Autism Education Lawyers Orlando FL

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Autism Recovery Network of Florida
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Orlando, FL
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Doctor Referrals, Educational Advocacy, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Vaccine Awareness
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Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Threshold Childhood Development
(407) 671-7060
3550 N Goldenrod Rd
Winter Park, FL
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Education, Educational Advocacy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade

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Greater Orlando (FL) Chapter ASA
(407) 855-0235
4743 Hearthside Drive
Orlando, FL
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Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Inflatable Bounce Houses/Parties, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,1-5 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult

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1st Choice Behavior Solutions
(407) 460-1021
203 East Tenth Street
Sanford, FL
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Research, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Maitland Academy
(407) 599-5777
140 Tonina Cove, Suite 100
Maitland, FL
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Education, Occupational Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade

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Professional Communication Services, Inc.
(407) 629-7724
1294 Palmetto Ave.
Winter Park, FL
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Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Donna L. Kirk, Esquire
(407) 401-9575
Kamleiter & Kirk
Orlando, FL
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Educational Advocacy, Legal Services
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Bright Feats Directory
(407) 461-4847
522 Hunt Club Blvd #351
Apopka, FL
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ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, DAN! Pediatrics, DAN! Pediatrics, Dentists, Disability Advocacy, Doctors, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Doctors, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Doctors, Pediatric Hermatologist, Doctors, Pediatric Hermatologist, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, State Resources, Support / Tutoring,
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Interventions Unlimited, Inc.
(407) 678-8889
1265 S. Semoran Blvd.
Winter Park, FL
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Private School (Autism Only), Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Florida Autism Center
(407) 413-9550
1708 Lexington Green Lane
Sanford, FL
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ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Military Families, Private School (Autism Only), Research, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Social Skills Training, State Resources, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Insurance, State Resources, Parent Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars, Vaccine Awareness, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 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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