• Olean Area Autism Resource Library


    About the library:  
    This library is meant to serve as an educational resource for parents, teachers, and students that are interested in learning more about Autism Spectrum Disorders. Initial funds for this library came from the First Olean Area Autism Awareness Rally and the Autism Society of America-Western New York Chapter.
    Other grants that provided funding for these materials were provided through the Cattaraugus-Allegany Teacher Center, and St. Bonaventure University Disability Awareness Month Committee.
    Lending Guidelines
    Please direct requests Monday through Friday by e-mail to kodell followed by @oleanschools.org. I will e-mail you back within 48 hours regarding availability of the item(s) and arrangements for pick-up.
    Books may be borrowed for up to two weeks.
    DVD's may be borrowed for one week only.
    Items must be returned to the Olean Area Resource Library within these given guidelines.
    Many of these items were extremely expensive to purchase so please be sure to keep these items in safe keeping while you have them and return them in the condition that they were given to you!
    Resources for Teens/Asperger Syndrome

    Strategies for Organization: Preparing for Homework and the Real World(DVD and accompanying workbook):

    by Michelle Garcia Winner This guide explains types of organizational tasks, and how to help students focus more on their strengths than their weaknesses when approaching a homework assignment.
    Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me(book): The Top 25 Friendship Problems and How to Solve Them
    -A hands-on guide for parents and teachers of kids from 4-15 by Michele Borbareaks
    Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome(book):
    by Luke Jackson. A book written for teens with ASD that gives guidance on bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, problems at school, dating and relationships, and morality.
    A 5 Is Against the Law! Social Boundaries: Straight Up! An honest guide for teens and young adults by Kari Dunn Buron
    A is for Autism, F is for Friend(book): A Kid's Book on Making Friends with a Child Who Has Autism by Joanna Keating-Velasco
    Jay Grows An Alien(book):
    by Caroline Anne Levine. Children's book that takes you into the life of a young man with Asperger Syndrome.
    Teacher Resources/Staff Development Resources
    The ABA Program Companion: Organizing Quality Programs for Children with Autism and PDD:
    (Workbook with accompanying CD-ROM)
    by J. Tyler Fovel, BCBA
    Overview of ABA principles such as discrete trials, language training, incidental teaching, group instruction and inclusion, and program evaluation
    Visual Supports In The Classroom(VHS)- training video on using visual supports to aid children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    The Hidden Curriculum(DVD): Teaching What is Meaningful:
    by Brenda Smith Myles. Emphasizes the importance of teaching "hidden curriculum" items directly to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and social-cognitive challenges.
    Difficult Moments for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders(DVD):
    by Brenda Smith Myles. Practical solutions to manage and prevent problem behaviors such as meltdowns, tantrums, and other difficult moments that often affect ASD children at school and at home.
    Social Behavior Mapping: Connecting Behavior, Emotions, and Consequences Across The Day(Workbook):

    by Michelle Garcia Winner. A systemactic instructional method that teaches students to better understand how their behavior impacts how other people think about them. A framework for transforming a challenging behavior into a teachable moment.

    Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day(Training DVD’s):

    by Michelle Garcia Winner. The First DVD helps define Michelle’s "ILAUGH Framework" which is a six-point model of social cognition. The second DCD demonstrates Michelle in group and individual lesson facilitating social thinking and related skills.

    Tony Attwood’s Training DVD- Asperger Syndrome Volume 2(DVD):

    Training on three important areas: Anger Management, Teaching Teachers about Asperger’s Syndrome, and Teenage Issues.
    Intricate Minds III: Understanding Elementary School Classmates Who Think Differently(DVD):
    Peer education video geared to students in grades 3-6. Kids who understand the reasons for "different" students' actions are much more likely to accept them socially and include them in activities!

    Intricate Minds II: Understanding Elementary School Classmates with Asperger Syndrome(DVD):

    A peer education resource that will help classmates avoid the trap of ignoring or teasing kids who have trouble fitting in.

    Intricate Minds: Understanding Classmates with Asperger Syndrome(DVD):

    A peer education resource that provides an excellent introduction to Asperger Syndrome for typically developing adolescents and children
    STORYMOVIES: Social Concepts and Skills at School(DVD):
    by Carol Gray and Mark Shelley. Social Stories come to life with this wonderful video. Storymovies(TM) are Social Stories(TM) illustrated with movies to merge accurate social information with live contexts.
    A Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrom(hardcover book and training manual):

    - by Tony Attwood. An incredible resource that covers such topics as causes and indications of the syndrome, theory of mind, perception of emotions in self and others, social interactions, long-term relationships, and the effect of AS on language and cognitive abilities, sensory sensitivity, and movement

    Power Cards- Using Special Interests to Motivate Children and Youthwith Asperger Syndrome and Autism(book):

    by Elisa Gagnon. This step-by-step book shows parents and professionals how to help change an unwanted or inappropriate behavior by capitalizing on the special interests that characterize children and youth with AS.

    Comic Strip Conversation(book):

    - by Carol Gray. Illustrated Interactions that teach conversation skills to students with autism and related disorders

    The Sixth Sense II(book):

    - by Carol Gray. To improve student understanding and support of classmates with autism spectrum disorders

    Inclusive Programming for Elementary Students with Autism(book):

    - by Sheila Wagner

    Inclusive Programming for Middle School Students with Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome(book):

    - by Sheila Wagner


    by Kathleen Ann Quill. A comprehensive assessment and intervention guide featuring a state-of-the-art assessment tool along with hundreds of creative ideas to promote social and communication skills

    Teaching Conversation to Children with Autism(book):

    by Lynn McClannahan and Patricia Krantz. Describes how scripts and script fading can provide a predictable and meaningful structure for children and adults with autism to engage in conversation

    Functional Behavior Assessment for People with Autism(book):

    by Beth Glasberg. A practical guide to understanding troubling behaviors in people with autism spectrum disorders

    Autism and Law Enforcement(VHS):

    by Dennis Debbaudt. A law enforcement training video that teaches how to recognize a person with ASD and how to approach them
    Picture the Progress: Drawings of Positive Student Behavior for Behavior Cards, Discussion Cards, and Rule Charts....when visual communication is needed
    by Annabelle Street and Robert Cattoche
    The Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Related Disabilities: Integrating Best Practices Throughout the Student's Day:
    by Shawn Henry and Brenda Smith Myles

    Resources for Parents and Professionals

    Activity Schedules for Children with Autism- Teaching Independent Behavior(book):

    by Lynn McClannahan and Patricia Krantz. An activity schedule is a set of pictures or words that cues a child to engage in a sequence of activities. When activity schedules are mastered, children are more self-directed and purposeful in their home, school and leisure activities.

    Asperger’s Syndrome: A guide for parents and professionals(Book):

    by Tony Attwood

    Solving Behavior Problems in Autism(Book):

    by Linda Hodgdon. Improving Communication with Visual Strategies

    The Hidden Curriculum: Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations(Workbook):

    by Brenda Smith Myles, Melissa Trautman, and Ronda Schelvan     Explains and teaches the set of rules and guidelines that are often not directly taught but are assumed to be known. It often contains items that impact social interactions, school performance, and safety. This is information that most people that are not on the "Spectrum" gain from observational learning. To someone that has social-cognitive challenges, these skills often need more explicit teaching methods.

    Visual Strategies for Improving Communication- Practical Supports for School amd Home(book):

    by Tony Attwood. Contains numerous strategies to enhance communication strategies for students who experience autism and other moderate to severe communication disorders

    Taking Care Of Myself- A Healthy Hygiene, Puberty and Personal Curriculum for Young People With Autism(book):

    by Mary Wrobel

    Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, ADD, ? A Parent’s Roadmap to Understanding and Support(book): by Diane Drake Burns
    Visual Recipes: A Cookbook for non-Readers: by Tabitha Orth

    Model Me Kids- Videos for Teaching and Modeling Social Skills

             "I can do it!"

    • Transitions
    • Wait
    • Do What Is Asked
    • Friend Says No
    • Losing
    • Teamwork
    • Try Something New
    • Criticism
    • Birthday Party Greeting
    • Birthday Party Join-in
    • Birthday Party Goodbye

    "Time For School"

        • Say Hello
        • Listen to the Teacher
        • Share
        • Say Sorry
        • Hands to Myself
        • Show Interest
        • Sit Quietly
        • Raise my Hand
        • Library Behavior
        • Playground Behavior
        • Take Turns
        • Self-Calming

    "Conversation Cues"

      • When to Start Conversation
      • Cue: Interested
      • Cue: Not Interested
      • How to Start Conversation
      • Cue: Bored
      • Take Turns
      • Maintain Conversation
      • Talk on Topic
      • Cue: Disbelief
      • Cue: Confused
      • My Cues
      • End Conversation



Last Modified on May 11, 2020