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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December 16-17, 2017 in Athens Greece. Catherine Faherty provides training in Social Stories™ to therapists and teachers, sponsored by Proseggisi, a special education clinic in Athens.Find out more »
This event has been postponed to later in 2018. The new date will be posted when confirmed. Announcing a new seminar in 2018, to be held at the beautiful Dimotiko Theatre in Piraeus, the port city near Athens. Catherine Faherty offers essential information and encouragement to parents, teachers, therapists, and autistic adults, titled Γνωθι Σ'αυτον ("Know Thyself"). It covers the rationale, along with practical strategies for parents, teachers, therapists, and autistic adults to nurture self-knowledge, mutual understanding, and self-advocacy. Since the…Find out more »
What Does It Mean To Me? Nurturing Self-Knowledge & Teaching Self-Advocacy for Children and Youth on the Autism Spectrum (Japan)
This event has been postponed to a later date. The new date will be posted when confirmed. All of Catherine Faherty's books have recently been translated and published in Japanese. She is thrilled to return to Japan in April 2018 at the invitation of Tomoko Haramaki, long-time colleague and one of Japan's foremost autism professionals.Find out more »
April 14 2018 at the Educational Building of MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center) in Asheville, NC. Catherine Faherty is one of the supporters of this annual conference. This conference welcomes all members of the community - individuals, families, professionals, allies, to listen to autistic speakers sharing their experiences, knowledge, ideas, inspirations. This year's Autism and the Pursuit of Happinesss Conference will focus on the importance of building community. For more information and to register, visit empowerautism.com/events.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 31-June 3, 2018.Find out more »
June 11-14 2018 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. For more information about this wonderful autism-friendly camp for autistic children and adults, visit www.camplakeygap.orgFind out more »
A Practical Approach: Improving communication, interaction, and teaching with students who have autistic styles of thinking and learning (Black Mountain, NC)
Catherine provides an individualized in-service training for the teachers, mentors, and therapists working at the Asheville Academy for Girls, a residential program in the mountains of North Carolina.Find out more »
Consulting to Camp Lakey Gap, Overnight Summer Camp for Autistic Children and Adults (Black Mountain, NC)
Catherine serves as the full-time consultant for the final week of the summer of 2018. This week is the last “Adult Week” at this premier overnight summer camp. For more information about the camp: visit www.camplakeygap.orgFind out more »
The Transformative Power of Autistic Self-Knowledge and Self-Advocacy: Speaking Your Truth (Boone, NC)
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…Find out more »
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.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.