Walter Kaweski

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Contact Information

Lecturer
Eureka Hall 401
(916) 599-0532
walter.kaweski@csus.edu 

Office Hours

Fall 2017

Joined Faculty: June 2014

Quote of Personal Interest


"If it is going to be it is up to me."

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity


Presentations/Talks

  • 5/12/2014- Session 1: “Teaching Students with Developmental Disabilities, Practical Strategies that Increase Learning" Session II: "Why Do I Have to Leave? Integrating Related Services in the General Ed Classroom" San Juan Unified School District Teacher Training Seminar. (Invited Talk)
  • 4/19/2013- Session I: “Teaching Adolescents with Autism, Practical Strategies That Increase Learning.” Session II: “A Little Help from My Friends... Why Typical Peer Relationships Matter and...What We Can Do to Increase Them?” State University of New York, Albany, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, 7th Annual New York State Autism Conference, Buffalo, NY. (Invited Presenter)
  • 10/19/2012- Session: “Teaching Adolescents with Autism, Practical Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom. State University of New York, Albany, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Fall Conference. (Invited Presenter)
  • 4/13/2012- Session: “Teaching Adolescents with Autism, Practical Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom.” Council for Exceptional Children 2012 Convention. Denver, Colorado (Invited Presenter) *Practitioner Presentation Award
  • 5/2/2012- Session: “Teaching Adolescents with Autism, Practical Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom.” 33rd Annual YAI International Conference on Developmental Learning Disabilities. New York, NY. (Invited Presenter)
  • 10/18/2011- “Introduction to Inclusion for Students with Developmental Disabilities” Rancho Cordova Unified School District SELPA Meeting (Invited Talk)
  • (2009) “Introduction to Autism” California State Disability Advisory Committee. Sacramento, CA.
  • 2/2/2008- Session- Facilitating Support and Friendship Circles for Middle School Students with and without Autism” Cal TASH State Conference, Burlingame, CA
  • 12/5/2008-Panel Presentation: - “Personnel Preparation for Systems Change.” TASH National Conference, Nashville, TN
  • 12/5/2008-Session- “Support and Friendship Circles for Middle School Students with and without Autism.” TASH National Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • (2007) -Session- California State University, Fullerton Conference, “Autism, Inclusion and Evidence-based Practice,” Brea, CA.

Courses Taught


  • EDS 413
  • EDS 414
  • EDS 415
  • EDS 471
  • EDS 420B

Educational Degrees


  • California State University, Sacramento, Master of Arts, Special Education 2004
  • California State University, Sacramento, Bachelor of Arts, Education, 1976

Professional Awards or Commendations


  • San Juan Unified School District, Middle School Teacher of the Year (2007)
  • Council for Exceptional Children Practitioner Presentation Award Winner (2012)
  • Alta California Regional Center Outstanding Service Award (2014. 2015,2016)
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Developed Model Inclusion Program at the Middle School Level (2005-2011)
  • Nevada Union High School Leadership Team (1995-1998)
  • Organized student tours of England, Florida and Southern California (1998-2005)
  • Developed K-12 El Dorado County SEEK-12 (Seeking Excellence in Education) Curriculum (1980s)

Select Publications


Publications

  • Kaweski, W. (2014). Teaching adolescents with autism: Practical strategies for the inclusive classroom. New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing (print and ebook)
  • Kaweski, W. (2011). Teaching adolescents with autism: Practical strategies for the inclusive classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press/SAGE Publications (print and ebook)
  • Kaweski, W (2011) Instructional Assistant Inclusion Support Guide. Corwin Press/Sage Publications. In Corwin Press Teaching Adolescents with Autism companion website: http://www.corwin.com/secure/adolescentautism/contacts.html

Selected Articles

  • Kaweski, W (2012, Fall) How Do We Go From Competent to Good to Great? DADD Express. v23 n3 pp. 1&7. Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children.
  • Kaweski, W (2011, November) Making a Difference for Students with ASD. Principal Leadership Journal, v12 n3, p18-24.

Curriculum Vitae


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Last updated: November 15, 2017
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