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Dunn Buron has been working with students with autism
for over 30 years. She has recently retired from public
school but continues to teach for Hamline University in
St. Paul, Minnesota where she developed an Autism Spectrum
Disorders Certificate program for educators. Kari is one
of the founding members of the Minnesota Autism Network,
a statewide network of ASD educational consultants. Kari
has done volunteer work specific to autism in Trinidad,
Tobago, Barbados, Tanzania and Ghana. In 2003, Kari received
a Self-designed Fellowship that allowed her to spend a
year interviewing and working internationally with a number
of therapists and researchers in the area of Social Cognition,
Education and Autism. Kari serves on the Professional
Advisory Boards for the Autism Society of Minnesota, Lionsgate
Academy and for the Autism Asperger Digest. She is the
co-author of The Incredible 5-Point Scale, and
the author of When My Worries Get Too Big, A
5 Could Make Me Lose Control and A 5 is Against
the Law! (2008 ASA literary award winner). Kari is
also the co-editor of a new textbook for educators titled
Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified
Educators and recently created a new magazine designed
for students with ASD called The Social Times.
Curtis has worked with people with disabilities and their
families through special education, supported employment
and residential treatment services since 1978. She also
teaches at Hamline University as an adjunct instructor
for the ASD Certificate program. Mitzi has provided a
variety of presentations to school districts and related
organizations. Her work is influenced by her belief that
equitable relationship development between teacher and
student is the cornerstone of meaningful learning. Mitzi
received her BS from Illinois State University and her
MA from the University of MN.
Buron, Kari Dunn (2007). A 5 Is Against The Law!
, Autism Asperger Publishing Company.
Buron, Kari Dunn (2007). A "5"
Could Make Me Lose Control! , Autism Asperger Publishing
Buron, Kari Dunn (Nov. 2005). Ms Claire's
Excellent Adventure! ("education light"
article about using a puppy in ASD programming), Autism
Asperger Digest. (view this
Buron, Kari Dunn and Curtis, Mitzi (2003).
The Incredible 5-Point Scale, Autism Asperger Publishing
Buron, Kari (2003). When My Autism Gets
Too Big, Autism Asperger Publishing Co.
Buron, Kari (2000). Using Visual Supports
to Reduce Challenging Behaviors on the Job, Pamphlet
for training adult service personnel, MN Department of
Curtis, Mitzi and Kari Dunn (1999). Social
Mapping, The Morning News.
Kari is available for presentations
related to educating individuals on the autism spectrum
and working with explosive children.
To inquire about
consulting or presentation services please e-mail Kari.
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