Autism Education Lawyers Fayetteville NC

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Helping Hands, Together We Can
(910) 922-3836
Arran Lake Baptist Church, Room S2
Fayetteville, NC
Support Services
Adult Support, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Learning Links Edcational Center
(910) 822-4360
5813 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Partnership for Children of Cumberland County
(910) 867-9700
351 Wagoner Drive, Suite 200
Fayetteville, NC
Support Services
Support Organization

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Therapy Playground
(910) 423-5622
Fayetteville, NC
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Early Intervention, Lindamood Bell, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Respite, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Therapy Playground, Inc
(910) 423-5622
4602 Cumberland Road
Fayetteville, NC
Support Services
Early Intervention, Lindamood Bell, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Division TEACCH - Fayetteville
(910) 437-2517
806 Stamper Road, Suite 101
Fayetteville, NC
Support Services
Early Intervention, Education, Residential Facility, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Therapy Playground, Inc.
(910) 423-5622
6958 Nexus Court
Fayetteville, NC
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Susan Faulkner
(910) 574-1186
1130 Bingham Drive
Fayetteville, NC
Support Services
Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Fayetteville Developmental Evaluation Center
(910) 486-1605
1211-A Ireland Drive
Fayetteville, NC
Support Services
Medical, Other

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PAUSE Autism Consulting
(910) 644-5423
Fayetteville, NC
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Behavorial Intervention, Military Families, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 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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