Autism and Education Q&A with Trisha Katkin – the Autism Teaching Guru.

Trisha Katkin
Trisha Katkin

Over the last few months we have been highlighting the work of Trisha Katkin, one of the key thought leaders in the area of autism and education.

Regular readers may have seen her articles such as “10 Essential Life Skills for Students with Autism” and “10 Ways to Use Positive Behavior Supports for Students with Autism.” As far as this blog is concerned Trisha we think offers one of the best sources of information and support for both parents and teachers of children on the autism spectrum. She is always on the ball and her advice is totally actionable.

So we are delighted to announce that AutismTalk is going to run an interview with her at the end of this month. But the interview is a bit different from most that you have come across before.

How so you might ask?

Well we want you, our readers and followers, to decide which questions we should ask. So what questions do you have for somebody how has spent years in the special education field? She is now considered the go to expert for special education teaching professionals? We feel this is a great opportunity to ask those questions which you want to get answered.

So what next?

Simple. Just write the questions that you have in the comments section below or if you would prefer you can send them to us at

For those of you who don’t know her Trisha Katkin is a special education teacher in New Hampshire in America. She has her Master’s in Education and currently holds certificates in General Special Education, Learning Disabilities and Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities. She has been a guest speaker at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability and has been featured on Autism Talk (), The American Autism Association (), as well as on Kerry Magro’s site at . She is a crusader for students with autism and fights to spread awareness for teachers, parents, and advocates who need help. She writes a blog at where her posts consist of actionable advice and tips that can be implemented immediately.

Thanks very much in advance for your help. We will confirm the date of the interview in the next week. So please watch this space!