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Kari Dunn Buron
Kari Dunn Buron educated in K-12 with students within the autism spectrum for 30 years and was a member of the MN Autism Project. She also developed an Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate program for teachers at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and has performed volunteer work unique to autism from Trinidad, Tobago, Barbados, Tanzania and Ghana. In 2003, Kari received a Bush Leadership Fellowship that allowed her to spend a year working and interviewing internationally with a number of researchers and scientists with a focus on challenging behaviors, Social Cognition, Education and Autism in the region of Neuroscience. In 2012, Kari was inducted into the Illinois State University Education Department Hall of Fame.
Kari is your co-author of The Unbelievable 5-Point Scale (Revised Edition), and also the author of When My Worries Get Too Large, A 5 Can Make Me Lose Control and A 5 is Against the Law! (2008 ASA literary award winner). Kari is the co-editor of a textbook for teachers titled Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators (2009 ASA literary award winner) and will be the creator of a unique social skills magazine designed for pupils with Asperger Syndrome Known as the Social Times (2010 Gold Winner, National Patenting Publications Award and Gold Medal Winner - Moonbeam Children's Book Awards).
Kari's newest projects include Social Behavior and Self-Management
(a novel about how to use the scale with adults) and an early chapter book entitled Adalyn's Clare. The Clare of Adalyn is the significance of devoting particular interests when generating programs that are successful, and a narrative about the issues faced when a child has stress. The Clare of Adalyn is an excellent book to improve some Bibliotherapy curriculum educating kids that are highly anxious information.