chapters include:

  • Who Are Resistant eaters?
  • Oral-Motor Development
  • Environmental and Behavioral Factors Contributing to Problems with Eating
  • Sensory-Based and Motor-Based Problems Affecting the Resistant Eater
  • Motor-Based Eating Problems vs. Sensory-Based Eating Problems
  • Designing and Implementing a Comprehensive Treatment Plan
  • Environmental Controls
  • Gastrointestinal, Physical and Oral-Motor Development
  • Stages of Sensory Development for Eating
  • A Recipe for Success
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Is your child a “picky” eater or a full-fledged resistant eater? Does he or she eat only 3-20 foods, refusing all others? Eat from only one food group? Gag, tantrum, or become anxious if you introduce new foods? If so, you have a resistant eater. Learn the possible causes, when you need professional help, and how to deal with the behavior at home. Learn why “Don’t play with your food!” and “Clean your plate!” – along with many other old saws – are just plain wrong. And who said you have to eat dessert last? Get ready to have some stereotypes shattered!

Ten Things…



Winner of an iParenting Media Award and Honorable Mention in the 2005 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards! Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminate the minds and hearts of children with autism. Ellen's personal experiences as a parent, an autism columnist, and a contributor to numerous parenting magazines coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. Don't buy just one of this book- buy one for everyone who interacts with your child! Give the gift of understanding.
 
Helpful chapters include:
  • My sensory perceptions are disordered
  • Distinguish between won’t and can’t
  • I am a concrete thinker. I interpret language literally
  • Be patient with my limited vocabulary
  • Because language is so difficult for me, I am very visually oriented
  • Focus and build on what I can do rather than what I can’t do
  • Help me with social interactions
  • Identify what triggers my meltdowns

 

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Winner of an iParenting Media Award and Honorable Mention in the 2005 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards! Every parent, teacher, social worker, therapist, and physician should have this succinct and informative book in their back pocket. Framed with both humor and compassion, the book defines the top ten characteristics that illuminate the minds and hearts of children with autism. Ellen’s personal experiences as a parent, an autism columnist, and a contributor to numerous parenting magazines coalesce to create a guide for all who come in contact with a child on the autism spectrum. Don’t buy just one of this bookbuy one for everyone who interacts with your child! Give the gift of understanding.

1001 Great Ideas



Winner of  a Silver medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards and Learning Magazine's Teachers Choice Award, 1001 Great Ideas has been a treasured resource in the autism community since 2004. In this expanded second edition, Ellen Notbohm (best-selling author of the revolutionary book Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew) and Veronica Zysk (award-winning author and former editor of Autism Asperger's Digest magazine) present parents and educators with over 1800 ideas try-it-now tips, eye-opening advice, and grassroots strategies. More than 600 fresh ideas join tried and true tactics from the original edition, offering modifications for older kids, honing in on Asperger's challenges, and enhancing already-effective ways to help your child or student achieve success at home, in school, and in the community. This one-stop-shop of solutions, explanations, and strategies guides the reader to quickly find ideas that speak to the variety of developmental levels, learning styles, and abilities inherent in children with autism and Asperger's.
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Winner of Learning Magazine‘s Teachers Choice Award, the first edition of 1001 Great Ideas has been a treasured resource in the autism community since 2004. Now, in this expanded edition, Ellen Notbohm (best-selling author of the revolutionary book Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew) and Veronica Zysk (award-winning author and editor of Autism Asperger’s Digest magazine) present parents and educators with over 1800 ideas try-it-now tips, eye-opening advice, and grassroots strategies. More than 600 fresh ideas join tried and true tactics from the original edition, while many ideas pick up where the first edition left off, offering modifications for older kids, honing in on Asperger’s challenges, and enhancing already-effective ways to help your child or student achieve success at home, in school, and in the community.