Join Alex in "ALEX'S COMPROMISING CURSE" as he encounters conflict with his peers because he always wants to play basketball and never wants to play the games his friends - Max, Lily, Jack and Bella - suggest playing. These disagreements and frustrations carry over into an A-Team friendship group meeting with their teacher Ms. Corina, who shares: "The Big Three - 3 Ways to Compromise." Join Alex and the A-Team as they learn and practice HOW to compromise using The Big Three! With explicit social learning, Alex and all of us can learn to overcome this common social challenge!
Join Max in "MAX GETS INFLEXIBLE" as he encounters difficulty with changes in the schedule and routines when a substitute teacher leads his class for a week while his teacher is out. His troubles spill into an A-Team friendship group meeting with their teacher Ms. Corina, who shares strategies for dealing with change and learning to be flexible when things are out of the ordinary. With explicit social learning, Max and all of us can learn to overcome this common social challenge!
While Bella's active imagination can be fun, creative, and full of wonder, it can also cause her to worry and feel anxious. Join Bella in "BELLA GETS WORRIED" as she struggles to deal with her anxieties at school as well as at home. Follow her into an A-Team friendship group meeting, with her teacher Ms. Corina, where Bella learns an important strategy to overcome her anxiety. See how Bella practices this strategy to model how we can all address and overcome this common social challenge!
When Jack jokes around too much in class in "JACK GETS SILLY" he hopes it will make his friends like him more. But instead, he disrupts class, upsets his teacher, gets in trouble, and then even gets his pal Alex in trouble and upset with him. At an A-Team friendship group meeting with their teacher Ms. Corina, Jack learns to see Alex's perspective and they explore when it's ok to be silly and when it's not. With explicit social learning, Jack and all of us can learn to overcome this common social challenge!
Lily shows us how much she likes to be in charge in "LILY GETS BOSSY" when she seizes every opportunity to be in control and call the shots. When her friends get upset, they discuss the pattern with their teacher Ms. Corina in an A-Team friendship group meeting and learn how to use "self-talk" and other specific strategies to take turns being in charge. Lily and all of us can learn to overcome this common social challenge!
In the "MEET THE A-TEAM" bonus book, you will get to know Alex and his friends Max, Lily, Bella and Jack who are all members of the A-Team! "A" stands for both awesome and autism. Join Alex as he helps us understand autism and invites you to participate in A-Team meetings, led by their teacher Ms. Corina. Learn more about Alex's strengths and social challenges, in addition to those of his fellow A-Team members.
Meet Henry and his classmates Alex, Max, Lily, Bella, and Jack in this bonus book about fairness. In "THAT'S NOT FAIR!" Henry starts to notice that kids in his school get to do different activities, have different privileges, and even seem to follow different rules. He wonders why and even gets frustrated because he thinks it isn't fair. Then, his mom helps him understand that everyone has different needs. Join Henry as he explores why fair isn't always equal.
Alex loves to play games and sports but he hates to lose. When he loses a game, he feels like he is going to explode. In the book ALEX DEALS WITH LOSING, he makes his friends feel upset by yelling at them, calling them "cheaters," quitting the game, and even knocking the game board over. Alex will learn how to handle a loss with the help of his friends from the A-Team and strategies from his teacher Ms. Corina.
With explicit teaching and practice, see how Alex and all of us can learn how to overcome this common social challenge.