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The Incredible 5-Point Scale
The Incredible 5-Point Scale
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When My Worries Get Too Big!
When My Worries Get Too Big
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A 5 Is Against The Law!
A 5 is Against the Law!
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A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control!
A "5" Could Make Me Lose Control!
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Who are we?
KariKari 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.

MitziMitzi 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.


Published Works:

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 Company.

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 article)

Buron, Kari Dunn and Curtis, Mitzi (2003). The Incredible 5-Point Scale, Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

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 Education.

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.

 

Kari@5pointscale.com


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