Autism Education Lawyers Watertown NY

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NNY Autism Center
(315) 733-5405
103 South Main Street
Black River, NY
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Biomedical Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Dr. Bruce L. Russell
(315) 773-5405
103 South Main Street
Black River, NY
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Biomedical Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Medical, Nutritional Counseling

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Frishman & Faber
(914) 241-3680
83 South Bedford Road
Mount Kisco, NY
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Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Felicia Fera Speech Pathology
(646) 701-1965
332 E 67th St
New York, NY
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Private School (Multi-disability), 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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Enable
(315) 455-7591
1603 Court Street
Syracuse, NY
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Aquatic Therapy, Assistive Technology, Camps, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Doctors, Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Residential, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, 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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NIDS NNY CLINIC
(315) 773-6135
204 North Main Street
Black River, NY
Support Services
Biomedical Intervention, Research, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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RELATE (Debbie Meringolo, MA, MS)
(718) 430-3914
1165 Morris Park Avenue, Rousso Building 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Colleges/universities, degrees in teaching/special ed., Dentists, Disability Advocacy, Doctors, Pediatric Neurologist, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Research, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, State Resources, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Parent Training, Support / Tutoring, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Springfield Gardens Childhood Center
(718) 527-5220
145-02 Farmers Blvd.
Springfield Gdns, NY
Support Services
Education, Educational Advocacy, Other

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Valerie
(845) 750-3982
Paradiz, Ph.D.
Woodstock, NY
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Adult Support, Camps, Camps, Career Counseling, Colleges/universities, degrees in teaching/special ed., Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Independent Living Centers, Job Coach, Military Families, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Residential, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Support Group Meetings, Training/Seminars, Vocational Rehabilitation Centers
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 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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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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