Autism Education Lawyers Fremont CA

Local resource for autism education lawyers in Fremont. 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.

Morrissey Compton Education Center
(650) 322-5910
2555 Park Blvd. Suite 20
Palo Alto, CA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Advocates (Special Education), Behavior Assessment, Camps, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Morgan Autism Center
(408) 241-8161
2280 Kenwood Avenue
San Jose, CA
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Diablo Behavioral Healthcare (William Shryer, LCSW, BCD, Clinical Director)
(925) 648-4800
4185 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Ste 210
Danville, CA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, 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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Achievekids: Self Reliance Through Mental Health and Education
(650) 494-1200
3860 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Education, Support Organization

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Protection and Advocacy, Inc., - Oakland Legal Office
(800) 776-5746
433 Hegenberger Road, Suite 220
Oakland, CA
Support Services
Education, State Resources

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Social Strides Speech, Language & Social Therapies
(650) 364-3792
Redwood City, CA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten

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The Autism Education Network
(408) 558-9404
686 Regas Drive
Campbell, CA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Cognitive Connections
925-846-6300 Ex. 103
4463 Stoneridge Dr.
Pleasanton, CA
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Education, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Achievekids School
(650) 213-5280
3860 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
Support Services
Education, Therapy Providers

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Emerging Milestones
(510) 371-9608
4365 Sedge St
Fremont, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency
Ages Supported
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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