Autism Education Lawyers Newhall CA

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Academy for the Advancement of Children with Autism (AACA)
(818) 882-0200
20040 Parthenia Street
Northridge, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Psychological Counseling, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Pacific Schools & The Help Group Child & Family Center
(877) 943-5747
15339 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, CA
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Summit View School: Coldwater Canyon Prep Program (The Help Group)
(877) 943-5747
6455 Coldwater Canyon Blvd.
Valley Glen, CA
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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AuditoryAdvantage.com
818-763-7983, 818-258-0032
6219 Ben Ave.
North Hollywood, CA
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Village Glen School (Sherman Oaks Campus)
(818) 781-0360
13130 Burbank Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Kidsville USA
(818) 886-3508
8464 Corbin Avenue
Northridge, CA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Rhonda H. Solomon, Ph.D.
(818) 997-0490
Encino, CA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Art Therapy, Behavior Assessment, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Westmark School
(818) 986-5045
5461 Louise Avenue
Encino, CA
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy, Other

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Childrens Developmental Milestones
(818) 936-3486
6303 Owensmouth Ave, 10th floor
Woodland Hills, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Other, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Lori Mintzer
(818) 259-3681
Woodland Hills, CA
Support Services
Advocates (Special Education), Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 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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