There is an overabundance of information for autistic children and adults on how to be social, and it's always from a non-autistic perspective.Speaking and Training Schedule

Catherine Faherty has been creating autism teacher training models and speaking at conferences since the 1980’s. Below is a sampling of her most recent presentations from 2017 and 2018 speaking engagements, presentations, and professional training.

Text from photo on left: There is an overabundance of information for autistic children and adults on “how to be social”…and it’s always from a non-autistic perspective.

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June 2017

Camp Counselor Training (Black Mountain, NC)

June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017
Christmount Retreat Center, 222 Fern Way
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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June 12-16, 2017 at Christmount Retreat Center in Black Mountain, North Carolina. As a member of a training team of autism professionals and autistic campers, Catherine provides a week-long training for this summer's camp counselors at Camp Lakey Gap, an overnight summer camp for children and adults on the autism spectrum.

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July 2017

Social Stories™ Describing Life! (Greensboro, NC)

July 25, 2017
UNC Greensboro, 1400 Spring Garden St
Greeensboro, NC 27412
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July 25, 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Catherine Faherty provides training in Social Stories as part of the Summer Institute for North Carolina Public School Special Educators.

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November 2017

What Does It Mean To Me? Nurturing Self-Knowledge & Teaching Self-Advocacy for Children and Youth on the Autism Spectrum (Warsaw, Poland)

November 5, 2017
Warsaw, Poland Warsaw, Poland + Google Map

November 5, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. Catherine Faherty provides a full-day conference presentation, as part of a two-day seminar sponsored by the SYNAPSIS Foundation in Poland.

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December 2017

Social Stories™ Describing Life! (Athens, Greece)

December 9, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Athens, Greece Athens, Greece + Google Map

December 9-10, 2017 in Athens Greece. Catherine Faherty provides training in Social Stories™ to therapists and teachers, sponsored by Proseggisi, a special education clinic in Athens.

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Social Stories™ Describing Life! (Athens, Greece)

December 16, 2017 - December 17, 2017
Athens, Greece Athens, Greece + Google Map

December 16-17, 2017 in Athens Greece. Catherine Faherty provides training in Social Stories™ to therapists and teachers, sponsored by Proseggisi, a special education clinic in Athens.

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March 2018

Know Thyself: Nurturing Self-Knowledge, Mutual Understanding, and Self-Advocacy

March 9
Dimotiko Theatre, Piraeus, Greece, Leof. Ir. Politechniou 32
Piraeus, 185 35 Greece
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This event has been postponed to later in 2018. The new date will be posted when confirmed. Announcing a new seminar in 2018, to be held at the beautiful Dimotiko Theatre in Piraeus, the port city near Athens. Catherine Faherty offers essential information and encouragement to parents, teachers, therapists, and autistic adults, titled Γνωθι Σ'αυτον ("Know Thyself"). It covers the rationale, along with practical strategies for parents, teachers, therapists, and autistic adults to nurture self-knowledge, mutual understanding, and self-advocacy. Since the…

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April 2018

What Does It Mean To Me? Nurturing Self-Knowledge & Teaching Self-Advocacy for Children and Youth on the Autism Spectrum (Japan)

April 14 - April 15
Saga City, Kyushu, Japan Saga City, Kyushu Japan + Google Map

This event has been postponed to a later date. The new date will be posted when confirmed. All of Catherine Faherty's books have recently been translated and published in Japanese. She is thrilled to return to Japan in April 2018 at the invitation of Tomoko Haramaki, long-time colleague and one of Japan's foremost autism professionals.

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Autism and the Pursuit of Happiness Conference (Asheville, NC)

April 14
MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center), 121 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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$35

April 14 2018 at the Educational Building of MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center) in Asheville, NC. Catherine Faherty is one of the supporters of this annual conference. This conference welcomes all members of the community - individuals, families, professionals, allies, to listen to autistic speakers sharing their experiences, knowledge, ideas, inspirations. This year's Autism and the Pursuit of Happinesss Conference will focus on the importance of building community. For more information and to register, visit empowerautism.com/events.

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May 2018

Camp Counselor Training (Salem, SC)

May 31 - June 3
Greek Orthodox Diakonia Center, Salem, SC, 455 Quail Ridge Rd
Salem, SC 29676
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Catherine Faherty trains camp counselors, and consults to "Christ the Good Shepherd Special Needs Family Camp" at the Greek Orthodox Diakonia Center in Salem, South Carolina. This program serves the whole family with autistic family members. This year's camp counselor training and camp weekend is May 31-June 3, 2018.

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June 2018

Camp Counselor Training (Black Mountain, NC)

June 11 - June 14
Christmount Retreat Center, 222 Fern Way
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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June 11-14  2018 at Christmount Retreat Center in Black Mountain, North Carolina. As a member of a training team of autism professionals and autistic campers, Catherine provides a week-long training for this summer's camp counselors at Camp Lakey Gap, an overnight summer camp for children and adults on the autism spectrum. For more information about this wonderful autism-friendly camp for autistic children and adults, visit www.camplakeygap.org

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Catherine Faherty has been creating autism teacher training models and speaking at conferences since the 1980’s.  To inquire about these topics; or to find out if she can speak about another topic, contact: catherine@catherinefaherty.com.