Autism Education Lawyers Joliet IL

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Precison Education
(800) 432-0170
3714 Pandola Ave
Joliet, IL
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Midwest Hyperbaric Institute
(630) 378-1760
391 Quadrangle Dr., Suite S-1
Bolingbrook, IL
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Transitions Developmental Therapy
(708) 296-5990
1503 Spyglass Circle
Palos Heights, IL
Support Services
Activities, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, 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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Advocates United
(708) 301-6111
2112 W. Jefferson St. #242
Joliet, IL
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Speech Tree, Speech & Developmental Center
(815) 725-9992
2423 Glenwood Avenue
Joliet, IL
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Elizabeth A. Zavodny, PsyD. (The Institute for Family Development)
(708) 403-3200
15010 S. Ravinia Ave., Suite 19
Orland Park, IL
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Advocates (Special Education), Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Other, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, 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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Easter Seals: Therapeutic Day School--Tinley Park and After School Program
(708) 802-9050
7400 West 183rd St.
Tinley Park, IL
Support Services
Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization, Training/Seminars

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Chicago Autism Academy, Inc.
(708) 361-8520
12130 S. Harlem Avenue
PALOS HEIGHTS, IL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Education, Occupational Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Easter Seals Joliet Region
(815) 725-2194
Joliet, IL
Support Services
Aquatic Therapy, Assistive Technology, Doctors, Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Hope Family Services
(815) 553-0511
150 N. Scott Street, Suite 204
Joilet, IL
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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