Advisory Board of the Center "OUR SUNNY WORLD"

04.05.2016 00:00


International Advisory Board MEMBERS:

Honored president of the Advisory Board of the Center “OUR SUNNY WORLD”, Ed.D. in Special Education Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University.
A current board member of Autism Speaks president emeritus of the Asperger's Association of New England, and advisory board member of the Autism Society, Dr. Shore serves on the boards of the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, The US Autism and Asperger Association, the Scientific Counsel of OAR, and other autism related organizations.

Ph.D. (linguistics), MSc (Psychology), MA (Teaching methods) MA Ed (Autism), Honorary Professor, Honorary Doctor, KSPU, Co-founder of the International Autism Institute, and Programme Leader (Autism courses), Chief Research Fellow and Lecturer at the International Autism Institute, KSPU; Visiting lecturer in Autism Studies, co-founder of the International Consortium of Autism Institutes, Author of nine books (in English: some are translated into 12 languages) that reflect her specific interest in autism research, including:
- Sensory perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome (2016). 2nd (revised) edition, London & Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome. London & Philadelphia: JKP
- Theory of Mind and the Triad of Perspectives on Autism and Asperger Syndrome. London & Philadelphia: JKP
- Autism and the Edges of the Known World: Sensitivities, Language and Constructed Reality. London & Philadelphia:JKP
- Autism and Spirituality: Psyche, Self and Spirit in People on the Autism Spectrum (2013). London & Philadelphia: JKP
(From 1994 to 2010 - President of Autism Society (‘From Despair to Hope’) and the director of the first Day Centre for autistic children in Gorlovka, Ukraine.) Olga teaches and lectures in the UK, Europe, & Mexico (more than 200 keynote presentations at conferences and congresses).
Olga has a son (29) with classic autism.

Adam Feinstein is an acclaimed British autism researcher and historian, writer, broadcaster, poet and translator. His book, A History of Autism: Conversations with the Pioneers (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), was praised worldwide. (Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, director of Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre, said it was ‘a treasure trove … and a terrific book.’).
He has given talks at conferences across the globe, including Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, China, India, Argentina, Mexico and the United States. His presentations in the UK include talks at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and at the Royal Society in London. He is the founder and editor of the international autism magazine, Looking Up. He has a son with autism. His book, Pablo Neruda: A Passion for Life, a much-lauded biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, was re-issued in an updated edition by Bloomsbury in 2013. (Harold Pinter called it ‘a masterpiece’.)
His own poems and translations have appeared in numerous magazines, including Agenda, Acumen, PN Review and Modern Poetry in Translation. He broadcasts regularly for the BBC and writes for the Guardian, the Observer, the Financial Times and the Times Literary Supplement.

PhD, OT/L, FAOTA, Associate Professor, New York University, Department of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Patten Koenig is an occupational therapist, with a PhD in Educational Psychology who examines the efficacy of interventions utilized in public schools for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Her research focuses on utilizing a strength based paradigm and the individual with ASD's perspective to understand the impact of these issues on quality of life and adaptive behavior in order to guide person centered interventions utilizing strengths in inclusive settings. Dr. Koenig is the Principal Investigator of the NYU Steinhardt's ASD Nest Program, an inclusive program for children and adolescents with autism in the New York City Department of Education. She is currently Co-PI of a NSF grant entitled "IDEAS: Inventing, Designing and Engineering on the Autism Spectrum" that leverages STEM interests of middle school students with autism to develop social competence and potential career pathways. She is also PI of the GIFTED project, a 3 year grant project aimed at developing women leaders in public schools in Ghana. Dr. Patten Koenig teaches professional and post professional courses in the area of pediatric intervention, school based practice and the challenges and opportunities with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Patten Koenig has published and presented nationally and internationally on topics related to examining the efficacy of public school interventions and examining autism from a strength based or abilities based model.

Professor of Biomedical Sciences, SMART State Endowed Chair in Translational Neurotherapeutics Research Director of the Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Fellowship, SMART State Endowed Chair in Translational Neurotherapeutics

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BS Psychology) Masters Degree in Special Education / Intensive Special Needs (M.Ed.) Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Leadership / Special Education (C.A.G.S.) My position at Boston Higashi School is as a Director.

Masters in Psychology Certified Coaching Practitioner Certified Autism Specialist GRASP Executive Board Member Autism Society Executive Board Member

DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRE FOR AUTISM, THE NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY, member of Autism Europe's Council of Administration

Master of Social Sciences; Consultant and specialist in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) - Israel Consultations and therapy for children with autism and other autism spectrum disorders - building programs for early intervention, assessing initial skills and progress, training for therapists and parents. Member of the Israel Association of Certified Analysts of Behavior (IACBA) and the International Association of Behavioral Analysis (ABAI).

PhD, BCBA-D, Chairperson of the Israeli Applied Behavior Analysis Association and Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Certification Program at Kibbutzim College, Israel. Dr. Eldar is the author of many books and articles in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. He developed an educational model -"Educating through the Physical". He also developed a habilitation program that is used in therapeutic clinics in China by the Wucailu organization whose goal is to support children with autism spectrum disorders. Over the past 7 years, 3 therapeutic centers in Pekin provide services to families coming from all over China under the leadership of Dr. Eldar.

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