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About Valerie Valerie Paradiz, PhD, develops educational programs for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Redbook Magazine, The Guardian and on National Public Radio. She is the developer of the Integrated Self Advocacy ISA Curriculum™ (published by AAPC), a curriculum and training series for educators and therapists who wish to support individuals with ASDs in achieving greater ability in self-advocacy. Valerie’s memoir, Elijah's Cup (Jessica Kingsley, 2005) is the compelling story of the author's experiences raising her autistic son, their involvement together in the self-advocacy community, and her own ultimate diagnosis with Asperger syndrome. Dr. Paradiz speaks nationally and internationally on parenting strategies, improving and creating programs for individuals with ASDs of all ages, preparing for college and the college search, strengthening advocacy skills, and fostering emerging talents and focused interests. Valerie is a consultant to the Autism Society and a member in Bank Street College of Education’s Institute for Cognitive Diversity. She is the board president of the International Association for Theater and Autism (IATA). In an advisory capacity, Valerie serves Pace University’s Center for Teaching and Research in Autism (TARA) and the editorial board of The Autism File magazine. Valerie has also recently been featured in a new NY Times series that profiles six men and women that are living with an autism-spectrum disorder. You can view the series, and Valerie's story, at: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/04/02/health/healthguide/TE_auti... For more information, visit www.ValerieParadiz.com
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