Autism Education Lawyers Charlotte NC

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ABA Therapeutic Services
(704) 222-9209
2832 Old Ironside Drive
Charlotte, NC
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ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Advocates (Special Education), Art Therapy, Babysitting / Childcare, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Parent Training, State Resources, Vocational Rehabilitation Centers, Support / Tutoring, Support
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Carolina Comprehensive Services, llc
(704) 309-8438
11000 Atrium Way
Matthews, NC
Support Services
Adult Support, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Support Organization, 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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World Alliance for Families& Children
(704) 618-1489
4835 S.Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC
Support Services
Activities, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,6-8 Grade

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Autism Services of Mecklenburg County
(704) 525-6772
5200 Park Road, Suite 213
Charlotte, NC
Support Services
Adult Support, Career Counseling, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Respite, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Emily Wrisley
(704) 523-7937
4108 Park Rd, Suite 301
Charlotte, NC
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Alyson G. Shaffer, M.Ed.
(704) 321-5915
5945 Providence Glen Road
Charlotte, NC
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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The Exceptional Childrens Assistance Center
(800) 962-8817
907 Barra Row, Suites 102/103
Davidson, NC
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Military Families, State Resources, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Parent Training, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Carolina Family Frontiers, LLC
(704) 625-1291
1235 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Autism Services of Mecklenburg County(ASMC)
(704) 525-6772
5200 Park Rd., Suite 213
Charlotte, NC
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Job Coach, Medical, Nutritional Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Carlton G. Watkins Center
(704) 786-9181
3500 Ellington Street
Charlotte, NC
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Therapy Providers

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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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