Autism Education Lawyers Fort Wayne IN

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Lizbeth Anderson, MS., BCBA
(260) 348-7007
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Learning and Development Center
(260) 426-3424
P.O. Box 13622
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Hand In Hand Speech and Language Preschool
260-497-0328/260-417-9443
2837 E. Dupont Road
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
Academic Assessments, General Supplies, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Hand in Hand Therapy Specialists, LLC
(260) 497-0328
2837 E. Dupont Road
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Childrens Autism Center, Inc.
(260) 459-6040
6208 A Constitution Drive
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Fifth Freedom Network
(260) 426-8789
Suite 304
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Eternal Lounge
(260) 804-8686
3417 E. State Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
Activities, Art Therapy, Helpful Websites, Other, 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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Easter Seals ARC of Northeast Indiana
(219) 456-4534 or 800-234-7811
4919 Coldwater Road
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
Residential, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization

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Resources for the Diagnosis & Assessment of Children and Adults Across the Autism Spectrum
(260) 483-2100, Ext. 229
1424 East Goldspur Drive
Fort Wayne, IN
Support Services
Other

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Peg (Mary M.) Maginn, Speech Language Pathologist
(219) 432-2019
1424 East Goldspur Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN
Support Services
Other, Speech Therapy, 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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