Autism Education Lawyers Miami Beach FL

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Childrens Center for Therapy and Learning
(305) 895-0444
2124 NE 123rd Street
North Miami, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Educational Advocacy, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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University of Miami - Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities
(305) 284-6563
5665 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL
Support Services
Adult Support, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Research, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, 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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The Victory School, Inc., c/o Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center
(305) 466-1142
Sanford L. Ziff Campus
North Miami Beach, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Education, Private School (Autism Only), Social Skills Training

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Autism Consortium of Nova Southeastern Univ.
(954) 262-7168
3301 College Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Support Services
Education, Medical, Therapy Providers

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Frontier Travel Camp, Inc.
(305) 895-1123
1000 Quayside Terrace #904
Miami Shores, FL
Support Services
Other

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College Living Experience
(800) 486-5058
6555 Nova Drive, Ste 300
Davie, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Career Counseling, Education, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Private School (Multi-disability), Residential, Residential Facility, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
Adult

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UM Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
1-800-9-AUTISM or (305) 284-6563
5665 Ponce de Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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South Florida Child Development Center (Angela M. Gonzalez)
(305) 733-5918
7600 SW 104 Street
Miami, FL
Support Services
Education, Social Skills Training

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Lauren R. Braun, R.D., L.D.
(305) 892-1404
2000 Towerside Terrace Tower 2
Miami, FL
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DAN! Pediatrics, Medical, Nutritional Counseling, Other

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Mailman Center for Child Development
(305) 243-6801
University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, 1601 NW 1
Miami, FL
Support Services
Research, Training/Seminars

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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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