Kathy Kaluza Morris has been an educator for 46 years as a speech therapist, teacher in self-contained unit for behavior differences (including autism and emotional disturbances), PPCD teacher for moderate to severe disabilities, resource elementary, and diagnostician/supervisor where she implemented one of first LIFE Skills programs in Texas. She was a behavior and assistive technology consultant in a Texas education service center supporting 42 school districts from pre-K to 12. She left to start her doctoral program in autism and behavior and started her own business, igivuWings, in 1999. She has since been presenting all over the word, including all 50 states, Canada, Singapore, and other international sites. Her most hot topic is executive functions, because districts and agencies across the world realize that ameliorating and addressing executive functions will support all psychological and developmental disorders as well as neurotypical students. Kathy and her husband, Guy, “walked the walk and talked the talk” after the premature birth of their twin sons, Kirk and Drew. In April, 2017, they received the ARC Lifetime Achievement Award for their lifelong professional and personal work with persons with disabilities.
Events this person is involved with:
- Helping Children with Autism Retain Self-Control through Communication and Social Skills
- IFLC 13th Annual Family Conference: Resources and Inspiration for Adult Family Members and Caregivers of Children with Disabilities
- What to Do After the Meltdown... Prevention, Intervention, Post-Vention Strategies to Support Children with ASD as well as other Challenges (webinar)
- Autism and the Coronavirus Pandemic: Visual Strategies for Self-Regulation, Anxiety, and Emotional Distress (webinar for families)