Autism Education Lawyers Columbus GA

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May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
(706) 571-7771
7175 Moon Rd.
Columbus, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Sensory Integration, Support Organization, 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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Muscogee County Autism Support Group
(706) 653-0323
2510 Cherokee Ave.
Columbus, GA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Richard Kaplan
(404) 256-5500
776 Windsor Pk. Ne
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Other, Therapy Providers

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The Lionheart School
(770) 772-4555
180 Academy Street
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Center for Psychological and Educational Assessment
(770) 352-9952
54 South Avenue
Marietta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Other, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Home Intervention Therapy Services
(706) 580-2812
HIT Services
Fortson, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Bridges Learning Center
(706) 580-2812
1327 Warren Williams Road
Columbus, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention

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Georgia Family Solutions
(678) 570-5221
2261 Piedmont forest dr
Marietta, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Summit Learning Center
(678) 624-1696
312 Maxwell Rd
Alpharetta, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Private School (Autism Only), RDI, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, 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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Advocacy-Our children, our future
(770) /71-7703
2691 Chandler Grove Ct.
Buford, GA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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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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