Autism Education Lawyers Rochester NY

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The Autism Council, Inc.
(585) 413-1681
Rochester, NY
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Adult Support, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, State Resources, Parent Training, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult

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Clinical Associates of the Finger Lakes (Diane D. Leitgeb)
(585) 924-7207
590 Fishers Station Drive #130
Victor, NY
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Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Stepping Stones Learning Center
(585) 467-4567
41 Colebrook Drive
Rochester, NY
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Floortime, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Research, Respite, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Organization, Tomatis/AIT, Verbal Behavior

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Joyce B. Berkowitz, M.Ed., J.D.
(716) 325-4317
16 W. Main St., #246
Rochester, NY
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Disability Advocacy, Legal Services

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Better Days Ahead-Family Support Network
(716) 325-3145
320 Goodman Street North
Rochester, NY
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Disability Advocacy, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Support Organization

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The Advocacy Center
585-546-1700 or 800-650-4967
590 South Avenue
Rochester, NY
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Advocates (Special Education), Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, State Resources, Parent Training, Training/Seminars

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Stepping Stones Learning Center (Beth Grier-Leva)
(585) 467-4567
41 Colebrook Dr.
Rochester, NY
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Education, Other, Therapy Providers

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Lawrence Krieger Attorney
(585) 325-2640
8 Exchange Blvd Suite 400
Rochester, NY
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Lawyers (Family Law)

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The Greater Rochester Attention Deficit Disorder Association , Inc. (GRADDA)
585-251-2322; (585) 263-3323
339 East Ave, Suite 420
Rochester, NY
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Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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University of Rochester: Autism Spectrum Disorders Program
(585) 275-6605
University of Rochester, Medical Center, Strong Center for Developmental Di
Rochester, NY
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Other, 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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