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Beyond the Wall by Dr. Stephen Shore

Beyond the Wall, Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, by Stephen M. Shore

This honest, courageous book, written by a person with high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome, offers so much more than the traditional autobiography.

Drawing on personal and professional experience, Stephen Shore combines three voices to create a touching and, at the same time, highly informative book for professionals as well as individuals who have Asperger Syndrome. Get a unique perspective on AS across the years!

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Reaching Out, Joining in: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism, by Mary Jane Weiss

Reaching Out, Joining in: Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism, by Mary Jane Weiss

One of the most important yet difficult skills for children with autism to learn is effective social interaction. This book introduces social skills programs to parents of preschool- and kindergarten-aged children diagnosed with one of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), including Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, and PDD: Not Otherwise Specified.

The book is based on the authors' decades of clinical experience using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a proven educational method, to teach social skills at home and school.

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The New Social Story Book, by Carol Gray

The New Social Story Book, by Carol Gray

Social Stories provide REAL social understanding! Carol Gray developed the Social Story in 1991 to promote social understanding in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Now, nearly twenty years after their inception, Social Stories have become a standard approach for teachers and parents all over the globe, and the stories are more effective than ever! Carol also teaches you how to write Social Stories yourself.

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Right from the Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism, by Sandra L. Harris and Mary Jane Weiss

Right from the Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism, by Sandra L. Harris and Mary Jane Weiss

Parents of young children (ages 18 months to 5 years) with a diagnosis of autism, face the critical decision of which educational treatment program to choose for their child.

To help guide them through this complex decision-making process, parents can turn to RIGHT FROM THE START, which covers programs that use Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention, a highly effective treatment based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

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Additional Resources

Books based on research findings:

Bondy, A.S. & Frost, L. (2002). A picture's worth: PECS and other visual communication strategies in autism. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Carr, E.G., Levin, L., McConnachie, G., Carlson, J.I., Kemp, D.C., & Smith, C.E. (1994). Communication-Based intervention for problem behavior. Baltimore, MD: PH Brookes.

Cautela, J.R. & Groden, J. (1979). Relaxation: A comprehensive manual for adults,children, and children with special needs. Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Durand, V. M. (1998). Sleep Better! A guide to improving sleep for children with special needs. Baltimore, MD: P.H. Brookes Publ. Co.

Foxx, R.M. (1982). Increasing the behaviors of persons with severe retardation and autism. Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Foxx, R.M.,& Azrin, N.H.(1973). Toilet training of the retarded :Day and nighttime independent toileting. Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Gray, C. (2000). The new social story book. Jenison, MI: Jenison Publ Schools.

Harris, S.L., & Handleman, J.S. (1994). Preschool education programs for children with autism. Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Hart, B., & Risley, T.,(1995). Meaningful differences in everyday experiences of american children. Baltimore, MD: PH Brookes Publ. Co.

Horner, R.H., Dunlap, G., Koegel, R.L. (Eds), (1988). Generalization and maintenance, Baltimore, MD: PH Brookes Publ. Co.

Koegel, R.L., & Koegel, L.K. (1995). Teaching children with autism: Strategies for initiating positive interactions and improving learning opportunities. Baltimore, MD: PH Brookes

Koegel, L.K., Koegel, R.L., & Dunlap, G.(1996). Positive behavioral support including people with difficult behavior in the community. Baltimore, MD: PH Brookes Publ.

Latham, G. (1998). Parenting with love. Provo, Utah: Parenting Prescriptions.

Lovaas, O.I. (1981). Teaching developmentally disabled children: The ME book. Austin, TX: PRO-ED, Inc.

Malott, R.W., Whaley, D.L.,& Malott, M.E. (1993). Elementary principles of behavior (2nd ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Maurice, C.(1993). Let me hear your voice a family's triumph over autism. NY: A.A.Knopf

Maurice, C.(Ed.), Green, G., & Luce, S.C. (Co-ed), (1996). Behavioral intervention for young children with autism. Austin, TX: PRO-ED, Inc.

McAfee, J. (2002). Navigating the social world: A curriculum for individuals with asperger's syndrome and related disorders. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc.

Meichenbaum, D. (1983). Coping with Stress. Toronto, Canada: J. Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Meyer, R. (2001). Asperger syndrome employment workbook. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publ.

Partington, J.W., & Sundberg, M.L. (1998). The assessment of basic language and learning skills (The ABLLS). An assessment, curriculum guide, and skills tracking system for children with autism or other developmental disabilities. Pleasant Hill, CA: Behavior Analysts Inc.

Patterson, G.R. (1975). Families applications of social learning to family life. Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Patterson, G.R., & Forgatch, M. (1987). Parents and adolescents living together, Part 1 and 2. Eugene, OR: Castalia Publ. Co.

Patterson, G.R., Reid, J.B., Jones, R.R., & Conger, R.E. (1975). A social learning approach to family intervention. Eugene, OR: Castalia Publ. Co.

Pryor, K. (1984). Don't shoot the dog! The new art of teaching and training. NY, NY: Bantam Books.

Romanowski-Bashe, P., & Kirby, B.L. (2001). The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Advice, Support, Insights and Inspiration. NY: Crown Publishers

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