Autism Education Lawyers Dayton OH

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AIM for the Handicapped, Inc.
(937)294-4611; Toll Free: 1-800-332-8210
945 Danbury Road
Dayton, OH
Support Services
Education, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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United Rehabilitation Services
(937) 233-1230
4710 Old Troy Pike
Dayton, OH
Support Services
Camps, Early Intervention, Education, Lindamood Bell, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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William M. Kylkylo, M.D.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Wright State University
Dayton, OH
Support Services
Medical
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Therapy Connections
(937) 427-1919
115 Harbert Drive Suite B
Beavercreek, OH
Support Services
Camps, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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The Advocates
(937) 267-3661
2601 Fairport Ave.
Dayton, OH
Support Services
Disability Advocacy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Chrysalis Autism Services, Lisa Flake
(937) 776-6272
72 Cranston Court
Centerville, OH
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Education, Play Therapy, RDI, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Southpaw Enterprises Sensory Integration Products
(800) 228-1698
P.O. Box 1047
Dayton, OH
Support Services
Products/Stores, Sensory Integration

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Dayton Asperger Resource Network
(937) 433-4505
2305 Glenheath Drive
Kettering, OH
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Dayton Asperger Resource Network (DARN)
(937) 433-4505
2305 Glenheath Dr.
Kettering, OH
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Diana Martin, M.Ed., LPC
(937) 890-4890
4471 Linchmere Drive
Dayton, OH
Support Services
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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