cissy-lgCissy Coleman has over 20 years of experience working with students with autism. Training and experience as a speech therapist provides her with an excellent knowledge base. She has worked with very young children with autism as well as adults. Teaching in a regular kindergarten class also helped form her vision for individuals with autism. She has been lucky enough to get a great deal of training in ABA techniques as well as the TEACCH approach. Cissy serves as a trainer for TEACCH training from time to time with two of the directors from Division TEACCH in North Carolina. She trains in a variety of places across the nation and looks forward to presenting at the World Autism Conference in Cape Town, South Africa in November of this year. Together with Tisha Gonzalez, she wrote Task Bonanza a book to assist teachers as they structure tasks for students with autism and related disabilities.