Autism Education Lawyers Wichita KS

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Families Together, Inc. - Witchita
1-888-815-6364 or (316) 945-7747 Voice/TTY
Wichita Administrative & Parent Center
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Irlen Clinic of Wichita
(316) 689-4233
151 Whittier, Ste. 1000-A
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Assistive Technology, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult

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Heartspring
316-634-8812, (Cell) 316-214-1132
8700 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Education, Private School (Multi-disability), Residential, Residential Facility

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Rainbows United, Inc.
(316) 267-5437
340 S. Broadway
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respite, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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KETCH (Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped)
(316) 383-8700
1006 East Waterman
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Training/Seminars

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Families Together, Inc.
316-945-7747 or 1-888-815-6364
3033 W. 2nd, Suite 106
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Adult Support, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Helpful Websites, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Heartspring School: A worldwide center for children with special needs
(316) 634-8700
8700 East 29th Street North
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Education, Therapy Providers

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United Way of the Plains
(316) 267-1321
245 N. Water
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Support Organization

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Rainbows United, Inc. (Main Office)
(316) 267-5437
340 S. Broadway
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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KETCH: Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped
(316) 383-8700
1006 East Waterman
Wichita, KS
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, 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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