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About Catherine Faherty

Catherine Faherty

Catherine Faherty is an autism author, trainer, teacher, and consultant and the author of four books, one of which was honored as the Autism Society of America’s 2009 Outstanding Literary Work.

She worked as an autism specialist with the internationally recognized TEACCH program in North Carolina for more than two decades from 1990 to 2012 as a parent consultant; child and adult therapist; consultant to school programs; trainer of teachers and other professionals locally, nationally,and internationally; and facilitator of social groups for adults on the spectrum, along with support and education groups for parents and family members.

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Catherine offers the following services:

  • Professional training for teachers, therapists
  • Keynote presentations
  • Conference presentations
  • Social Stories™ workshops
  • Consultation to classrooms
  • Consultation to parents
  • Training/Consultation to summer camps
  • Mentoring for professionals (local, regional, and overseas)
  • Autism-friendly books for youth, adults, families, professionals



Autism: What Does It Mean to Me?: A Workbook Explaining Self Awareness and Life Lessons to the Child or Youth with High Functioning Autism or Aspergers

Autism: What Does It Mean to Me? is an indispensable and transformative tool, and lifelong companion for autistic people, their parents and families, and professionals. Written by internationally renowned autism trainer, teacher, and advocate and best-selling author Catherine Faherty, the workbook is engaged by the autistic child or adult to enhance self-understanding and awareness and foster communication with others about needs, preferences, and identity.

Understanding Death and Illness and What They Teach about Life: An Interactive Guide for Individuals with Autism or Asperger’s and Their Loved Ones

Finally, family members and professionals have true guidance for these difficult, but necessary, conversations. Author Catherine Faherty offers detailed, concrete explanations of illness, dying, life after death, losing a pet, and numerous other issues. Her descriptions are written with such care, even caregivers will be comforted by her words.

Asperger’s What Does It Mean to Me?: A Workbook Explaining Self Awareness and Life Lessons to the Child or Youth with High Functioning Autism or Aspergers.

This is a book that will never become irrelevant or “outdated.” Every child who uses it also becomes its co-author. Each chapter is divided in two parts: the first part – the Workbook – is for the child to complete, by writing or highlighting “What is True for Me” in lists of simple statements. The second part – “For Parents and Teachers” – contains helpful tips/information for the adult who guides him through the exercises.

Autism and Girls: World-Renowned Experts Join Those with Autism Syndrome to Resolve Issues That Girls and Women Face Every Day!

Autism and Girls is a revised and updated edition of the best-selling book, Asperger’s and Girls. This groundbreaking audiobook describes the unique challenges of women and girls with autism spectrum disorder. In it, you’ll listen to candid stories written by the indomitable women who have lived them and hear experts discuss whether ASD girls are slipping under the radar and remaining undiagnosed. This second edition provides practical solutions schools can implement and social tips for teenage girls navigating puberty, the transition to work or university, and highlights the importance of and strategies for careers. Winner of the Gold Award, Foreword Book of the Year.

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