Autism Education Lawyers Juneau AK

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Office of State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities
(907) 465-8729
Office of Adult & Vocational Education
Juneau, AK
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Alaska Dept. of Education
(907) 465-2972
Office of Special Education
Juneau, AK
Support Services
Educational Advocacy, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Alaska, Dept of Labor and Workforce Development
907-465-8943 or 800-478-2387 (in AK)
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Juneau, AK
Support Services
Adult Support, Job Coach, Other, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,Adult

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Alaska Department of Education
(907) 465-2972
Office of Special and Supplemental, 801 W Tenth St., Suite 200
Juneau, AK
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (Juneau)
(907) 274-5630
801 West 10th Street
Juneau, AK
Support Services
Adult Support, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Adult

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Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5 (Juneau)
(907) 465-2972
Office of Special Services and Supplemental Programs, Department of Educat
Juneau, AK
Support Services
Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Other, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool

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PARENTS: Southeast
(907) 586-6171
P.O. Box 32613
Juneau, AK
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, 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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Department of Education & Early Development Division of Teaching and Learning Support Special Ed
(907) 465-8693
801 West 10th, Suite 200
Juneau, AK
Support Services
Early Intervention, Government/State Agency

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Southeast Chapter
(907) 463-3602
9109 Mendenhall Mall Rd., Ste. 5D
Juneau, AK
Support Services
Support Organization

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Special Education Director
(907) 465-8693
801 W. 10th Street, Suite 200
Juneau, AK
Support Services
Government/State Agency

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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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