Autism Education Facilities Pensacola FL

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Center for Autism and Related Disabilities/ Pensacola
850-484-5040 ext. 1329
5192 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
Support Services
Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Private School (Multi-disability), Support Organization

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Tutoring with Autism Specialist
(786) 863-4874
1094 Brownfield Rd
Pensacola, FL
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Lindamood Bell, Other, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Panhandle (FL) Chapter ASA
(850) 995-0003
4148 N Cambridge Way
Pace, FL
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Center for Autism and Related Disabilities/ Tallahassee
850-644-4367 or 800-769-7926
625 B North Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL
Support Services
Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Private School (Multi-disability)

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The Victory School, Inc., c/o Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center
(305) 466-1142
Sanford L. Ziff Campus
North Miami Beach, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Education, Private School (Autism Only), Social Skills Training

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Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Solutions, Inc
(850) 426-3999
124 Redbreast Lane
Pensacola, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The John Maxwell Biasco Foundation For Children with Autism
(850) 932-6079
5030 Mandavilla Blvd.
Gulf Breeze, FL
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Support Organization

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Autism Society for the Panhandle
(850) 995-0003
4148 N. Cambridge Way
Pace, FL
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Center for Autism and Related Disabilities/ Panama City
850-872-4750 ext. 217 or 866-693-7872 ext. 217
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City, FL
Support Services
Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Private School (Multi-disability), Support Organization

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Interventions Unlimited, Inc.
(407) 678-8889
1265 S. Semoran Blvd.
Winter Park, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Private School (Autism Only), Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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