Autism Education Lawyers Cleveland TN

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SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding At Black Fox
(423) 505-2215
Cleveland, TN
Support Services
Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding)
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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The Tennessee Chapter of AAMR
6657 River Stream Dr.
Harrison, TN
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Disability Advocacy, Research, Support Organization

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Missy Mitchell
(615) 568-2782
Nashville, TN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Mariposa Behavioral Health Services
(615) 519-1160
209 Dockside Ct
Hermitage, TN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Pediatric Behavioral Health Resources, LLC
(931) 296-9813
106A Main Street
Waverly, TN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Research, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Kristy Lewis B.A.
(423) 584-1815
2215 Malibu Dr
Cleveland, TN
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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ASSET (Autism Society of Southeast Tennessee)
(423) 899-5123
PO box 28091
Chattanooga, TN
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Transformations
(901) 647-9136
2445 Carrollwood Lane
Cordova, TN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Respite, Sensory Integration, Summer Camp/ESY, 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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Behavior Analyst / Felicia K Burk
(615) 896-0505
3024 Silver Springs Court
Murfreesboro, TN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Autism Support Group Online for East TN
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2610 Plymouth RD.
Johnson CIty, TN
Support Services
Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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