Kathy Kaluza Morris has been a special educator for 40 years. She has been a speech therapist, teacher in self-contained classes for students with emotional disturbances, autism and cerebral palsy. She was also a resource teacher, diagnostician and supervisor before becoming a consultant for behavior, autism, LIFE Skills and assistive technology at an education service center in Texas. She started her own consulting firm specializing in autism and behavior in 1999.
As an adjunct professor, she taught a course in applied behavior analysis for teachers. Kathy was honored as Outstanding Educator for Children with Disabilities in 1997. She was also selected as a delegate for the President's Commission on Special Education in 2002.
A prolific speaker, Kathy has keynoted many national/international conferences. She provides technical assistance in classrooms across the U.S., Canada, and several international countries. She is a frequent guest on a local news program promoting research-based techniques for working with children and adolescents with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and executive functioning differences. She regularly works with the Bureau of Education and Research, PESI, and has recently joined Stetson and Associates.
Her favorite topic is her family. Kathy's husband, Guy, has been a special educator for students with behavior differences and co-presents. Their oldest son, Guy V, is a gifted speaker and special education teacher. Their twin sons, Kirk and Drew, have Fragile X Syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Kirk also has cerebral palsy. Guy and Kathy's family "walks the walk as well as talks the talk.”
What We've Achieved
- Outstanding Educator for Children with Disabilities
- Delegate for the President's Commission on Special Education
- The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards Certified Autism Specialist