Autism Education Lawyers Gainesville FL

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Center for Autism and Related Disabilities/ Gainesville
800-754-5891 or 352-846-2761
PO Box 100234
Gainesville, FL
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Education, Helpful Websites, Private School (Multi-disability)

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Gainesville Music Therapy
(352) 376-6012
2610 SE 31st St
Gainesville, FL
Support Services
Music Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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UF Clinic for Autism and Related Disorders
(352) 265-7041
PO Box 100256
Gainesville, FL
Support Services
Medical, Other, Psychological Counseling

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Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
(800) 754-5891
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Research, 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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Kirsty MacIver, M.S., B.C.B.A.
(352) 275-4054
PO. Box 492
Gainesville, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Other, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Sam W. Boone, Jr., P.A.
(352) 374-8308
Gainesville, FL
Support Services
Lawyers (Special Needs Trusts)
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Preschool

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Florida Autism Connection
(352) 376-0690
2222 NW 40th Terrace
Gainesville, FL
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, RDI, Research, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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University of Florida Autism Clinic
(352) 846-1456 (Main Phone)
JHMHC 100234
Gainesville, FL
Support Services
Other

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Noel Flores
(321) 446-9343
919 NW 42nd Terrace
Gainesville, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Autism Society of Gainesville
(904) 462-9623
11410 Sage Boulevard
Alachua, FL
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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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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