Autism Education Lawyers Charleston SC

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Move, Groove, & Get Active!
(843) 953-1987
Charleston, SC
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Educational Advocacy, Karate, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Parent Training, Support Group Meetings, Swimming Lessons, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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ABA Outreach
(843) 297-8470
61 Saint Margaret St.
Charleston, SC
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Parent and Training Resource Center College of Health Professions
(843) 792-3025
19 Hagood Avenue-MUSC
Charleston, SC
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Other, Training/Seminars

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Charleston Family and Youth
(843) 723-6473
21 George Street
Charleston, SC
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Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Therapy Providers

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South Carolina Dev. Disab. Surveillance Project
(843) 876-1516
135 Rutledge Ave., P.O. Box 250561
Charleston, SC
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Disability Advocacy

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Attorney Demal I. Mattson, Jr.
(843) 881-2334
990 Lake Hunter Circle, Suite 201
Mt. Pleasant, SC
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Educational Advocacy, Legal Services
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Carolina Autism Supported Living Services
(843) 573-1905
4 Carriage Lane
Charleston, SC
Support Services
Residential, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Carolina Autism Supported Living Services, Ltd.
(843) 573-1905
4 Carriage Ln, Suite 302
Charleston, SC
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Residential Facility

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Walter Jenner
(843) 532-4992
Medical University of South Carolina, Developmental Pediatrics and Genetics
Charleston, SC
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Other

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The Family Resource Center and Parent Training & Resource Center
(843) 792-3025
19 Hagood Avenue - Suite 910 P.O. Box 250822
Charleston, SC
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Other, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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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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