Anxiety: Worries are a Big Deal for Autistic Children

Kari Dunn Buron

5:00 PM (EDT) October 12, 2024

Kari Dunn Buron, MS

Kari Dunn Buron, MS, is an autism education specialist. Kari taught in the K-12 public school system with autistic students for 30+ years and was a founding member of the MN Dept of Education’s Autism Project. Kari developed an Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate program for educators at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, and she sits on the Advisory Board for the Autism Society of Trinidad and Tobago and the Autism Society of MN. In 2003, Kari received a Fellowship that allowed her to spend a year working internationally with several scientists and researchers in neuroscience, social cognition, education, and autism. 

Kari co-authored The Incredible 5-Point Scale and Social Behavior and Self-Management. She is the author of When My Worries Get Too Big, Adalyn’s Clare, A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control, and A 5 is Against the Law! Kari is also the co-editor of a textbook for educators titled Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators, and she is the producer of Power Cards.

Kari has volunteered with autistic children in Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and Nepal, and in 2012, Kari was inducted into the Illinois State University Department of Education Hall of Fame.