Autism Resources Funding for this Mid-Michigan Autism Resource has been provided by the Autism Education Center / START Project at Grand Valley University and the Michigan Department of Education / IDEA Mandated Activities Project Welcome to the Autism Resources Loan Library. If you are interested in borrowing any of these materials, please contact: (989)-631-5892 Pam Smith ext -111 or Janet Rievert ext –134 BOOKS Activity Schedules for Children with Autism: Teaching Independent Behavior - 1999 - Lynn E. McClannahan and Patricia Krantz Activity schedules are tools that allow children with autism to accomplish activities with greatly reduced adult supervision. An activity schedule is a set of pictures or words that cue a child to engage in a sequence of activities. In this book, parents and professionals will find detailed instructions and examples. * * * Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence - Practical Solutions for School Success - 2001 - Myles. Brenda Smith; Adreon, Diane . This book gives characteristics of Asperger Syndrome as manifested in Middle and High School students and addresses assessment. The most helpful sections of the book are the supports and transition planning chapters. Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments – 1999 – Brenda Myles and Jack Southwick Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook – 2001 – Roger Meyer This is a guide for professionals, career advisors and vocational counselors as it provides in-depth guidance and research on fulfilling employment for adults and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. Asperger Syndrome & High-Functioning Autism – 2002 Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson and James McPartland Featuring loads of everyday problem-solving ideas and examples, the book describes useful strategies to help your child learn to interact more comfortably with siblings and peers, understand the rules of appropriate behavior, and become an active participant in school and family life. Asperger Syndrome and Your Child – 1995 – Michael Power and Janet Poland An easy-to-read account of everything related to Asperger Syndrome, offering practical advice as detecting early signs of the condition to getting the right diagnosis to helping your child develop social skills. Augmentative and Alternative Communication – 1999 – Loncke, Clibbens, Arvidson and Lloyd Augmentative and alternative communication focuses on current AAC research and examines ways in which it contributes to a better general understanding of processes related to its use and implementation. Autism and the Law: Rulings and Expert Analysis – 2001 – Perry Zirkel This publication provides an analysis of the case law concerning students with autism. Features include 1. definition of autism under the IDEA, 2.illustative case scenarios for purposes of instruction of discussion, 3. full text of various hearing/review officer and court decisions. Autism, Advocates, and Law Enforcement Professionals – 2002 Dennis Debbaudt Aimed at raising awareness and facilitating communication between people with autism and law enforcement professionals, this much-needed book will be a valuable resource for both communities. Autism: Identification, Education, and Treatment - 1999 - Dianne Berkell Zager, (Editor) This very detailed book provides a history of autism, a review of the research in autism, educational interventions, management issues, medical treatments. New and current trends, supporting families, community integration and supported employment. Autism: Information and Resources for Professionals and Parents – 2000 –Richard Simpson and Paul Zionts This book was written primarily for professionals and parents who directly experience the frustration, concern, and uncertainty of living and working with a youngster with autism or and autism-related disorders. Behavioral Support – 2000 – Rachel Janney and Martha Snell In this easy-to-read manual, general and special education teachers, counselors, related services staff, and family members will gain insight into students’ behaviors and discover fresh, proactive ideas on how to help them develop appropriate behavioral skills. Children with Autism – Michael D. Powers For both the new parent coping with a child’s recent diagnosis and one who’s an experienced advocate. Children with Autism supports parents in their efforts to secure the brightest possible future for their child. Comic Strip Conversations - 1994 Carol Gray An excellent communication teaching tool offering illustrated interactions for students with autism and related disorders. These drawings help the student comprehend the exchange of information in a conversation. Do You Hear What I Hear? - 1999 Janice Fialka, MSW, ACSW – Karen C. Mikus,PhD Karen and Janice take us to another level on insight in also offering suggestions for how we can enhance out contributions—as both parents and professionals—in strengthening partnerships. Stand in the shoes of another person and seeing the situation from his or her perspective rather than from one’s own perspective. Educating Children and Youth with Autism - 2001Richard L. Simpson and Brenda Smith Myles A compilation of articles on successful components of an educational program for children with autism. Families and Positive Behavior Support - Addressing Problem Behavior in Family Contexts - 2002 Joseph Lucyshyn, Glen Dunlap, Richard Albin This resource relates stories about children with a range of disabilities who overcame difficult behavior challenges with the help of positive behavior support (PBS). How did they do it and how can professionals and families use the same principles with the children they care for? This practical resource gives information on research and theory, practical instruction and real life experiences. Functional Behavioral Assessment - An Interactive Training Module - 2001Carl J. Liaupsin,Ed.D., Terry M. Scott, Ph.D., C. Michael Nelson, Ed. D. with software By following specific steps. You can conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBSs) that not only comply with IDEA mandates, but that also make it easier to fine solutions to problem behaviors. It will deliver interactive, comprehensive training that guides you through the six-step FBA process: Collect data from a variety of sources, determine the target behavior, collect direct observation data, develop hypotheses about what maintains the behavior, verify the hypotheses and determine the function of the behavior. Going To The Dentist – 2002 Cindy A. Bailey Social Stories help children understand the events in certain social situations. Our books address the issue of transition for families with very young or developmentally disabled children Going To The Doctor – 2002 Cindy A. Bailey Social Stories help children understand the events in certain social situations. Our books address the issue of transition for families with very young or developmentally disabled children . Going To the Grocery Store – 2002 Cindy A. Bailey Social Stories help children understand the events in certain social situations. Our books address the issue of transition for families with very young or developmentally disabled children . Helping Your Child with OCD – 2003 – Lee Fitzgibbons, and Cherry Pedrick This workbook offers parents personalized strategies they can use to help their child break free from OCD. You will learn how to recognize your child’s specific OCD symptoms, understand causes of and treatment options for OCD, and teach your child the tools and techniques they need to deal with their OCD behavior. How To Be A Para Pro – 2002 – Diane Twachtman-Cullen A comprehensive training manual for paraprofessionals How To Select Reinforcers – 1998 – Vance Hall and Marilyn Hall This book is designed to teach practitioner, including parents, specific behavioral procedures to use in managing the behaviors of children, students, and other persons whose behavior may be creating disruption or interference at home, at school, or on the job. How to Teach Prevocational Skill to Severely Handicapped Persons – 1981- Dennis Mithaug This manual describes how to teach prevocational skills and work behaviors to children and youths with severe behavior and learning problems. How to Teach Social Skills – 1998 – Marion Panyan We will introduce successful social skills training methods and programs so that readers may improve their teaching, counseling, mentoring, and parenting skills. Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students with Autism – 1999 – Sheila Wagner This is a general overview of inclusion programming for school-age students with autism. Inclusive Programming For Middle School Students With Autism/Asperger‟s Syndrome – 2002 Sheila Wagner This book will outline both theories and applications of inclusive programming or middle school student. Her engaging and readable style, coupled with her extensive knowledge and classroom practice make this book indispensable for professionals and non-professionals alike. Incorporation Social Goals in the Classroom – 2001 – Rebecca Moyes This book provides a portrait of the social challenges involved in all disorders now found under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorders. It has concrete (IEP) and lesson-planning information. Increasing Social Skills Through Peer Interaction – Janine Stichter, Ph.D., Marjorie Russell M.A. A Peer Buddy Manual. The context of this manual is based on best practice literature. This manual is designed to provide guidance in regards to each of these elements. Inside Out: What Makes A Person With Social Cognitive Deficits Tick? - 2002 -Michelle Garcia Winner This book introduces a framework of how to more specifically understand the deficits of persons with social cognitive disabilities, e.g. persons with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders-Not Otherwise Specified and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities. The I LAUGH model is presented, which describes many of the key areas of cognition and related skills that are weak in persons with ―social skills deficits‖. Teaching students ―social skills‖ first requires us to understand more about the supporting social cognitive components and then work with students to increase their social thinking concepts and related social skills. Let‟s Be Friends – 2004 – Kristen Kemple This book describes methods of support and intervention teachers can use to create social inclusion in preschool and primary grades. Combining current knowledge of general early childhood education and early childhood special education. Let Me Hear Your Voice A Family‟s Triumph Over Autism – 1993 – Catherine Maurice An account of a family’s experience with autism – a story about a mother’s trials and triumph. Life Beyond the Classroom – 2001 – Paul Wehman Transition strategies for young people with disabilities. Translating educational experiences into meaningful employment is what transition from school to adulthood is all about. Having high aspirations for success can influence the actual outcomes of people with disabilities. This book is based on the notion that any community can have a successful transition program, but individuals with disabilities and their families and advocates must be actively involved and committed to envisioning successful employment and community outcomes for students after high school. Making Visual Supports – 2002 – Jennifer Savner and Brenda Myles Work in the home and community: Strategies for individuals with Autism and Asperger Syndrome Modifying Schoolwork – 2000 – Rachel Janney and Martha Snell You will learn how to adapt the class and curriculum and to provide the individualized instruction each student needs for academic and social success. This quick information-packed guide will provide a full and nurturing environment to students with a broad range of disabilities, from learning disabilities to severe developmental disabilities. More Than A Job: Securing Satisfying Careers for People with Disabilities - 1998 - Paul Wehman and John Kregel, (Editors) By focusing on the individual in planning programs and determining the right path for vocation success, we can help people with challenges to achieve job success. The book is divided into Issues, Strategies and Related Issues. Topics in this book include: Choice and Self-Advocacy; Developing Career Paths; Consumer Influence in Employment; Community Supports; Assistive Technology; Educator Roles in Transition to adult Life; Transportation; Making Friends and Building Relationships; and Gaining Access to the community. More Than Words – 2004 – Fern Sussman A step-by-step guide for parents of preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other social communication difficulties. Each chapter is divided into four color-coded stages of communication, ranging from children who are not talking to those who can carry on short conversations. My Friend with Autism – 2002 Beverly Bishop My Friend with Autism was the result of a parent’s determination to help her special needs son fit in with his peers. This book is for teachers and students to help others understand autism, and encourage tolerance and a positive approach to classroom integration for special needs children. My Social Stories Book – 2003 Carol Gray and Abbie Leigh White Taking the form of short narratives, the stories in My Social Stories Book take children step-by-step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and getting used to new clothes. It also helps children to understand different experiences such as going to school, shopping and visiting the doctor. Theses stories are written for preschoolers aged from two to six, and the book is a useful primer for all young children – but most especially those on the autism spectrum. Navigating the Social World – 2002 – Jeanette McAfee and Tony Attwood Navigating the Social World provides user-friendly programs to address social, emotional delays and organizational skills in students with AS/HFA. This book was primarily written for people who live with or work with individuals who have AS/HFA and who have limited experience in providing programs for theses children. New Social Story Book: Illustrated Edition - 1994/2000 Carol Gray The newest offering by Carol Gray. It is an updated version of The New Social Story Book with new text and accompanying illustrations so the child can have a visual representation of the story. Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home – 2004 – Pamela Tanguay This book addresses NLD children from preschool through adolescence. It was written to help with the difficulties faced by individuals with the disorder, and to illustrate how it may present in everyday activities, and outline strategies which could benefit. nd Parent Guide - Michael Powers 2 Ed. PTSD Workbook – 2002 – Mary Williams and Soili Poijula Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms. Readers learn how to determine the type of trauma they experienced, identify their symptoms, and learn the most effective strategies they can use to overcome them. Peer Play and the Autism Spectrum - 2003 - Pamela J. Wolfberg Here is a training manual that speaks to the power of classroom-based, qualitative research with quantitative trimmings and reflective practice. Picture Exchange Communication System - Training Manual - 2002 Lori Frost, M.S., CCC/SLP and Andy Bondy, Ph. D. Second Edition Embraces the principals of broad-spectrum functional communication skills, independent of communication modality. In creating the foundation for teaching, the Pyramid Approach focuses on functional activities and communication, powerful reinforcers, and behavior intervention plans. The specifics or the ―how‖ of teaching is described through error correction strategies and plans for generalization. This is one of the few approaches that encourage creativity and innovation on the teacher’s part through data-bases decision making. Play and Imagination in Children with Autism – 1999 Pamala Wolfberg This book explores the social and imaginary lives of three extraordinary children who have been diagnosed with autism. We will look at problems children with autism experience in play, the purpose of play, what is the capacities for social and symbolic play, creating opportunities for play and the integrated play model. Preschool Education Programs for Children with Autism – 2001 – Jan Handleman and Sandra Harris This book is intended to give an educator planning to create a new classroom, or to reorganize an existing program. Each chapter begins with an overview of the structure and context of the program. Practical Ideas That Really Work for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders – 2000 – Kathleen McConnell and Gail Ryser Created for educators who work with students who have autism or other developmental disorders that interfere with their ability to learn and to function in social situations. The materials are intended or use with students in th grades pre school through 12 grade. Practical Strategies for Middle School Inclusion - 2004 Eileen M. Bowers Middle school is a tough time for kids and they often make sure their teachers share their struggles with them. It can be an even worse experience when the child is a special education student who is segregated from his peers in a self-contained classroom. Eileen recalls her struggles and successes and shows others how to put together an inclusionary program that works for everyone involved, from the administration to the students. Professional Collaboration with Parents of Children with Disabilities -2000 Louise Porter & Susan McKenzie In this book it describes how professionals can from collaborative relationships with parents of the children in their care, to optimize the children’s development and to enable both family members and professional to work in the children’s interests. Quick-Guides to Inclusion – 2000 – Michael Giangreco With brief factual summaries and to-the-point suggestion, the book is easy to use and focused on the topics most essential to successful inclusion. Quick-Guides To Inclusion 2 – 2002 - Michael Giangreco Written in the same easy-to-use format at Quick-Guides, this second volume provides you with fast, reliable information and advice on five more inclusion topics. Reaching Out, Joining In Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism - 2001 -Mary Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA & Sandra L. Harris, Ph. D. Focuses on four broad topics: play skills; the language of social skills; understanding another person’s perspective; and using these skills in an inclusive classroom. The authors present concrete strategies to teach basic play skills, how to play with others, to recognize social cues, and engage in social conversation. * * Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adults - 2002 - Steven E. Gutstein and Rachelle K. Shelly Remove out emotional bonds with family, colleagues and friends and few of us would want to go on living. Yet establishing and maintaining such bonds is particularly difficult for people on the autism spectrum. Activities can be undertaken independently, or with a teacher or therapist, and a full schema for the evaluation of progress and objectives is included. * * Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children - 2002 - Steven E. Gutstein and Rachell K. Shelly Friendship, even for the most able, requires hard work, and the odds are heavily stacked against those with autism spectrum conditions. Designed for younger children, typically between the ages of two and eight, this comprehensive set of enjoyable activities emphasizes foundation skills such as social referencing, regulating behavior, conversational reciprocity and synchronized actions. * * Siblings of Children with Autism: A Guide for Families - Sandra Harris This book is a guide to understanding sibling relationships, how autism affects these relationships, and what families can do to support their other children as they cope with the intensive needs of a child with autism. Harris offers compassionate advice and strategies for dealing with specific issues that are often troublesome for siblings. STARS – 2004 – Support Training And ResourceS – Curriculum Guideline Manual STARS is a resource team that will support all programs and classrooms serving students with intensive social, communication and behavior needs through access to technical assistance, dissemination of best practice information and training. Our vision is to provide educational opportunities for individuals to develop skills necessary to effectively and independently participate in school and community environments by providing resources to parents, educators, and community partners. These educational opportunities are provided through a lifespan perspective delivered at various age ranges with varying foci. * * Students with Autism – 2000 – Scott, Clark and Brady This book is intended to help educators who provide services to students with autism. Focus on autism fm the perspective of parents, speech-language pathologist, or researchers. Looking at the different roles each plays. Social Relationships and Peer Support – 2002 Martha E. Snell and Rachel Janney You will discover effective strategies and programs that foster friendships in and out of school as well as explanations on how to assess and develop the social skills that bolster supportive peer interaction. With this in- depth, easy-to-read resource, all who are concerned with students’ social relationships will find the tools they need to create strong peer connections. Social World of Children Learning to Talk – 1999 – Betty Hart and Todd Risley How children’s speech is shaped by family interaction and affect learning to talk. Solving Behavior Problems in Autism - Improving Communication with Visual Strategies - 1999 Linda Hodgdon This book addresses problem behaviors. It is full of samples and examples of strategies that have worked to improve communication and solve behavior problems. Taking Care of Myself – 2003 Mary Wrobel Unlike the curriculum presented to most neurotypical students, this book was specifically designed to address the health and safety needs of students aged five and up with autism spectrum disorders. Through a unique combination of social stories and easy-to-understand activities. Taking Care of Myself will reduce he fear and confusion surrounding issues of health, hygiene, puberty and more. Teaching Children with Autism: Strategies to Enhance Communication and Socialization - 1995 Kathleen Ann Quill This book describes teaching strategies and instructional adaptations which promote communication and socialization in children with autism. These strategies capitalize on the individual strengths and learning styles of the autistic child. Teaching Students with Mental Retardation: Providing Access to the General Curriculum – 2002 – Michael Wehmeyer Every day, teacher and education professionals struggle with a crucial classroom goal: ensuring that students have access to the general curriculum. Blending research-based theory with step-by-step processes and planning forms, this practical text is the way to building curricula that include students with mental retardation and meet their individual needs. Thriving As An Special Educator – 2004 – Jane Burnette and Cassandra Peters-Johnson Why did I become a special educator: working with principals and administrators: building partnerships and teams: maximizing service of Para educators: making paperwork work for you and your student. Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life With Autism - 1995 - Temple Grandin, This very interesting book is written by a woman with autism. Temple Grandin is able to give the reader insights into the world of autism as she speaks about her childhood, and her career as an animal scientist. TOILET TRAINING for Individuals with Autism & Related Disorders – 2004 Maria Wheeler This book offers effective strategies for teaching toileting skills. Understanding the Nature of Autism - A Guide to the Autism Spectrum Disorders - 1996 - Janice E. Janzen A Practical Guide, and provides a comprehensive resource for educators, parents, and caregivers who are seeking answers or guidelines to help meet the varied needs of children and adults who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Visual Strategies for Improving Communication - Practical Supports for School and Home - 1995 - Linda A. Hodgdon, This book offers practical ideas and techniques for teaching students with moderate to severe communication disabilities. It is an excellent guide for parents and educators. Addressing the WHY and the HOW of using visual supports. What to do When your Child has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Strategies and Solutions – 2002- Aureen Wagner Unlock the power within you and your child to overcome OCD. Practical, clear and easy-to-understand steps. The latest scientifically proven advances in recovery Work in Progress – 1999 – Ron Leaf and John McEachin This book is a collection of ideas and programs for building skills as well as strategies for dealing with challenging behaviors, It is a comprehensive guide that is presented in user-friendly language “You‟re Going to Love This Kid!” Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom - 2003 - Paula Kluth, This is a very detailed book which covers: Defining Autism; Understanding Inclusive Schooling; The Role of the Teacher, Connection with Families; Building Communication Skills; Seeing Students with Autism and Literate; Rethinking Behavior; Inclusive Pedagogy; Teaching Strategies; Collaboration and Cooperation in the Inclusive School. While a bit overwhelming in presentation, this book is packed with great information for teachers who want to provide a beneficial placement to the child with autism while continuing to meet the needs of the other students in the class. ATTAINMENT‟S LIFE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SERIES Community Success - 1997 Attainment’s: Life Skills Development Series Community Success is an illustrated encyclopedia of community-based skill. Sixty common place activities, like using the restrooms, crossing streets and shopping to the store, are illustrated step by step. Appropriate corresponding social skills are integrated into each activity. For example, when shopping at the store, students learn: communication with store clerks, appropriate handling of store items, when to ask for help and how to return unwanted merchandise. Home Cooking - Attainment’s: Life Skills Development Series Mastering fundamental cooking skills is a big step towards independence. Learning some basic cooking skills, follow step-by-step picture recipes. The ingredients are common and easy to get, yet attractive and appetizing. Keeping House - 2001 Attainment’s: Life Skills Development Series Includes a 217 page instructor’s guide focusing on 48 housekeeping activities. Each activity is illustrated step-by- step in a reproducible format and described in lesson plans featuring objectives, data forms and training suggestion. Look „n Cook Microware - 1999 Attainment’s: Life Skills Development Series Easy-to-Make Illustrated Recipes and Lesson Plans Provides 68 easy-to-make microwave recipes that combine packaged and from-scratch foods. Black and white recipes are illustrated step-by-step, even nonreaders can become successful cooks. The spiral bound instructor’s guide provides 32 lesson plans based on the recipes in the cookbook. Lessons focus on safety, nutrition, meal planning, and microwave techniques. Recipe pages and data sheets are reproducible! Looking Good - 2001 Attainment’s: Life Skills Development Series Includes a 215 page instructor’s guide focusing on 47 personal care activities. Each activity is illustrated step-by- step in a reproducible format and described in lesson plans featuring objectives, data forms and training suggestion. Personal Success - 1999 Attainment’s Illustrated guide to personal care skills. Forty-five important activities, like taking a shower, ironing clothes, applying makeup and getting along with friends, are illustrated step by step. Select-A-Meal - 2003 Attainment’s: Life Skills Development Series Includes a 195 Page instructor’s guide covering dining at fast food or table service restaurants, school cafeteria or home! Shopping Smart - Attainment’s Life Skills Development Series Shopping can be an overwhelming experience. There are so many steps involved, so many choices to make. Shopping Smart simplifies the shopping experience while serving a wide range of uses. It allows student to start just about anywhere. Visual Recipes A Cookbook for Non-Readers - 2002 - Tabitha Orth-2002 Learning basic skills I the kitchen is a very important goal. Help a young teen reach their full potential and become as independent in life as they can be. I came to present each recipe in a way so that you can identify your cooking student’s needs and understand their communication style more easily. VIDEO‟S and DVD Ask Me about Asperger‟s Syndrome - 2000 - Michael Thompson Productions - Video This introductory video describes the impairments that typically affect students with Asperger’s Syndrome. Offer practical suggestion and techniques. An Introduction to PECS The Picture Exchange Communication System - 2000 Lori Frost, MS,CCC, and Andrew Bondy, PhD – Video This video provides an overview of the potential benefits of using PECS - It vividly portrays examples of each training phase within PECS in school, home, and community settings with a variety of communicative partner. The video is not intended as a training tool. Asperger‟s Syndrome, Volume 2, Anger Management, Teaching Teachers, Teenage Issues - Dr. Tony Attwood - DVD He is the world’s leading therapist on Asperger’s Syndrome. In this second addition DVD Tony offers concrete counsel in three important interrelated areas; Anger Management, Teaching Teacher about Asperger’s Syndrome and Teenage Issues. Asperger‟s Syndrome-Diagnosis and Support – 1999 Dr. Tony Attwood –Video’s Tony’s presentation is on Asperger’s Syndrome—diagnosis and support. He covers the theory of mind of those with this challenge, and as he does, his ideas broaden our perception and understanding. Autism Asperger - Video Autism The Child Who Couldn‟t Play - 1999 - Films for the Humanities and Sciences - Video This very interesting 46-minute video offers information about treatments and interventions for children with autism. It features case studies, following children from early childhood through young adulthood, and documents progress. This program is a comprehensive overview of autism, the mysterious disorder that impedes normal child development. The program explores the frontiers of our understanding of autism, which today is recognized as a partly genetic biological disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorders & The SCERSTS Model - 2002 Barry M Prizant This is a three tape video series. It will give a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to enhance social communication and socio-emotional abilities for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other related disabilities. The SCERTS Model promotes social communication and emotional competence into naturally occurring activities as part of everyday life. Floor Time Techniques and the DIR Model – 2001 Greenspan and Wieder These videotapes were made to demonstrate working with children and families where there are developmental and learning challenges. How to observe interactions as well as how to facilitate them to mobilize growth. Sensory Challenges and Answers - 1999 Dr. Temple Grandin - Video Temple eloquently describes her challenges with autism and offers ideas as to how other people with autism can meet these obstacles and improve their lives. In this video Temple describes the way she and many others with Autism ―think in pictures‖ and how to adjust for this specific learning style. Visual Thinking of a Person with Autism - 1999 Dr. Temple Grandin - Video Temple eloquently describes her challenges with autism and offers ideas as to how other people with autism can meet these obstacles and improve their lives. In this video Temple describes the way she and many others with Autism ―think in pictures‖ and how to adjust for this specific learning style. Visual Strategies Workshop - 2003 Working with Autism and Related Communication and Behavior Challenges Linda A. Hodgdon M.E.D., CCC-SLP A 5 set video setoff a live presentation of Linda Hodgdon’s popular and innovative workshop. It provides professional and parent’s concrete methods to improve communication, reduce behavior problems and increase social interaction with students with autism spectrum disorders or other moderate to severe communication and behavior challenges. Writing Social Stories - Carol Gray - Video This video and workbook, provides step-by-step training; teaching others to write Social Stories. The workshop also shares an insight into the perspective of people with ASD that is central to all of the social understanding strategies developed by Carol Gray SOFTWARE Functional Living Skills and Behavioral Rules - 2002 (For Children, Adolescents and Adults) - Software Over 1,000 photos for creating daily living schedules and teaching behavioral rules, Yes and NO Rules, Chores and Leisure, Grooming and Hygiene and Community Skills My School Day - 2002 Social Skill Builder - Software Classroom Behavior, Peer Interaction, Rules and Rituals and Social Emotions School Routines and Rules - 2001 Photo Collection for Picture This - Software Over 2,000 photos for creating school schedules and teaching behavioral rules (for preschool through 2nd grade students). The Birthday Party - 2000-2002 Interactive Software Teaching Social Understanding - Software Social Skill Builder, Talks about Emotion, Social Language, Body Space, Voice Volume, and Social Contest Cues Teaching Tools Communication Easel - Quirk Roeerts The Communication Easel is a handy tool to display visuals: easy for students to see, stands conveniently is a variety of locations, small enough to sit on a desk, counter, dresser, or other locations, folds for easy storage. Suggested Uses; display a daily schedule, guide individual work time, provide activity choices, display a step-by- step routine for independent work, daily living skills, grooming and self care PECS Large Communication Book The STAR Program: Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research: Levels I, II, and III Visual Supports For Students With Autism - 2003 - Eastern Upper Peninsula Autism Grant Team Summer 2003 In this starter kit you will find examples of visual supports that we have used with our students. You might find you can use some of the ideas/materials just as they are. But more than likely you will want to develop visuals that are specific to the needs and challenges of the students you work with.