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Catherine Faherty has been creating autism teacher training models and speaking at conferences since the 1980’s. Use the calendar to learn more about upcoming and recent speaking engagements, presentations, and professional training.

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April 2017

What Is True For Me…A Practical Approach to Teaching and Learning Self Advocacy (Asheville, NC)

April 3
Asheville, NC Asheville, NC United States + Google Map

April 3, 2017 for the Autism Symposium in Asheville, North Carolina. Since the 1990’s, Catherine Faherty has been committed to discovering what it takes to help children and adults on the autism spectrum to speak for themselves, to speak their truth, to become self-advocates. She shares insights, experiences, and generous practical suggestions - based on understanding and respect for unique learning styles - to best nurture and promote the practice of self-advocacy.

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Understanding Cognition & Related Issues for Individuals with ASD, and the Extensive, Effective Use of Visually Structured Strategies (Kinston, NC)

April 7
Caswell Development Center, 2415 W Vernon Ave
Kinston, NC 28504 United States
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April 7, 2017 at Caswell Developmental Center in Kinston, North Carolina, sponsored by the University of North Carolina AHEC, specifically for the Allied Health Staff, Psychologists, Social Workers, Direct Care Staff, Nurses, Teachers and other staff at Caswell Developmental Center. This full day training is an in-depth overview of the rationale and implementation of a variety of visually structured strategies for a variety of purposes, from organizational skills to communication support; and for a wide range of individuals, from children…

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On Friendship: Assumptions, Questions, and A Vision (Asheville, NC)

April 22
Asheville, NC Asheville, NC United States + Google Map

April 22, 2017 at the fourth Annual Autism and the Pursuit of Happiness Conference in Asheville, North Carolina. Catherine Faherty and co-presenter Jade McWilliams share the results of their widely distributed survey about friendship, comparing the results of autistic and non-autistic respondents. They discuss and question common assumptions about autism-related friendship in schools, families, and adult life; and highlight models to nurture within our community.

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Social Stories™ Describing Life! (Kinston, NC)

April 27
Caswell Development Center, 2415 W Vernon Ave
Kinston, NC 28504 United States
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April 27, 2017 at Caswell Developmental Center in Kinston, North Carolina, sponsored by the University of North Carolina AHEC, specifically for the Allied Health Staff, Psychologists, Social Workers, Direct Care Staff, Nurses, Teachers and other staff at Caswell Developmental Center. This training covers the rationale and practical use of Social Stories with in-depth training in the preparation, writing, and creative use of Social Stories to nurture greater mutual understanding for individuals on the autism spectrum, and those who work with…

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May 2017

Autistic-Friendly Ways of Interacting and Communicating (Marshall, NC)

May 8
Horse Sense of the Carolinas, 6919 Meadows Town Rd
Marshall, NC 28753
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May 8, 2017, Catherine Faherty provides in-service training for the therapists and staff of The Heart of Horse Sense, a therapeutic equestrian program for children and adults in Leicester, North Carolina.

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Camp Counselor Training (Salem, SC)

May 25 - May 28
Greek Orthodox Diakonia Center, 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 25-28, 2017.

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June 2017

Camp Counselor Training (Black Mountain, NC)

June 12 - June 16
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
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
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 - December 10
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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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.