Autism Education Lawyers Virginia Beach VA

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Center for Excellence/ Psychological Services
(757) 640-1882
4101 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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MeaAlofa Autism Support Center
(757) 465-3933
Chesapeake, VA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Malcolm Higgins, Esq.
(757) 463-9000
641 Lynnhaven Pkway, Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Legal Services

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EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program
(757) 425-8833
PO Box 4095
Virginia Beach, VA
Support Services
Art Therapy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Music Therapy, Physical Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Inclusion Support Services
(757) 437-4858
Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation, 2289 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA
Support Services
Government/State Agency, Support Organization

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C Rick Ellis, Ed.D.
(757) 640-1882
4101 Granby St
Norfolk, VA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Academic Assessments, Activities, Adult Support, Advocates (Special Education), Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Helpful Websites, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Research, Research, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Tidewater Center For Technology Access
(757) 263-2800
Laskin Road Annex
Virginia Beach, VA
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Early Intervention, Education, Other, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Montessori Academy of VA
(757) 497-9644
424 Edwin Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Private School (Autism Only)
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Preschool

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Eastern Auditory Retraining Services
(757) 373-7102
Virginia Beach, VA
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Hearing & CAPD Testing, Support / Tutoring, Tomatis/AIT
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Autism & Sensory Impairments Network
(757) 428-9036
7510 Oceanfront Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA
Support Services
Other

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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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