Autism Education Lawyers Bismarck ND

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The Federation of Families for Childrens Mental Health
(800) 492-4951 or (701) 225-7199
P.O. Box 3061
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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ND OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
(701) 328-3178
State Board for Vocational Education
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Job Coach
Ages Supported
9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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ND Special Education, Department of Public Instruction
(701) 328-2277
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
(701) 328-2260
600 E Boulevard Avenue 11th Floor
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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ND EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE
(701) 328-4525
Department of Public Instruction
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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North Dakota Congress of Parents and Teachers
(701) 223-3578
810 Divide Avenue, East
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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ND Protection & Advocacy Project
(701) 328-2950
400 East Broadway, Suite 409
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Lawyers (Health Insurance Law), Lawyers (Special Education), Legal Services
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Easter Seal Society of ND
(701) 663-6828
P. O. Box 1206
Mandan, ND
Support Services
Adult Support, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Speech Therapy, Support Organization, 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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North Dakota State Council on Developmental Disabilities
(701) 328-8953
ND Dept. of Human Services, 600 East Boulevard Av
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Disability Advocacy

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ND PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES: AGES 3 THROUGH 5
(701) 328-2277
Special Education Div., Dept. of Public Instruction
Bismarck, ND
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency
Ages Supported
Preschool

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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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