Dunn Buron, MS
Autism Education Specialist
Kari Dunn Buron taught in the K-12 public
school system with students on the autism spectrum for
30+ years and was a founding member of the MN Autism Project.
She developed an Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate
program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul,
MN and is on the Advisory Board for the Autism Society
of Trinidad and Tobago; Life College in MN and the Autism
Society of MN. In 2003, Kari received a Self-designed
Fellowship that allowed her to spend a year interviewing
and working internationally with a number of scientists
and researchers in the area of Neuroscience, Social Cognition,
Education and Autism with a focus on challenging behaviors.
Kari has presented her work both nationally and internationally
and in 2012, she was inducted into the Illinois State
University Department of Education Hall of Fame.
Kari is the co-author of The Incredible
5-Point Scale (Revised Edition), and the author of
When My Worries Get Too Big (Revised Edition and winner
of the 2013 Mom's Choice Award), A 5 Could Make Me Lose
Control and A 5 is Against the Law! (2008 ASA
literary award winner). Kari is the co-editor of a textbook
for educators titled Learners on the Autism Spectrum:
Preparing Highly Qualified Educators (2009 ASA literary
award winner) Kari co-authored a book for college students
and young adults with autism entitled Social Behavior
and Self-Management. Kari's latest work is an early
chapter book for children ages 7-12 entitled Adalyn's
Clare about a highly anxious 4th grader and her social
therapy dog, Clare.
To inquire about
consulting or presentation services please e-mail Kari.
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