Autism Education Facilities State College PA

Local resource for autism education facilities in State College, PA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to Autism Spectrum Disorders clinics, distance learning labs, autism education programs, sensory gyms, and on-site workshops, as well as advice and content on autism educational training.

momsversusautism.org
(814) 238-1748
747 Tanager Drive
State College, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Redding Behavior Analysis
(814) 777-3003
268 Toftrees Ave. 321
State College, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Other, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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The Graham Academy
(570) 283-0641
469 Miller Street
Luzere, PA
Support Services
Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Camps, Education, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade

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The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential
(215) 233-2050
8801 Stenton Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Auditory Integration Therapy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Medical, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Research, Research, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Early Childhood Education Project
(610) 987-2248
1111 Commons Blvd.
Reading, PA
Support Services
Education, Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability)

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Craig S.Feaster
(814) 867-0670
110 Radnor Road, Suite 101
State College, PA
Support Services
Other, Psychological Counseling

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The Early Learning Institute
(412) 922-8322
2110 Baldwick Road
Pittsburgh, PA
Support Services
Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Drexel Autism Center
(215) 831-4058
Psychiatry Dept. - Friends Hospital, 4641 Roosevelt Blvd. POB 45358
Philadelphia, PA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Behavior Assessment, Compounding Pharmacies, Education, Educational Assessment, Medical, Psychological Counseling, Research, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Milestones Community Healthcare, Inc
(717) 651-0016
2700 Commerce Drive
Harrisburg, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Potential Inc.
(215) 579-0670
638 Newtown Yardley Rd
Newtown, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, 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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