Autism Education Facilities Eau Claire WI

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WSPEI - Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative
(877) 844-4925
800 Wisconsin St., Bldg. D-2,, Mailbox 65
Eau Claire, WI
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Government/State Agency, Training/Seminars

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Visual Strategies & Company
(715) 962-4287
8446 870th St
Colfax, WI
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Marriage & Family Counseling, Other

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St. Francis Childrens Center
(414) 351-0450 (Front Desk) or (414) 351-8851
6700 N. Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, WI
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Early Intervention, Education, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Milwaukee Center for Independence
(414) 937-2020
2020 W. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI
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Career Counseling, Early Intervention, Education, Other, Residential, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Family Support Program: Milwaukee County
(414) 289-6285
Milwaukee Co. Human Svcs., 235 W. Galena St., Room 270
Milwaukee, WI
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Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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LSS (Lutheran Social Services) West Central Region Office
(715) 834-2046
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc., 1320 W. Cla
Eau Claire, WI
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Support Organization

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La Causa, Inc.
(414) 647-5990
P.O. Box 04188
Milwaukee, WI
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Early Intervention, Education, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization

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FEAT-WI,Nancy OMara
(608) 242-8914
2702 Center AV.
Madison, WI
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ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Dentists, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, State Resources, Education, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Oconomowoc Developmental Training Center (ODTC)
(612) 867-8307
36100 Genesee lake Road
Oconomowoc, WI
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Behavorial Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Avalon Therapeutic Equestrian Center
(920) 206-1148
N9368 Green Valley Road
Watertown, WI
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Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Other

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Teaching Students With Autism About Their Learning Strengths And Weaknesses

Teaching students with autism about their learning strengths and weaknesses

Michelle Garcia Winner

Over the years, I observed so many students get upset by the fact they had “autism” or “Asperger’s Syndrome” or “ADHD” and in as much as they could verbalize these terms aloud they still didn’t seem to understand what their learning challenges actually were.

I also observed many adults explaining to students that the reason they were having difficulty socializing, studying, and learning was that they had “autism” or “Asperger’s Syndrome”, or “ADHD.” I thought this was a really abstract way of explaining to a student with limited abstract thinking how best to understand their own learning challenges. I also have observed that for many of our smart but socially not-in-step students, that they were using their label as an excuse for not working at learning new ideas; they interpreted the fact that they had a diagnostic label as a reason to not continue to learn.

I was also inspired by the writings of those who describe learning abilities and challenges given the framework that each of us have strengths and weaknesses with regards to our own brain’s design of our multiple intelligences (See books by Dr. Mel Levine and Howard Gardner).

Strengths and Weakness Lesson
The lesson I developed is about teaching our students and adults how to understand their social learning challenges in the context of their overall abilities and then how they can use their strengths to learn more strategies related to their weaknesses.

I have done this lesson with students as young as 8 years old and as old as they come.

The lesson is very simple. To save explaining it all with words, see the below chart:

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Here are some basic things I do as I develop this type of chart with the student:

1. Each chart is completely personalized for the person I am developing it with. It does not work at recording actual test scores showing actual competencies. The chart is about how the student perceives their own strengths and weaknesses. For this reason, you can create any categories you want.

2. Determine ideas for posting on the chart by taking time to talk to the student and listening to what they enjoy doing and what they feel they do well.

3. Always start by graphing out the strengths. It is good to have many perceived strengths. Again, strengths are not about listing academic tasks exclusively. If someone says they are really good at playing a specific computer game or Legos then we write specifically that into one category.

4. It is also important to find some areas where the student perceives they are just OK at that task, not good, nor bad. They perceive themselves to be similar to the average person in that area of functioning. With kids, you can use language such as:

a. “First tell me what you think you are really good at compared to other kids you know.”

b. After you have listed 3-5 then say, “Now tell me something you are OK at, that you a...

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