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, workshops, seminars, and speaking at conferences since the 1980’s. Here you will find a sampling of recent speaking engagements, presentations, and professional training from 2017-2019 under “Previous Events”. For newly scheduled presentations, search “Upcoming Events”.

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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March 2019

Γνωθι Ζ’αυτόν (Know Thyself): The Importance of Autistic Self-Knowledge

March 31
Kastoria Kastoria, Greece + Google Map

Kastoria, Western Macedonia, Greece March 31, 2019 Catherine Faherty will be a keynote speaker for what is being described as the “First Panhellenic Festival dedicated to Autism” in Kastoria, Western Macedonia, Greece. This three-day festival (March 29-31, 2019) will feature fun activities for families and individuals, and educational presentations for individuals, family members, and professionals. It is being organized by the “Association for the Protection of Autistic People – Kastoria”. Catherine Faherty’s presentation will close the festival on the third…

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May 2019

The Transformative Power of Autistic Self-Knowledge and Self-Advocacy: Speaking Your Truth

May 4
Black Mountain Black Mountain, NC United States + Google Map

Catherine Faherty and co-presenter, Jade McWilliams, Artist, Activist, and Autistic Advocate, offer a day-long seminar for autistic and non-autistic families, teachers, therapists, and allies. This seminar covers the essentials of how to foster authentic self-knowledge and teach self-advocacy, through compassionate and positive self-understanding. Practical strategies and examples will be presented, as well as personal experiences. When autistic children are raised without self-knowledge, and without a daily practice of autism-friendly ways of communicating and asking for help, they may be more…

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Camp Counselor Training

May 23 - May 26
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 Family Camp” at the Greek Orthodox Diakonia Retreat 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 23-26, 2019.  

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June 2019

Camp Counselor Training

June 10 - June 14
Black Mountain Black Mountain, NC United States + Google Map

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. For more information about Camp Lakey Gap,  for campers, and to inquire about positions of camp counselors, go to camplakeygap.org.

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December 2019

Social Stories™ Seminar

December 7 - December 8
Athens, Greece Athens, Greece + Google Map

Catherine Faherty provides training in Social Stories™ authorized by Carol Gray, to therapists and teachers, sponsored by Proseggisi, a special education clinic in Athens, Greece. For more information, contact Panagiotis Kokmotos at info@proseggisi.gr. Presentations will be given in English, with simultaneous interpretation in Greek.  

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TEACCH® Fundamentals

December 13 @ 8:00 am - December 15 @ 5:00 pm
Athens, Greece Athens, Greece + Google Map

Catherine Faherty, TEACCH® Certified Advanced Consultant, in cooperation with the TEACCH Program of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, provides authorized training in the foundational theories and strategies of Structured TEACCHing. For more information and to register, please contact Proseggisi Special Education Clinic in Athens, Greece at info@proseggisi.gr  Presentations will be given in English, with simultaneous interpretation in Greek.

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January 2020

Social Stories™ Seminar

January 1, 2020
The Republic of Malta Malta + Google Map

Catherine Faherty provides training in Social Stories™ , authorized by Carol Gray, to therapists and teachers. This is the first Social Story™ seminar in Malta, is being planned for 2020. For more information, return to this site by the fall of 2019. Date To Be Announced, 2020  

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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.