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

This page is an introduction to  Catherine Faherty's  website. To communicate with Catherine Faherty, write  catherine@catherinefaherty.com.


REVISED AND EXPANDED 2ND EDITION: Now Available!

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 the following information on this website by clicking the links.

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


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


  • For Catherine's personal perspective on autism, go to My point of view.
    There are many different ways of being in the world. Autism is a way of thinking and being.



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




Lydia Brown

TERMINOLOGY: Throughout these pages, you will read terms such as autistic adults, children with ASD, etc. For a clear and concise explanation about terminology, 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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