Autism Education Lawyers Lancaster CA

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Mrs. Shaffers Tutoring
(831) 419-0758
42904 Lesina Drive
Lake Hughes, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Activities, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Education, Educational Advocacy, Other, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Richard Huemer, M.D.
(661) 945-4502
c/o Hull Eye Center, 1739 W. Avenue J
Lancaster, CA
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DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Sharon Hensel-Cohen
(818) 968-2337
24772 Callle Serranona
Calabasas, CA
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Hill & Dale Family Learning Center, Inc.
(310) 450-2803
2801 25th Street
Santa Monica, CA
Support Services
Babysitting / Childcare, Educational Advocacy, Schools, Preschool, Typical
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Bonsall West Elementary
(760) 721-8001
5050 El Mirlo Drive
Oceanside, CA
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Families Caring for Families/PIN
(805) 949-1746
P.O. Box 368
Lancaster, CA
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Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Community Therapies
(661) 945-7878
861 Auto Center Drive
Palmdale, CA
Support Services
Early Intervention, FastForword, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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California Department of Special Education
(916) 445-4613
P.O. Box 944272
Sacramento, CA
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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Orion Academy
(925) 377-0789
350 Rheem Boulevard
Moraga, CA
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy, Other
Ages Supported
9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Kirstin Hall
(619) 871-5126
2537 Ferdinand Road
San Diego, CA
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Advocates (Special Education), Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Sensory Integration, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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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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