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.

Know Thyself: Nurturing Self-Knowledge, Mutual Understanding, and Self-Advocacy

Dimotiko Theatre, Piraeus, Greece Leof. Ir. Politechniou 32, Piraeus

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 […]

What Does It Mean To Me? Nurturing Self-Knowledge & Teaching Self-Advocacy for Children and Youth on the Autism Spectrum (Japan)

Saga City, Kyushu, Japan Saga City, Kyushu

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.

Autism and the Pursuit of Happiness Conference (Asheville, NC)

MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center) 121 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC

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 […]

$35

Camp Counselor Training (Salem, SC)

Greek Orthodox Diakonia Center, Salem, SC 455 Quail Ridge Rd, 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 31-June 3, 2018.

Camp Counselor Training (Black Mountain, NC)

Christmount Retreat Center 222 Fern Way, Black Mountain, NC

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 […]

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

Boone, North Carolina 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 […]

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

Evergreen Community Charter School 50 Bell Rd, Asheville, North Carolina

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 […]

TEACCH Fundamentals (Athens, Greece)

Athens, Greece Athens

Nov 2-4, 2018  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 […]

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.