"What's autism-friendly is human-friendly. Humans are a diverse bunch of beings." C. Faherty

This Home Page is an introduction to  Catherine Faherty's  website. Scroll down to find out what you can find on the complete site.  To communicate with Catherine Faherty, write  catherine@catherinefaherty.com.

ANNOUNCING: August 2016
Catherine is taking over the Cooking Social Group that Empower Autism has been running for the last several years, locally in Asheville. The August session - 4 consecutive Tuesdays - starts soon! There are only 2 places available for the 4 weeks of the August session. Contact Catherine for information.


full-cover NOT-FOR-PRINT (2014,03-27)

Newly published in Greece!

Autism...What Does It Mean To Me?

Click here to locate translations of Catherine's books in Greek, Spanish, Danish, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, German, and Finnish.

You can find more by clicking the red text.

Catherine Faherty, teaching Understanding Friends
  • For information on what Catherine offers school systems, classrooms, teachers, therapists, families, children, and adults, go to Services. For a sample of her current speaking schedule, go to Catherine's Speaking Schedule.

  • For information about her user-friendly books  and their translations in nine languages, and to download articles of practical, useful information by Catherine Faherty, go to Publications.

  • To communicate, or to inquire about scheduling with Catherine, go to  Contact.

FAQ's about mentorship with Catherine Faherty

For professionals interested in deepening their understanding and practical practice through a long-distance mentorship with Catherine Faherty. 

A NEW TRAINING on Happiness, research, and its significance to the autism community. Contact Catherine for information.

Lydia Brown

A NOTE ABOUT TERMS: Throughout these pages, you will read terms such as autistic adults, children with ASD, etc. For a clear and concise explanation about these terms, I refer you to Jim Sinclair's excellent essay titled Why I dislike person-first language. For a longer discussion with related links, also read Lydia Brown's essay on identity-first language and person-first language on the ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network) website. (Photo of Lydia Brown.)

To inquire about Catherine Faherty's services, catherine@catherinefaherty.com.   

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