Autism Education Lawyers Poughkeepsie NY

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PlayMore Therapies LLC
845-635-9634 and 917-797-9533
PO Box 390
Pleasant Valley, NY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Amazing Kids Amazing Families-Damselfly Center
(845) 489-4745
2 Lagrange Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY
Support Services
Art Therapy, Early Intervention, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Other, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Marist Brothers- Mid Hudson Valley Camp
(845) 384-6620
PO Box 197
Esopus, NY
Support Services
Camps, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Dr Kenneth Bock
(845) 876-7082
Rhinebeck Health Center
Rhinebeck, NY
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Camp Ramapo
(845) 876-8403
PO box 266
Rhinebeck, NY
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Neil J. Pollack, C.E.O.
845-889-9204; (845) 889-4034
4885 Route 9, P.O. Box 367
Staatsburg, NY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Education, Private School (Autism Only), Therapy Providers

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Linda A. Geraci at Donoghue, Thomas, Auslander & Drohan
(845) 227-3000
2517 Route 52
Hopewell Junction, NY
Support Services
Legal Services

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Hudson Valley Behavioral Solutions
(845) 897-1788
Hopewell Junction, NY
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Steven Bock, MD
(845) 876-7082
108 Montgomery St.
Rhinebeck, NY
Support Services
DAN! Pediatrics, Medical

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Hudson Valley (NY) Chapter ASA
(845) 338-0419
18 Jansen Road
Stone Ridge, NY
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Research, Support Organization

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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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