Endow, Judy - Autism Awareness
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Conference speaker Judy Endow

Endow, Judy, MSW

Judy Endow maintains a private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, providing consultation for families, school districts and other agencies. Besides having autism herself, she is the parent of three grown sons, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. Judy does workshops and presentations on a variety of autism-related issues, is part of the Wisconsin DPI Statewide Autism Training Team and a board member of both the Autism Society of America, Wisconsin Chapter and the Autism National Committee. In addition, Judy is a member of the Autistic Global Initiateve (AGI), a program of Autism Research Institute.

Outsmarting Explosive Behavior

This presentation, based on the book Outsmarting Explosive Behavior, a Visual System of Support and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, describes an effective way to support individuals with explosive behaviors by using a visual system of four train cars to depict the stages of explosive behavior along with stop and go signs to show effective support strategies to use during each stage in the explosive behavior cycle. This model has been effectively used with numerous students (Early Childhood through Adulthood), continues to be a part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Autism Training Project and has been published by AAPC Publishing as a three part kit (facilitator manual, visual system and student workbook).

Practical Solutions to Stabilize Students With Classic Autism

Based on Judy’s publication, Practical Solutions to Stabilize Students with Classic Autism to Be Ready to Learn: Getting to Go, this presentation clearly delineates the nuts and bolts of what Judy does when she is called in to consult for a student with classic autism. Included are many practical strategies for supporting a student to be all he can be – his best version of self and most available for learning. This application of this information has been many a student’s ticket onward to eventual placement in a more inclusive educational setting.


  • Learning the Hidden Curriculum: The Odyssey of One Autistic Adult

    Learning the Hidden Curriculum: The Odyssey of One Autistic Adult

    Author: Judy Endow
    Publishing Info: Paperback 250 pages / February 2012
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    Drawing from her personal experiences, Judy Endow, author of the 2010 and 2011 Hidden Curriculum Calendars, provides lots of hidden curriculum items that pertain to most areas of adult life. In relating how she personally has learned to more successfully maneuver social interactions, she also presents a framework for developing the ability to more quickly assess a situation and take steps to avoid making social blunders BEFORE they have been committed.

    $30.95 Product Details »
  • Painted Words: Aspects of Autism Translated

    Painted Words: Aspects of Autism Translated

    Author: Judy Endow
    Publishing Info: Paperback 216 pages / September 2013
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    Working 13 years with students who are diagnosed with severe autism, my colleagues and I have often wanted to visualize and better understand what our students were seeing, feeling and thinking. Judy Endow’s Painted Words takes us on a picturesque journey into the mind of one autistic person through her vivid and breathtaking paintings and sculptures while also explaining in detailed description and poetry what she sees and, via sensory, how she experiences it.

    $42.95 Product Details »

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Endow, Judy's Past Conference Schedule

October 6, 2014
“Outsmarting Explosive Behavior - Practical Solutions to Stabilize Students With Classic Autism"