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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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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A Practical Approach: Improving communication, interaction, and teaching with students who have autistic styles of thinking and learning (Black Mountain, NC)

June 27
Asheville Academy for Girls, 126 Camp Elliot Rd
Black Mountain, NC 28711 United States
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Catherine provides an individualized in-service training for the teachers, mentors, and therapists working at the Asheville Academy for Girls, a residential program in the mountains of North Carolina.  

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July 2018

Consulting to Camp Lakey Gap, Overnight Summer Camp for Autistic Children and Adults (Black Mountain, NC)

July 29 - August 3
Christmount Retreat Center, 222 Fern Way
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Catherine serves as the full-time consultant for the final week of the summer of 2018. This week is the last “Adult Week” at this premier overnight summer camp.  For more information about the camp: visit www.camplakeygap.org

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September 2018

The Transformative Power of Autistic Self-Knowledge and Self-Advocacy: Speaking Your Truth (Boone, NC)

September 21
Boone, North Carolina Boone, NC + Google Map

September 21, 2018 in Boone, North Carolina. Catherine Faherty and co-presenter Jade McWilliams, Artist, Activist, and Autistic Advocate, provide a full-day seminar for teachers, therapists, and other professionals who work on behalf of children and adults on the autism spectrum; autistic adults, friends and allies, parents and family members. This day-long seminar covers the essentials of how to foster authentic self-knowledge and self-advocacy, including when to talk with your child about autism, and how to nurture self-understanding in open and…

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Observation, Consultation, and Individualized Training for Teachers (Asheville, NC)

September 25 - September 28
Evergreen Community Charter School, 50 Bell Rd
Asheville, North Carolina 28805 United States
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Catherine’s favorite consultation model starts by observing the target classrooms at the beginning of the week, and listening to the teachers questions and concerns. Next, she creates a full-day training for teachers and administration, responding directly to the individual needs of the program, and finally returns to present this training at the end of the week.

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November 2018

TEACCH Fundamentals (Athens, Greece)

November 2 - November 4
Athens, Greece Athens, Greece + Google Map

Nov 2-4, 2018  in Athens, Greece, Catherine Faherty, TEACCH Certified Advanced Consultant, provides training in the foundational theory and strategies of Structured TEACCHing. For more information or to register, please contact Proseggisi, a Speech and Language clinic, Special Education and training provider based in Athens, Greece. Presentations will be given in English, with simultaneous translation in Greek.

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TEACCH Fundamentals (Athens, Greece)

November 9 - November 11
Athens, Greece Athens, Greece + Google Map

Due to high demand and a long waiting list, this training will be repeated for a second weekend: Nov 9-11, 2018  in Athens, Greece, Catherine Faherty, TEACCH Certified Advanced Consultant, provides training in the foundational theory and strategies of Structured TEACCHing. For more information or to register, please contact Proseggisi, a Speech and Language clinic, Special Education and training provider based in Athens, Greece. Presentations will be given in English, with simultaneous translation in Greek.  

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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.