autism today




Offer #1

Autism Reading Success Bundle!

Autism & Reading Comprehension

By Joseph Porter

The predictable format, repetition, and routine of these lessons will create a relaxed learning environment, while the variations in the topics will hold students' attention and help them generalize the reading skills they need to succeed!

Starting with Level 1 (The Cat) and ending with Level 9 (The Lizard), special-educator Joseph Porter has developed an amazing 90 hours of animal-themed, whole-group instruction. There are two student worksheets for each of nine animals, totaling eighteen worksheets. Each worksheet has four variations, and there is a ready-to-go lesson plan for each one!

There is even a section containing Data-Collection Sheets, assessment forms that will help you record students' progress, per IEP standards.

And the companion CD contains all of the worksheets, lesson plans, visual tools, and assessment forms for quick-and-easy print!

How Do I Teach This Kid to Read?

by Kimberly Henry

For many young children with autism, reading is often a factual memorization of letters and words. The playful, imaginative qualities of reading may be missed in favor of the repetitive, predictable alphabet and visual appearance of words on a page.

This book presents simple instructional strategies that can be used to help develop early literacy skills in young children with autism. Award-winning author Kimberly Henry provides dozens of fine-tuned, easily adaptable activities that teachers and parents can implement separately or in infinite combinations. Included are units on phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Kim also lists numerous other resources you can use to supplement the lessons.

Best of all, this book FREE CDof printable, visual tools, such as:

  • ABC Books
  • Text-Picture Matches
  • Songs, Chants, and Poems
  • Word Webs
  • Visual Organizers
  • Sentence Builders
  • Graphics for Games ... And many more!



Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students
with Autism

by Sheila Wagner

Maximize your child or student's potential with a child-centered education program!

Winner of the Autism Society of America's Literary Work of the Year Award, this first book in Sheila Wagner's Inclusive Programming series provides an inclusion program for students with autism spectrum disorders.

Teachers, parents, and students alike will benefit from Sheila's insight and presentation as she outlines both theories and applications of inclusive programming for elementary school students.

Her engaging and readable style, coupled with her extensive knowledge and classroom practice, make this book indispensable for professionals and nonprofessionals alike.



All 3 (three) books
PLUS
2 (two) bonus CDs



$64.95



click here to get yours now






Offer #2

Adolescents with Autism

Tool, tips and total care for the ASD young person!

Teenagers must learn to make their own choices.

Do they have the tools?


Giving choices will teach teens about decision making and accepting the consequences of their choices both good and bad, as well as help them realize they will eventually have more control over thier lives.

This library of information will help guide them on their way to making A LIFETIME of good choices!


S.T.A.R.S

by: Susan M. Heighway, Susan Kidd Webster

189 pages

Educate young adults and build their self-esteem so they can make informed choices!

Specially designed for teaching adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, the STARS model focuses on four areas: Understanding Relationships, Social Skills Training, Sexual Awareness, and Assertiveness—with the goals of promoting positive sexuality and preventing sexual abuse. Assessment tools help identify the strengths and needs of each individual, and then the activities can be catered to address specific needs.

Goals and activities cover a variety of important skills:
  • Building a Positive Self-Image
  • Making Choices
  • Learning Relationship-Appropriate Behaviors
  • Engaging in Mature Relationships
  • Identifying Body Parts and Understanding Their Functions
  • Understanding Public and Private Behavior
  • Understanding Sexual Feelings and Behaviors
  • Understanding Reproduction
  • Health Issues Related to Sexual Awareness
  • Recognizing a Situation as Potentially Unsafe
  • Learning to Say "No" and Using Basic Self-Protection
  • ... And many more!

Autism - Asperger's and Sexuality:
Puberty and Beyond


by Jerry Newport, Mary Newport

230 pages

Many people on the spectrum never get "the talk" from their parents, and suffer from "information deficit." This book goes a long way toward filling in the gaps in their knowledge.

It takes a candid look at aspects of sex and relationships as they apply to people on the autism spectrum: building self-confidence, dating, personal grooming and cleanliness and, yes—explicit advice on how to initiate sex with a partner. Also covered: avoiding pregnancy and STD’s, dealing with rejection, how to build a loving relationship that includes sexual intimacy. This is an "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know" kind of book!

About the Authors:

Jerry Newport was diagnosed with Asperger’s when he was 47 years old. Now a popular international speaker, he is one of the foremost advocates on adult issues that impact people with autism / Asperger’s Syndrome. Jerry’s fascinating, touching, and often humorous perspective on living on the spectrum makes his books and presentations intriguing and informative. His story was even featured on 60 Minutes. Jerry has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, and was a financial assistant for the UCLA Department of Medicine. He has been active in the Autism Society of America and is responsible for starting and running Adult Group United and Autistic (AGUA), a support group for adults diagnosed with autism / Asperger’s / PDD.

Mary Newport feels both challenged and blessed by Asperger’s Syndrome. Her enthusiasm for life and head-on approach to challenges have enabled her to achieve success as an actress, composer, concert piano technician, gemologist, cosmetologist, and writer. Jerry and Mary live in Flagstaff, Arizona, and they hope their book will enrich your life, or the life of someone you love.


Two books that will equip teens with the tools they need to make strong choices and forge healthy paths to adulthood!




Book #1 - S.T.A.R.S

Book #2 - Autism / Asperger's and Sexuality:
Puberty and Beyond


for just $49.00 $39.85




click here to get yours now!





Offer #3

Life Skills to Teach Today ...
For Independence and Success Tomorrow!



Do you worry about your child's ability to be independent and successful when you aren't there?

The Autism and Life Skills Package will help you prepare the special children in your life for the road ahead with activities, worksheets and real world practice skills!

Teach your kids about hygiene, social skills, and life lessons with these 3 books, a CD and bonus printable material.


HOW TO TEACH LIFE SKILLS
By: Jennifer McIlwee Myers

In the real world, people on the autism spectrum need the same kinds of day-to-day skills everyone else needs to be functional!

It's true. No matter how high-functioning children with autism or Asperger's may be or may become, they function better as adults if they’ve had the chance to learn basic skills, from being on time to good personal hygiene. But many reach adulthood without those skills.

Enter Jennifer McIlwee Myers, Aspie at Large.
Coauthor of the groundbreaking book Asperger's and Girls, Jennifer's personal experience with Asperger's Syndrome and having a brother with autism makes her perspective doubly insightful.





Jennifer can show you how to:

  • Create opportunities for children to learn in natural settings and situations
  • Teach vital skills such as everyday domestic tasks, choosing appropriate attire, and being polite
  • Help individuals on the spectrum develop good habits that will help them be more fit and healthy
  • Improve time management skills such as punctuality and task-switching
  • ... and much more!

Jennifer's straightforward and humorous delivery will keep you eagerly turning the page for her next creative solution!



A QUEST FOR SOCIAL SKILLS
By: JoEllen Cumpata, Susan Fell

With inclusive education becoming the norm in schools nationwide, teachers often struggle to address students’ non-academic needs—but teachers need ready-to-use lessons that won’t interfere with their curriculum.

QUEST (Questioning, Understanding, and Exploring Social Skills and Pragmatic Language Together) is a social skills program created to help middle school students with ASD who struggle with pragmatic language and social skills.

Developed by a school social worker and speech language pathologist, the program uses an intensive, proactive approach to teaching social skills, combining written instruction with games, activities, and student interaction.





Six helpful units—School Survival Basics:

  1. Understanding and Managing Emotion,
  2. Communication Skills,
  3. Making Friends and
  4. Interacting with Peers,
  5. Personal Safety,
  6. Vocational Readiness


Each of these units can be implemented either chronologically or on their own. Evidence-based research supports the methods used and students have a great time learning-by-doing, through role-play and real-world experience. Parents are kept in the loop with email updates and evaluations. Everyone wins with this program!

Best of all, the book includes a CD of printable worksheets, letters, forms, and more!

QUEST covers: Greetings, Paying Attention, Daily Hygiene, Asking for Help, Understanding Feelings, Getting Angry/Calming Down, Managing Stress, Starting a Conversation, Making and Keeping Friends, Gossip, Bullying, and Teasing, Resisting Peer Pressure, Dating, Internet and E-mail Safety, and many more!


TAKING CARE OF MYSELF
By: Mary Wrobel

It is NEVER too early to learn good hygeine habits!

Through simple stories similar to Carol Gray’s Social Stories, author Mary Wrobel teaches caregivers exactly what to say and not say, and shows how you can create helpful stories of your own. Mary addresses hygiene, modesty, body growth and development, menstruation, touching, personal safety, and more. Young students can benefit from self-care skills such as using the toilet, brushing teeth, and washing hands.

Parents and teachers should begin teaching these necessary skills as early as possible, even from ages 3-5. The ultimate goal is to maximize the child’s potential for independence and lifelong social success.





3 books, a companion CD and bonus printable material

$79.00 $69.85


click here to get yours now





Copyright 1997-2018, Autism Today. All rights reserved.

Toll Free: 1-866-9AUTISM (928-8476)
New York Office: 244 5th Avenue New York, NY 10001
Canadian Office: 11007 Jaspar Ave Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0K6