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School Consulting for Year 2018-2019

Dear Special Education/Pupil Services Directors,

I’m in the process of figuring out my consulting schedule for next year.  Having accomplished innovative and highly successful work in Wisconsin the past three years, on a native reservation last year, and in New York City since 2004 (where I still travel to, and lived for decades)—all of which can provide you with sterling recommendations—I'd be happy to discuss dedicating time to your district or school.

If you’re new to me, then (in a nutshell)…I’m a fairly public professional who:

•  is the author of two—soon to be three—(more than) well-praised books in the autism/Asperger world

•  had a column (“Autism Without Fear”) in the Huffington Post for years

•  has been school consulting for 14 years

•  has found that most parents and staff really like it when their autism consultant has the diagnosis himself

•  in 2003 founded, and for ten years ran the largest membership organization in the world of adults on the spectrum (GRASP)

    •  in 2011 became the founding Executive Director of ASTEP (now "Integrate"), which worked with Fortune 1000 companies
       in NYC to incorporate recent college grads on the spectrum

     • Has made over 150 contractually-arranged keynotes, trainings, and workshop presentations

•  reviews for Yale’s “Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders” (JADD)

•  was one of only two people on the spectrum in 2012 to testify at the US Congress’ first-ever hearings on autism


What do I do for the schools?

•         Conducted over 40 trainings at all staff levels, ranging from TAs, regular education teachers, special ed teachers,
       to administrators. Also conducted numerous parent trainings

       Ran weekly spectrum student groups, and counseled spectrum students individually on a weekly basis

•        Conducted numerous classroom and student assessments

•        Traveled with, and trained more challenged spectrum students in independent living skills

•        Conducted building-wide morale repairs amongst staff in financially-challenged districts

•        Helped conceive and implement the ongoing RSVP summer program for New York City in 2005

•        Helped create a “teach the teacher” course (also in New York) that will help educators train disabled students
      to be classroom leaders

•        Provided referrals to resolve crises over behaviorally-challenged students


Please let me know if you would like contact info for any past supervisors.


 Speaking and More General Services


In addition to his work as an author, Executive Director, School Consultant and Spokesperson, Michael John Carley has consulted for foundations,  journalists, television producers, playwrights, politicians, actors, law firms, and (through ASTEP) the D&I personnel and HR departments of Fortune 500 companies. 

He speaks mostly on the subjects of "Old Ways of Looking at the Spectrum vs. New Ways...," Transitioning, Disclosure, Workplace Behaviors, and Sexuality; and he occasionally serves as a weekly, one-on-one peer mentor for special individuals. To inquire about any of these services, please use the contact form.

And if you’d like to schedule a talk, please write me back at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with dates and times that work for you. Or, just feel free to connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

In thanks for your consideration,

Michael John Carley