Autism Education Lawyers Converse TX

Local resource for autism education lawyers in Converse. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to autism lawyers, autism education, autism education grants, special needs education lawyers, special education lawyers, special education law, autism special education, autism education services, and autism schools, as well as advice and therapy for those suffering from autism and Asperger's syndrome.

Autism Treatment Centers of Texas - San Antonio
(210) 590-2107
16111 Nacogdoches Road
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, 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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Jed I. Oliver
(210) 657-4898
6534 Kings Crown
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
Legal Services

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Melissa Kempf, M.D.
(210) 822-3646
1777 NE Loop 410, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Jawanda Newsome, M.A., BCBA
(210) 885-3481
16907 Union Cavern
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Other, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, 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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Project PODER Texas Fiesta Educativa
210-222-2637; (800) 682-9747
1017 N. Main Ave., Suite 207
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
Other, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Autism Treatment Center (San Antonio)
(210) 590-2107
16111 Nacogdoches Road
San Antonio, TX
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Education, Research, Residential Facility, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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PCI Educational Publishing
(800) 594-4263
P.O. Box 34270
San Antonio, TX
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Other

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Texas Center for Autism Research & Treatment
(210) 832-9025
1777 N.E. Loop 410 Suite 906
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Other, Research

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Building Blox
(210) 804-1089
6338 N. New Braunfels # 240
San Antonio, TX
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Products/Stores
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Blue Cat PIES
(210) 227-0170
217 Howard St.
San Antonio, TX
Support Services
General Supplies, Helpful Websites, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Products/Stores, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,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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