About Dr. Quill
“My goal is to empower professionals and families to understand their educational choices and make a difference in the lives of their students and children”
Kathleen is a compassionate professional who has spent 35 years in the field of education.
Dr. Quill has conducted trainings in over 20 countries, given the keynote address for 10 international organizations, and presented at over 200 conferences. She discusses how to integrate behavioral (ABA) and developmental treatment models to enhance academic and social learning, and how to build innovative solutions that bridge the gap between research and practice and sustain quality education for students with autism. For more information on Dr. Quill's professional career, click here.
Dr. Quill promotes educational innovations for students with autism, and takes a leadership role in many national and state initiatives.
Prior to founding the Autism Institute, she was a professor at the University of Massachusetts and Lesley University in Boston. She conducted applied research on developmental differences in autism, and authored numerous publications on the topic. Dr. Quill is the editor of the popular book Teaching children with autism: Strategies to enhance communication and socialization. (Delmar Publishers, 1995), author of the bestseller DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY: Social and communication intervention for children with autism (Brookes Publishing, 2000) and author of e-learning courses on language and communication and ecological assessments offered by OCALI (www.ocali.com)
Her current book is Choices: A Family's Guide to Social Interventions for Children with Autism (AAPC, in press).
Dr. Quill lectures internationally about the need to integrate evidence-based research into educational practices, linking Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Developmental intervention models. Kathleen has conducted trainings in over 20 countries, given the keynote address for 10 international organizations, and presented at over 200 conferences.
Kathleen is on the editorial board for Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities; the Advisory Board for the Autism Spectrum Quarterly; the Board of Directors for Autism Asperger Publishing Company, and is the Director of the Professional Advisory Board, AutismPro.
Her current projects focus on building innovative solutions to Bridge the gap between research and practice to build and sustain quality education for students with autism (edited text in preparation). She is Chair of the Professional Advisory Board for AutismPro, an innovative online system for delivering educational training and resources to professionals and families. (www.autismpro.com). She facilitates Professional Learning Communities through regional and national partners (SERESC and the IDEA partnership and collaborates with companies to design technology solutions for educators.
Author of 2 BestsellersDo-Watch-Listen-Say: Social and Communication Intervention for Children with Autism
Backed by research-based methodology, this comprehensive assessment and intervention guide features a state-of-the-art assessment tool along with hundreds of creative ideas to promote social and communication skills. Practical background information on autism and guidelines for designing and implementing intervention plans round out this very informative guide. http://www.brookespublishing.com.
Teaching Children with Autism: Strategies to Enhance Communication and Socialization
This book describes teaching strategies and instructional adaptations which promote communication and socialization in children with autism. It offers specific strategies that capitalize on the individual strengths and learning styles of the autistic child. http://www.asperger.net.