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Karen Kaplan

Karen Kaplan has more than 35 years of experience in the field of autism spectrum disorders with children, teens, adults, and their families. She graduated from Arizona State University with her degree in speech pathology and audiology. She worked as a speech therapist in both private and public schools before opening one of the first public school programs for children with autism in Sacramento, California. After teaching in public schools, Karen founded and directed a residential school for children with autism. After 20 years directing the school, she helped a group of families open a certified day school for children with autism in the San Francisco Bay area and directed that program for seven years. Karen helped develop the teacher preparation program for autism at Dominican University of California and Alliant University in San Francisco. She is a consultant for schools, adult centers, and families locally and globally. Karen is currently directing Wings Learning Center www.wingslearningcenter.org, a state-certified non-public school supporting moderate to severe students with autism in Redwood City, California. She is also the Executive Director of Offerings www.globalofferings.org, a small non-profit in Marin County, which helps locally and globally bring current research and education to families and professionals interested in understanding and supporting those who live on the spectrum. Her recently published book, On the Yellow Brick Road: My Search for Home and Hope for the Child with Autism can be found on Amazon, Her recently published book, On the Yellow Brick Road: My Search for Home and Hope for the Child with Autism can be found on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Yellow-Brick-Road-Search-Autism-ebook/. For more information visit the websites: www.globalofferings.org and www.wingslearningcenter.org. Facebook: www.facebook.com/WingsLearningCenter1 Instagram: www.instagram.com/wingslearningcenterschool LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/wings-learning-center-538b2bb0/

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