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Autism Story: A Personal Account of a Young Woman's life with Autism.
Her Struggles and Triumphs continue...

Kat was diagnosed with autism at age 2 1/2 in 1989. Today Kat is 24 years old. Her struggles and triumphs have impacted many people and especially her family and friends. We have created this page to share our story with everyone, with a hope that it will inspire others to help their child with autism.

Click here to see the video - April 1990

Click here to see the video - June 2007

Click here to see the video - February 2010

"Autism: Advancing on the Spectrum,
From Inclusion in School to Participation in Life, Lessons Learned from Life"

Kat is an

While touring with her message Katherine is sharing her story and helping others become Ambassadors for Abilities. 100% of the profits generated while touring and 50% of the profits generated through the internet sales will be used to fund the Movie about Kat. This will further help us promote the message of the possibilities that can be achieved when we work together.

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Authors: Danuta Highet and Melissa Niemann,
with a forword by
Dr. George Niemann.

Danuta and Melissa supported Katherine in school and in afterschool activities. They are sharing their insights to help parents, educators, peers and members of the community understand how they can help make a difference for individuals with autism.

Kat's Story

Today Kat is a young woman with autism who is continuing to learn and amaze us. She plays classical harp and piano by reading music and Celtic harp by ear. She takes dance classes and is able to audit classes at a community college. We recently added a video of Kat playing her Celtic harp for her teachers at the middle school that she attended when she was younger.

There are many faces of autism and every person with autism is unique and so is their story. Kat's story has made us laugh and cry many many times and we hope that by reading her story you are able to cry a little and laugh a little and learn a lot from our successes and mistakes. We love feedback so please let us know how if you were touched in anyway by Kat's Autism Story.

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Autism Resources

Kat continues to work hard on her on her language and communication skills. Here are language games designed for her.

If you'd like to learn more about autism or have someone in your life on the spectrum, please check out our resource section for books, websites, and our first hand experiences.

For Kids

This web site is dedicated to capture the creativity and imagination of a person with autism. The individual with autism "Kat" who participates in selecting the topics for this site, loves music and entertainment. When she was younger she could not discriminate the concept of better or best. Instead she used the five star rating system that she observed in movie ratings, and applied it to everything in her life. Spaghetti is five stars. Horse radish? Zero stars!

From video games to roller coasters, you can find a list of things that Kat has rated in the for kids section. If I were you, I'd trust this Disney expert's taste in movies.

About Kat's Cafe

Currently, Kat is unable to edit and add content to this page. Directed by Kat, her friends and family add information to the site. The resources related to autism were collected by her family. More...

Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. We want this site to be your resource center and a great place to visit.

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