Want to enhance the quality of life of a person with autism?
Want to help maximize the potential of a person with autism?
Need practical tips and effective strategies for every day living?
WE CAN HELP! Cathy Knoll, MA, MT-BC is a board certified music therapist with over 35 years clinical experience with children, teens, and adults diagnosed with autism. Dwight Knoll is a technical wizard who grew up with many friends with autism and has professional experience working as a mentor of individuals with autism.
FAQAutism.com is a 5-minute, free daily podcast/e-mail/blog post addressing issues encountered at home, at school, in the community, and on the job by individuals with autism and their family members, teachers, therapists, employers, medical professionals, residential staff, job coaches, and others interested in the well-being of people with autism. You can subscribe to receive the free, no-obligation podcast or e-mail post every weekday.
The FAQautism.com Toolkits are a series of practical, to-the-point workbooks, each of which addresses just one facet of autism. The mission of FAQautism.com is to maximize the potential and enhance the quality of life of individuals with autism and those around them. In keeping with that mission, the FAQautism.com Toolkits focus on providing options for dealing with various issues that arise in the daily lives of people with autism. The succinct workbook / audio discussion format allows readers to dive right into an issue and to explore options applicable to their particular situation. To order, send an e-mail to CathyKnoll@FAQautism.com. Cathy will reply to your e-mail with instructions for paying via PayPal and for receiving the pdf workbook and audio files for your FAQautism.com Toolkit once payment is received.
CONTACT CATHY. Cathy Knoll is available for professional training workshops, parenting forums, and other consultative services – either face-to-face or on-line. As a board-certified music therapist since 1974, Cathy has the privilege each week of spending time with several hundred individuals – over eighty of whom are diagnosed with autism. She has known some of her friends with autism for several decades, helping her gain a great deal of insight into the impact of autism over time on the daily lives of toddlers, children, teens, adults, and older adults with autism and on their families and community. Cathy understands the challenges – some of which can be very difficult – that can arise from various aspects of autism. At the same time, she recognizes the value of individual people – each of whom has a unique blend of strengths and challenges.
Cathy’s therapeutic approach is to develop relationships with individuals through active music-making and to develop systematic, practical individualized strategies for helping enhance strengths and helping compensate for deficits. Her professional and personal mission is to do what she can to enhance the quality of life and maximize the potential of each person, no matter their level of ability or the nature of their disability.
Cathy is the owner of a specialized publishing company and the author of professional study courses for therapists, counselors, and teachers.
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Cathy facilitates a volunteer ministry to individuals with difficult and disruptive behaviors and their families and friends.
Cathy served on the board of the American Music Therapy Association for 13 years. She coordinated a hearing before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and chaired Celebrate the Key of Life, a White House Mini-Conference for Aging. She was the editor of the “Music Therapy in Action” column in Music Therapy Perspectives, and chaired national and international institutes on autism, clinical practice, and self-employment. She and her son, Dwight, produce AMTA.Pro, an on-line professional symposium series for AMTA members.
Cathy has written articles about autism in numerous publications over the past 35 years and has presented workshops locally, regionally, and nationally. Since April, 2007, she has produced a 5-minute daily podcast focusing on practical solutions for dealing with the daily issues that arise in the lives of individuals with autism.
For more information or to inquire about availability for a workshop or consult, contact Cathy – CathyKnoll@gmail.com