Autism Education Lawyers Mesa AZ

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Advocates Across America
1243 E Chicago Circle
Chandler, AZ
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Support Organization

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Play A.B.A.
(480) 839-6000
P.O. Box 51521
Phoenix, AZ
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,6-8 Grade

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Arizona Autism Support
(480) 241-8876
1935 South Silver Drive
Apache Junction, AZ
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Research, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Gateway Academy
(480) 209-7975
14255 76th Place
Scottsdale, AZ
Support Services
Education, Private School (Autism Only)

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RISE Autism Center
480-497-1889 ext. 2150
Mesa, AZ
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Amy Perkins
(480) 282-1646
Scottsdale, AZ
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Academic Assessments, Babysitting / Childcare, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Nutritional Counseling, Play Therapy, Respite, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Play ABA
(480) 839-6000
600 E. Baseline Rd.
Tempe, AZ
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Education, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Center for Autism & Related Disorders
(602) 325-2485
1620 N. 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Play Therapy, RDI, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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S.E.E.K Arizona, LLC
(480) 902-0771
921 S Val Vista Drive
Mesa, AZ
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Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Therapy Providers

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Hill Child Counseling
(480) 612-4444
4121 E. Valley Auto Drive
Gilbert, AZ
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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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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