Autism Education Lawyers Austin TX

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Moore-Weis Childrens Center of Austin
(512) 472-6080
1303 Lorrain
Austin, TX
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Research, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Linda K. Swank PhD CCC-SLP
(512) 330-1700
Austin, TX
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Academic Assessments, Educational Advocacy, Hearing & CAPD Testing, Interactive Metronome, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Tomatis/AIT
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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College Living Experience
(800) 486-5058
Austin, TX
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Career Counseling, Educational Advocacy, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
Adult

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Behavior Pathways
(512) 670-0211
1110 Thackeray Lane
Pflugerville, TX
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, 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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HALO - Helping Autism through Learning & Outreach
(512) 465-9595
PO Box 303399
Austin, TX
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Other

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University of Texas Autism Project (UTAP)
(512) 232-9390
ONE UNIVERSITY STATION
Austin, TX
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Adult Support, Aquatic Therapy, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Research, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Sports, 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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Autism & Behavior Consulting
(512) 577-2266
9202 Quail Wood Dr.
Austin, TX
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Other, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Parent Training, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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ExploreAutism Consulting and Behavior Therapy
(512) 689-9560
4305 Steve Scarbrough Dr.
Austin, TX
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Support / Tutoring, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Whole Foods Market
TX
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Health Food Stores / Markets, Products/Stores

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Mental Retardation Facilities
(512) 206-4538
Department of Mental Health, PO Box 12668
Austin, TX
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Government/State Agency

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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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