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

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.

Social Stories™ Describing Life! (Kinston, NC)

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 them – therapists, teachers, parents, and others.

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 to adults.

Camp Counselor Training (Salem, SC)

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.

Social Stories™ Describing Life! (Athens, Greece)

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 will be given in English, with simultaneous translation in Greek.

NOTE: This seminar is exclusively for SATEA members. If you are not a public school special education teacher/member of SATEA, you can register for Social Story training with Proseggisi who is offering Social Stories training in Athens with Catherine Faherty, in December 2017.

 

TEACCH Fundamentals (Athens, Greece)

November 11-13, 2016 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.