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 2017

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

April 22, 2017
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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, 2017
Caswell Development Center, Kinston, NC, 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, 2017
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, 2017 - May 28, 2017
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 25-28, 2017.

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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
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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
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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
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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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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.