Autism Education Lawyers Jamaica NY

Local resource for autism education lawyers in Jamaica. 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.

Queens County Parents Autism Coalition, Inc. (QCPAC)
(347) 527-5123
122-15 115th Ave
South Ozone Park, NY
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Educational Advocacy, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Parsons Pre-School
(718) 297-7118
84-16 Parsons Blvd.
Jamaica, NY
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
Preschool

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I.C.C.D. (Interdisciplinary Center for Child Development)
(718) 428-5370
35-55 223 Street
Bayside, NY
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Playmake Educational Consulting (Dr. Diane Fraser Ed.D.)
(516) 897-0081
270 Shore Road # 47
Long Beach, NY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Educational Advocacy, Other, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Big Apple Speech Guy
(917) 282-0579
302 E. 91 St.
New York, NY
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Springfield Gardens Childhood Center
(718) 527-5220
145-02 Farmers Blvd.
Springfield Gdns, NY
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy, Other

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Crossroads School for Child Devlopment
(718) 327-3401
90 Henry St
Inwood, NY
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Stacy Breen
(516) 632-5297
98 West Windsor
Oceanside, NY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Advocates (Special Education), Biomedical Intervention, Chiropractors, DAN! Doctors, DAN! Pediatrics, Educational Advocacy, Health Food Stores / Markets, Private School (Autism Only)
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,Preschool

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The Rebecca School
(212) 810-4120
40 East 30th Street
New York, NY
Support Services
Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Lindamood Bell, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Tomatis/AIT, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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The Marsh Law Firm PLLC
(212) 372-3030
PO Box 4668 #65135
New York, NY
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Lawyers (Special Education), Legal Services
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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