Autism Education Facilities Fort Wayne IN

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Fifth Freedom Network
(260) 426-8789
Suite 304
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Eternal Lounge
(260) 804-8686
3417 E. State Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
Activities, Art Therapy, Helpful Websites, Other, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Hand in Hand Therapy Specialists, LLC
(260) 497-0328
2837 E. Dupont Road
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Easter Seals ARC of Northeast Indiana
(219) 456-4534 or 800-234-7811
4919 Coldwater Road
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
Residential, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization

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Childrens Autism Center, Inc.
(260) 459-6040
6208 A Constitution Drive
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Learning and Development Center
(260) 426-3424
P.O. Box 13622
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Hand In Hand Speech and Language Preschool
260-497-0328/260-417-9443
2837 E. Dupont Road
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
Academic Assessments, General Supplies, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Resources for the Diagnosis & Assessment of Children and Adults Across the Autism Spectrum
(260) 483-2100, Ext. 229
1424 East Goldspur Drive
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
Other

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Peg (Mary M.) Maginn, Speech Language Pathologist
(219) 432-2019
1424 East Goldspur Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN
Support Services
Other, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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Lizbeth Anderson, MS., BCBA
(260) 348-7007
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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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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