Autism Education Lawyers Jersey City NJ

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Different Roads to Learning
(800) 853-1057
12 West 18th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY
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Educational Advocacy, Products/Stores

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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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Best Buddies ® (Kayle Jacoby)
(212) 209-3904
708 Third Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY
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Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Support Organization

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Felicia Fera Speech Pathology
(646) 701-1965
332 E 67th St
New York, NY
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Behavorial Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Private School (Multi-disability), Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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The Learning Spring Elementary School
(212) 239-4926
254 West 29th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade

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The Churchill School & Center
(212) 722-0610
301 E. 29th Street
New York, NY
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy

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Autism Speaks
(212) 252-8584
2 Park Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY
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Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Other, Research

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George Zelma
(212) 247-4650
New York, NY
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Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Lawyers (Family Law), Lawyers (Special Education)
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Education Law Center
(973) 624-1815
60 Park Place, Suite 300
Newark, NJ
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Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy

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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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