TIMOTHY P. KOWALSKI, MA, CCC-SLP, is a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in social-pragmatic communication deficits and internationally known expert on individuals on the higher end of the autism spectrum. His Orlando practice has seen clients from Europe, South America, and throughout the U.S. He regularly consults to schools on best practices for students identified or suspected of social and academic difficulties associated with high functioning autism, in addition to providing school-wide district in-services. He is a guest lecturer at universities and colleges and is also a consultant for forensic cases involving Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mr. Kowalski has worked in a variety of psychiatric health care delivery systems, including in-patient and outpatient psychiatric hospitals, sex-offender units, and school-based settings. He obtained his Master's degree in Speech Communications from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and earned his Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven.
Mr. Kowalski is the author of four books on Autism Spectrum Disorder: Asperger Syndrome Explained; Asperger's Syndrome: Social-Pragmatic Success for Asperger Syndrome and Other Related Disorders; Are You In The Zone?; and The Source for Asperger's Syndrome, as well as the article, "Assessing Social Communication in Asperger Syndrome." He is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Autism Society of America, Council for Behavior Disorders, Council for Exceptional Children, and the Florida Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He is the recipient of the "2010 Clinician of the Year Award" offered by the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists for his work with Asperger's Syndrome and the FLASHA nominee for 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's "Louis M. DiCarlo Award for Recent Clinical Achievement" - one of only eight nominees from throughout the U.S. He also holds the "TEAMS 2000 Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year" award for his work with Autism in the four-countywide greater Orlando, Florida, metropolitan area and has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Orlando Chapter of the Autism Society of America. He regularly presents on a wide variety of issues relative to High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder at national and international seminars. Mr. Kowalski's experience makes him a skilled and knowledgeable instructor. You will find him to be an entertaining, dynamic presenter who provides insights and strategies that can be immediately implemented. For more information about Mr. Kowalski, or to order his books, visit CrossCountryEducation.com.
Financial - Author of various books on the subject and receives speaking honorarium from Cross Country Education.
Nonfinancial - VP of Professional Services for the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists