Autism Education Lawyers Albuquerque NM

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Autism Therapist/Teacher (Individualized Services)
(505) 268-0806
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Albuquerque and within 90 mile radius, NM
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Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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RCI
(505) 255-5501
1023 Stanford Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM
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Adult Support, Early Intervention, Education, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Therapy Providers
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability AUCD
(505) 272-3000
Pediatrics 2300 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
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Early Intervention, Education, Other, Research, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Protection & Advocacy System
(505) 256-3100
1720 Louisiana Blvd NE, Suite 204
Alburquerque, NM
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Disability Advocacy

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The Learning Disabilities Association of New Mexico
(505) 821-2545
6301 Menaul Blvd. NE #556
Albuquerque, NM
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Disability Advocacy

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New Mexico Chapter ASA
(505) 332-0306
PO Box 30955
Albuquerque, NM
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Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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State University Affiliated Program
(505) 272-3000
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
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Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Research, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
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Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Parents for Behaviorally Different Children
(800) 273-7232
595 Marble, NE Suite 8
Albuquerque, NM
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Disability Advocacy, Other, Support Organization

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The Arc of New Mexico
(505) 883-4630
3655 Carlisle NE
Alburquerque, NM
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Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Support Organization

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Protection & Advocacy, Inc
505-256-3100; 1-800-432-4682
1720 Louisiana Blvd., NE, Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM
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Autism, Homework & Beyond

Autism, homework & beyond

Michelle Garcia Winner

Our daily lives are made up of an endless stream of thoughts, decisions, actions and reactions to the people and environment in which we live. The internal and external actions fit together, sometimes seamlessly sometimes not, largely dependent upon a set of invisible yet highly important skills we call Executive Functioning (EF). These skills, which involve planning, organizing, sequencing, prioritizing, shifting attention, and time management can be well-developed in some people (think traffic controllers, wedding planners, business CEOs, etc.) and less developed in others. They are vital in all parts of life, from making coffee to running a profitable business. The skills develop naturally, without specific, formal training, and we all have them to some degree - or at least, we all assume we all have them.

Things are never quite as simple as they seem, and these EF skills are no exception. They require a multi-tiered hierarchy of decisions and actions, all coming together within the framework of time, knowledge and resources.

Imagine trying to navigate life when EF skills are impaired or nonexistent, as they are with individuals on the autism spectrum. For most of us, our imagination won't stretch that far. Therefore, we assume all these kids - especially those who are "bright" - have EF skills and we act and react to our spectrum children or students as if they did.

Nowhere does this EF skill deficit cause more turmoil than in the area of homework, producing monstrous levels of anxiety and dread in students, parents and teachers alike. The myriad of details that need to be accomplished in a student's class, school day or week can overwhelm even the healthiest student; it can shut down our ASD kids.

I am regularly asked: if tasks are so overwhelming to their EF systems, should we just avoid having students deal with them? The answer is an unequivocal emphatic "NO!" Organizational skills are life skills, not just school skills, and even though they are "mandatory prerequisites" for succeeding at school, like social skills they are rarely directly taught. Few states include explicit teaching of EF skills in their "standards of education."

So where do we start? First, by understanding how complex organizational systems become by the time students reach middle school. We can only be good teachers if we appreciate the demands the skills we teach place on our students.

Second, by understanding organization as a skill set, which involves static and dynamic systems.

Static organizational systems and skills are structured: same thing, same time, same place, same way. Static organizational tasks are introduced in kindergarten, first and second grade. We break down tasks and ask students to explicitly complete very defined units of information, at a certain time and place. Write your name at the top of the page, read the instructions, complete the work, when done turn the paper over...

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