Chantal was a terrific Keynote Speaker and a Breakout Speaker at our Annual Convention. She was down to earth, engaging and very knowledgeable. We had excellent evaluations from the audience and would bring her back without question. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative - Janet Donahue, Director of Development at The Arc of Illinois (2011)
I would highly recommend Ms. Sicile-Kira as a speaker. Her message is as meaningful for parents of children with autism as it for professionals. Chantal Sicile-Kira was the featured speaker at our Fourth Annual Dynamic Child Workshop on February 19, 2011 in Maple Park, IL. Her presentation was entitled Essential Abilities for Life for Children who have Autism and Related Challenges. Being a parent herself, Chantal is passionate and knowledgeable about autism and advocacy. Her presentation style is direct and down to earth with lots of practical information that could be put to use easily and quickly. She can address a large room full of people in a cozy, chatty manner that helps audience members feel free to ask hard questions. Our audience, which comprised both families and professionals, appreciated her positive and no-nonsense attitude. Kathy Krauss, Community Outreach, Community Therapy Services, St. Charles, IL (2011)
…Chantal’s wit, enthusiasm, experience and common sense approach simply won over the audience. Her books have served as great resources for families and are well-researched… She touches on topics that are often ignored such as puberty and adult life issues…In all interactions with Chantal she handled herself professionally, and was flexible and easy to work with. Cathy Pratt, Ph.D. , Director, Indiana Resource Center for Autism
This note is to wholeheartedly endorse Chantal Sicile-Kira as a speaker. Our company, Spectrum Training Systems, provides autism conferences throughout the United States and we began using Chantal several years ago.
Not only does she bring solidly researched autism material to our audiences of special education teachers, administrators, therapists and parents of ASD children, but she does so with compassion, humor and enthusiasm. Her presentations are even more compelling when she shares personal experiences of raising a son with autism. Her knowledge base on issues of autism is remarkable, as shown in her popular books.
We recommend Ms. Sicile-Kira for your presentation needs. Your audience will be fortunate to hear her. Cheryl Watson / President, Spectrum Training Systems, Inc.
I want to thank you for speaking at the conference… I believe that you were in the right place at the right time to help me gain strength and understanding of Asperger Syndrome. You have provided me with the resources I need to advocate for Christopher. Your time spent on that Friday did more for me than you could possibly imagine. Thank you so very much. Claire Keane, parent
I just wanted to say thank you for a great conference! It was a pleasure meeting you. Your knowledge and personal experiences will be a big help in my everyday life - the crazy one of Autism. Nicole Bronzi, ASA Board Member and parent
Thank you for bringing understanding and more knowledge to the Hudson Valley Autism Community. The conference you did for us today was outstanding! We had all positive feed back. You are a true asset to all on the Autistic Spectrum and I look forward to reading all your books and the future ones that you will be writing! Karen Kosack, President, ASA, and parent, Hudson Valley, NY
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your talk on autism in adolescents. I work in a small school district and I just worked with one adolescent diagnosed with autism who graduated on into high school last year. I know I will work with others in the future, and your talk and book are much appreciated. Coral McDavitt, teacher
…The evaluations we received from your presentation were very positive; the participants enjoyed it very much. Charlsie Johnston, School Psychologists & Speech Language Pathologist Consortium in Georgia. (seminar)
Thank you again for everything you did for the Pathfinder Annual Dinner, we had a lot of great comments on all of your speeches! Jason Meyer, Pathfinder Services, Inc., Indiana (Keynote and community awareness presentations at local high school and public library)