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 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.Find out more »
Understanding Cognition & Related Issues for Individuals with ASD, and the Extensive, Effective Use of Visually Structured Strategies (Kinston, NC)
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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 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.Find out more »
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.