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How to Set Up a Classroom for Students with Autism
By S. B. Linton
"This useful 80 page book for teachers provides practical suggestions for designing and working in an autism classroom. Starting with the basics of setting up a well organized classroom for children with autism, it covers data collection, classroom set up, and scheduling. Practical advice is given on important topics for teaching children with autism, such as coping with distractibility, transitions, sensory issues, and problem behaviors. Outside the classroom, advice is provided on coordinating with others professionals in the school. This down to earth book provides valuable advice for autism classrooms, especially for new teachers. Teachers of other special needs classrooms will also benefit from the recommendations in this book" (Book review by Allison Martin)
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How to Set Up a Work Area at Home for a Child with Autism
By S. B. Linton
"This 50 page book provides advice to help parents of younger children with autism set up a teaching area at home. Beginning with procedures for a professional record keeping (along with task recording sheets and fine motor skills practice pages), it provides plans for teaching a variety of tasks. Experienced advice on setting up self monitoring tasks (such as matching colors and shapes), adult directed tasks (such as identifying body parts), and self help skills (such as dressing and eating) is provided. Short summaries of a variety of teaching techniques (such as ABA, chaining and delayed prompts) help you choose ones that best fit your situation. Lastly, transitions and sensory differences, two areas which can impede learning for children with autism, are briefly discussed." (Book review by Allison Martin)
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The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family
By Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine
"This book deserves a wide audience; not only is it beneficial for among parents struggling with attachment or behavior issues, but it will also benefit health care professionals and therapist working with these families. Based on practical experience and research, this book provides detailed and practical techniques parents can use in teaching their children appropriate ways to behave, while responding in a loving manner. It is especially useful for children from preschool to early middle school age with special needs such as sensory integration dysfunction, ADD/ADHD, high functioning autism, aspergers syndrome, and other developmental impacts." (Allison Martin)
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Autism: Asserting Your Child's Rights to a Special Education
by David A. Sherman

This comprehensive resource reviews your child's education from early intervention prior to pre-school through the transition process from high school. It covers legal aspects of special education including IEP meetings, extended school year, least restrictive environment, section 504, and obtaining outside services.
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Bonding While Learning: Activities to Grow Your Relationship While Preparing for Reading Success
by Gary Kosman and Grace Chiu

"This book provides lots of practical activities to share with toddlers and preschoolers to encourage speech, early reading, and interactive communication. Letters, sounds, listening skills, decoding, and more are encouraged through games and exercises which are easy to set up at home, daycare or school. Bonding and personal interaction are also encouraged through give and take lessons between parent or teacher and the young child. This is a great resource for young children with special needs, including speech, dyslexia, or autism." (Allison Martin)
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Strange Son
by Portia Iversen

Portia Iversen is the founder of Cure Autism Now. This is the story of her search to understand autism and to find a cure for her son through the vehicle of a young autistic Indian boy, Tito. Although he is basically nonverbal, Tito confides his extremely intelligent self observations via the keyboard. Her observations and theories on the ways autism might impact the brain are extremely compelling.
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Helping Children with Autism Learn, Treatment Approaches for Parents and Professionals
by Bryna Siegel

An exceptional resource for anyone who is interested in helping children with autism. There is a wealth of information in this 498 page book - based on research and professional experience.
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Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
By Luke Jackson
Author Luke Jackson share his view of life as a teen with Asperger syndrome in this this remarkable overview for families coping with high functioning autism or PDD. He provides an easy to follow introduction to Aspergers, and to teen issues. The descriptions of the differnt cncerpts are clearly presenetd - sensory integration, narrow food choices, coping with social situations, eye contact, etc. - but from the view point of a teen and the person has Aspergers. Of course people do vary and some parts may not apply to your child or reflect your thoughts an adult, but his sense of humor and directness is likely to appeal to many. I enjoyed this book and recommended it to my mother for her first introduction to Asperger syndrome. this summer break I will give it to my teenage son to read, to generate discussion on his view of coping with high school.
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Asperger's Syndrome : A Guide for Parents and Professionals
By Tony Attwood

"Encouraging and highly informative, Tony Attwood's Asperger's Syndrome is hands down the best single guide to Asperger's Syndrome available. If your child has (or may have) Asperger's Syndrome or high functioning autism, this book will answer many of your questions."
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Educating Children With Autism
National Research Council

Educating Children with Autism outlines an interdisciplinary approach to education for children with autism. The committee explores what makes education effective for the child with autism and identifies specific characteristics of programs that work. Recommendations are offered for choosing educational content and strategies, introducing interaction with other children, and other key areas.
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The Flight of a Dove
by Alexandra Day

The touching story of the coming to awareness of a little girl with autism. Alexandra Day, the creator of the popular Carl the dog books for children, brings this true story to life with the precise warmth of the text and her gentle illustrations.
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Eye Contact
by Cammie McGovern
This book's plot starts out simple. A child is murdered and only two people can solve it: Clara the mother of an autistic child, and Adam her son. Clara is the only one who can understand her sons in signals and insights. These she must use in order to find the killer. However, the story is far more complex then that. A young autistic teenager named Morgan is also looking for answers. He does this in order to make up for a crime he committed; which at first seems blown out of proportion but is in fact very serious indeed. There are at least two different points in the book in which you think that killer will be found only to have the book tell you that there is more abstraction and oddness to come. This story makes an excellent read and I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good mystery, and is interested in psychology. (Alex Martin)
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Social Skills Activities for Special Children
by Darlene Mannix

142 ready-to-use lessons and reproducible line master activity sheets to help children become aware of acceptable social behavior and develop proficiency in acquiring basic social skills. Each lesson places a specific skill within the context of real-life situations.
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Life Skills Activities for Special Children
by Darlene Mannix

Worksheets that help children acquire the basic skills necessary to achieve independence and success in everyday living. Each lesson places a specific skill within the context of real-life situations. It gives special children the extra focus they need to understand how to fit into the real world and how to develop the skills needed to become more independent in their homes, at schools, and in the community. Inlcudes: Basic Survival Skills, Personal Independence, Community Independence, and Getting Along With Others.
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What Would You Do?: A Kid's Guide to Tricky and Sticky Situations
by Linda Schwartz, Beverly Armstrong, Sherri M. Butterfield

Practical advice on situations your child might encounter.
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Siblings of Children with Autism
By Sandra L. Harris and Beth A. Glasberg

"This book explores the impact of raising a child with autism on the family, especially on brothers and sisters. This short book describes ways to alleviate concerns of your other children, as well as ways to better integrate your child with autism into the family. It is an very relevant topic for families..."
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Asperger Syndrome and Your Child : A Parent's Guide
By Michael D. Powers and Janet Poland

"An excellent guide for parents of a child with asperger syndrome, high functioning autism, PDD or related disorder such as non verbal learning disabilities or sensory integration dysfunction. This book provides a realistic and practical introduction to the impact of autism on your child and your life, with proven suggestions on how to cope. Highly recommended."
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The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration
By Patricia Romanowski Bashe and Barbara L. Kirby
"The third of three of the top books on high functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome. This information packed book provides a very informative, up to date overview of what it is like to parent a child with Asperger Syndrome."
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Special Children, Challenged Parents : The Struggles and Rewards of Raising a Child With a Disability
By Robert A. Naseef

"A traveler's guide to the emotional journey of parenting a child with special needs. This is a terrific book, which melds personal insight with psychological theory on coming to terms with your child's disabilities and caring for their special needs."
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Targeting Autism Targeting Autism : What We Know, Don't Know, and Can Do to Help Young Children With Autism and Related Disorders
By Shirely Cohen

"This book is a good overview of autism and methods of treatment. An excellent resource for families are coming to terms with autism and looking for ways to help their children live as full and successful lives as possible."
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Autism Guide A Parent's Guide to Autism
By Charles A. Hart

"Useful introduction to autism, especially for people interested in the personal and family aspects of treatment."
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Emergence : Labeled Autistic Emergence : Labeled Autistic
by Temple Grandin

"Written by a woman with autism, this book is a wonderful and enlightening look into the world of autism and Asperger's syndrome. Parents will gain a number of insights from this book. A must read."
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