Kathy Kaluza Morris has been a special educator for 52 years, serving as a speech therapist, self-contained teacher of students with behavior disorders, moderate to severe developmental disabilities, as well as a resource teacher and first grade teacher. She served as a diagnostician and supervisor in a district where she opened up the first two LIFE Skills programs in the state of Texas before becoming a consultant for autism, behavior and inclusion at a region service center in Texas. Starting her own business, igivuWings, in 1999 she provides seminars nationally and internationally. She served on the President’s Commission on Special Education, was Teacher of the Year and recently, she and her husband were honored by the ARC of Texas with the Lifetime Achievement Award Serving Persons with Disabilities.
A prolific and practical speaker, Kathy has traveled throughout the world since starting her own business in 1999, providing technical assistance, seminars, and consulting for school districts and service centers. She has made many videos that provide her full seminars as well as shorter versions. Her specialty topics for her seminars are autism, self-regulation strategies, executive function, moderate to severe disabilities, inclusion, co-teaching, mindfulness, and growth mindset.
She believes in possibilities and the power of imagination. Kathy and her husband, Guy, “walked the walk and talked the talk” since the birth of their twin sons with developmental disabilities, including autism, and cerebral palsy, in 1987.
Financial: Kathy Morris maintains a private practice. She has authored an audio product, books and a DVD product which are published by the Bureau of Education & Research. Kathy Morris is an consultant for Assistive Technology, Inc. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations has been mitigated.
Non-financial: Kathy Morris is the mother of adult children with autism spectrum disorders.