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.

Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Events Search

January 2017

Nurturing Resilience: Talking with children and other autistic family members about difficult-to-talk-about topics…death, dying, private and public tragedies (Orlando, FL)

January 21, 2017
Florida Mall, in Orlando, Florida., Florida Mall
Orlando, FL United States
+ Google Map

January 21, 2017. Catherine Faherty and co-presenter, Alberto Breccia,  LCSW, present at the 2017 CARD Conference in Orlando, Florida. The conference occurs at the Florida Mall, in Orlando, Florida.  

Find out more »

February 2017

Social Stories™ Describing Life! (Athens, Greece)

February 25, 2017 - February 26, 2017
Dimotiko Theatre, Piraeus, Greece, Leof. Ir. Politechniou 32
Piraeus, 185 35 Greece
+ Google Map

February 25-26, 2017. Catherine Faherty provides training in Social Stories for members of SATEA, a society of public school special education teachers. This special 2-day seminar is organized and sponsored by the Association of Graduates of the Departments of Special Education,  ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΑΠΟΦΟΙΤΩΝ ΤΜΗΜΑΤΩΝ ΕΙΔΙΚΗΣ ΑΓΩΓΗΣ,  ΣΑΤΕΑ, an organization of public school special education teachers in Greece, to provide continuing education and training  for public school special education teachers. This seminar includes lectures and interactive discussion with Catherine Faherty.  Presentations…

Find out more »

April 2017

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

April 3, 2017
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.

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
Caswell Development Center, Kinston, NC, 2415 W Vernon Ave
Kinston, NC 28504 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

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

April 22, 2017
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.

Find out more »

Social Stories™ Describing Life! (Kinston, NC)

April 27, 2017
Caswell Development Center, Kinston, NC, 2415 W Vernon Ave
Kinston, NC 28504 United States
+ Google Map

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 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
+ Google Map

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 »

Camp Counselor Training (Salem, SC)

May 25, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Greek Orthodox Diakonia Center, Salem, SC, 455 Quail Ridge Rd
Salem, SC 29676
+ Google Map

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 2017

Camp Counselor Training (Black Mountain, NC)

June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017
Christmount Retreat Center, 222 Fern Way
Black Mountain, NC 28711
+ Google Map

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 2017

Social Stories™ Describing Life! (Greensboro, NC)

July 25, 2017
UNC Greensboro, 1400 Spring Garden St
Greeensboro, NC 27412
+ Google Map

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 »
+ Export Events

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.