Autism Education Lawyers Springfield MO

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Rivendale Institute of Learning
(417) 864-7921
1613 W. Elfindale Dr.
Springfield, MO
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Education, Support Organization

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Learning Disabilities Association of Missouri
417-864-5110 or 800-473-4965
P.O. Box 3303
Springfield, MO
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Support Organization

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C Brooke Allen
(417) 521-4474
Springfield, MO
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ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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National Autism Association
877-NAA-AUTISM; 877-622-2884
1330 W. Schatz Road
Nixa, MO
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Disability Advocacy, Other, Support Organization

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First Steps Pediatrics LLC
(314) 276-1789
10 South Euclid Avenue, Suite G
St. Louis, MO
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ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Products/Stores, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Pro
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Developmental Center of the Ozarks
(417) 831-1545
1545 E. Pythian St.
Springfield, MO
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Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Therapy Providers

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Disabilities Advocacy & Support Network
(417) 895-7464
1515 E. Pythian
Springfield, MO
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Support Organization

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Project ACCESS
(417) 836-6657
Southwest Missouri State University
Springfield, MO
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Other, Training/Seminars

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Early Learning Resources, Inc.
(417) 830-6053
N. Shadywood Drive
Ozark, MO
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Therapy Providers

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MPACT-Missouri Parents Act
800-743-7634/816-531-7070
8301 State Line #204
Kansas CIty, MO
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Activities, Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, 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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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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