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They say "knowledge is power" and we feel the books below will give you some of the insight and security you need to help answer those unknown questions you may have about ASD (Austism Spectrum Disorder.)

Visual Supports for People with Autism: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

shows parents and educators how incorporating these aids while teaching can improve academic performance, behavior, interaction with others, and self-help skills. In a friendly, conversational-style, the authors, both certified behavior analysts, describe the deficits typical of autism--language, memory, temporal sequential skills, attention, motivation, and social skills--and present strategies to use visual supports to address those issues at school and home.
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The 15-year-old narrator is an autistic boy named Christopher Boone who is obsessed with (among other things) Sherlock Holmes. When a neighbor's dog is killed, he decides to track down the real dog-killer. As the events are filtered through the mind of an autistic, they take on their own logic--and are often hilarious. Eventually, by his own eccentric methods, Christopher uncovers truths that are profoundly disturbing, and in the process is forced to extend himself well beyond his usual boundaries. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT is the first work of adult fiction by an acclaimed writer of books for young people. A New York Times Notable Book for 2003.
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Functional Behavior Assessment for People
With Autism: Making Sense of Seemingly
Senseless Behavior

It's not unusual for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to exhibit challenging behaviors including noncompliance, aggression, and repetitive actions that interfere with daily life. These behaviors, which appear meaningless, unproductive, or even dangerous, can be changed or stopped.

This guide describes functional behavior assessment (FBA), a highly regarded strategy that parents and professionals can use to identify the factors contributing to the problem behavior.
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The Power of Positive Parenting: A Wonderful
Way to Raise Children

This book is one of ACESs' favorites.  It is not about autism, but parenting in general. and although the they don't use behavior analysis language, the principles are there in the examples and methods.
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Teach Me Language: A Language Manual for children with autism, Asperger's syndrome and related developmental disorders

Teach Me Language is based on professional speech pathology methods developed specifically for parents and therapists who teach children with autism, Asperger's syndrome and other related developmental disorders language skills they need in school and in life. It is a step by step "How To" manual of instructions, explanations, examples, games and cards that attack language weaknesses common to children with pervasive developmental disorders.
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Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives

A guide to quick and effective writing of accurate and measurable IEP goals and objectives. IEPs are necessary, required by law and when done properly can be extremely helpful in guiding the student's educational trajectory. This book, written by two of the foremost special educators and IEP legal experts is designed to bring you up to speed whether you're just entering the field or have worked in it for years.
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Just Take a Bite: Easy, Effective Answers to Food Aversions and Eating Challenges!

A long-awaited critically needed book, Just Take A Bite, deals with a subject common to children with autism/Asperger's, offering a step-by-step comprehensive plan to address food aversions and food selectivitities. This book provides insight as to the causes of eating challenges and specific techniques for increasing food selections and assisting children in eating a balanced diet. This is a "must- have" book for parents, therapists, and teachers
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