Autism Education Lawyers Honolulu HI

Local resource for autism education lawyers in Honolulu. 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.

Davis Levin Livingston Grande Attorneys
(808) 524-7500
400 Davis Levin Livingston Grande Place
Honolulu, HI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Protection and Advocacy Agency, HI
(808) 949-2922; (800) 882-1057 (in HI)
1580 Makaloa Street
Honolulu, HI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, 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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Alakai Na Keiki, Inc.
(808) 523-7771
100 Alakea St. 9th Floor
Honolulu, HI
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Military Families, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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State Education Agency Rural Representative
(808) 586-3316
Office of Accountability and School Instructional Services
Honolulu, HI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Denita Waltz
(808) 924-1575
2457 Ala Wai Blvd #A
Honolulu, HI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Other, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Oahu State Alliance for the Mentally Ill
(808) 591-1297
770 Kapiolani Blvd.
Honolulu, HI
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Hawaii Department of Education
(808) 586-3310
1390 Miller Street
Honolulu, HI
Support Services
Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Sounding Joy Music Therapy, Inc.
(808) 945-7878
1655 Makaloa Street, #1818
Honolulu, HI
Support Services
Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Music Therapy, Research, Research, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Assisting With Appropriate Rights in Education (AWARE)
(808) 536-9684 (V/TTY); (808) 536-2280 (V/TTY)
200 N. Vineyard Boulevard
Honolulu, HI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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State of Hawaii Special Education Branch and Section
(808) 733-4400
637 18th Avenue
Honolulu, HI
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Other

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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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