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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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.

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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
Warsaw, Poland Warsaw, Poland + Google Map

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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September 2018

The Transformative Power of Autistic Self-Knowledge and Self-Advocacy: Speaking Your Truth (Boone, NC)

September 21, 2018
Boone, North Carolina Boone, NC + Google Map

September 21, 2018 in Boone, North Carolina. Catherine Faherty and co-presenter Jade McWilliams, Artist, Activist, and Autistic Advocate, provide a full-day seminar for teachers, therapists, and other professionals who work on behalf of children and adults on the autism spectrum; autistic adults, friends and allies, parents and family members. This day-long seminar covers the essentials of how to foster authentic self-knowledge and self-advocacy, including when to talk with your child about autism, and how to nurture self-understanding in open and…

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Observation, Consultation, and Individualized Training for Teachers (Asheville, NC)

September 25, 2018 - September 28, 2018
Evergreen Community Charter School, 50 Bell Rd
Asheville, North Carolina 28805 United States
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Catherine’s favorite consultation model starts by observing the target classrooms at the beginning of the week, and listening to the teachers questions and concerns. Next, she creates a full-day training for teachers and administration, responding directly to the individual needs of the program, and finally returns to present this training at the end of the week.

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November 2020

A Social StoriesTM 10.2 Webinar – a live, interactive webinar with Catherine Faherty

November 5 @ 6:30 am - November 19 @ 9:00 pm
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Jade McWilliams' artwork showing how the "Universe is made of Stories!" Good news for teachers, therapists, and family members! You are now able to easily attend authentic Social StoryTM seminars taught by one of the few Carol Gray's Social Story Team Members, Catherine Faherty, from your home or office. This accessible, live, and interactive webinar consists of five sessions, presented live over the course of three consecutive weeks, and is taught in English. NOTE ABOUT TIME: Being sponsored by TAASC…

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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: