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The only evidence-based program available for teaching socialskills to adolescents with autism spectrum disorders

Two nationally known experts in friendship formation and anxietymanagement address the social challenges faced by adolescents withautism spectrum disorders (ASD). The book helps educators instructyouth on conversing with others, displaying appropriate bodylanguage, managing anxiety, initiating and participating inget-togethers, and more. The book is filled with helpfulinformation on ASD to aid teachers who have received littletraining on the topic. Extremely practical, the book includeslesson plans, checklists, and sidebars with helpful advice.

  • Based on UCLA's acclaimed PEERS program, the onlyevidence-based approach to teaching social skills to adolescentswith ASD
  • Contains best practices for working with parents, which is thekey to helping kids learn social skills
  • The authors discuss the pros and cons of teaching students withASD in educational settings like full inclusion (good for academicsbut bad for social skills) and pull-out special day classes (wherethe reverse is true)

Provides a much-needed book for teachers at all levels forhelping students develop the skills they need to be successful.

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