Angela M. Kralik
Angela has been teaching students with varying degrees of Autism Spectrum Disorder for 15 years. She received her bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University in the area of Special Education. Angela is licensed in the areas of Specific Learning Disabilities, Mild to Moderate Impaired and Moderate to Severe Impaired. She is currently working on her master’s degree in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder, through the University of North Dakota.
In 2006, Angela received a Certificate of Appreciation for being an Outstanding Special Education Teacher in Prince William County. She also received a certificate through George Mason University for the Fundamentals of Autism. Angela has completed courses in Applied Behavior Analysis, Functional Behavior Assessments, as well as many other affiliated courses in the process of her master’s course work.
For the past 6 years Angela has been leading social skills groups, exclusively for students 14 to 22 years of age. However, from 1997-2004, Angela also has experience with social skills/friendship groups for students 6-12 years of age. The number of students in these social skills groups average from five to thirteen students.
Past and present students say Angela has a unique ability to understand the minds of those individuals with High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Angela believes the reason for this is her determination to find out what makes them special, what makes them unique, what makes them them. She does not give up on those individuals who may be struggling, or those whom others have determined to be hopeless. Angela cares about each student and finds a way to help them mainstream into a full and happy life.
Saint Cloud State University, Bachelor of Science in Education
Pennsylvania State University, Autism Specialty Classes
University of North Dakota, Masters in Autism Spectrum Disorder (In process)
Fundamentals of Autism Spectrum Disorder, University of St. Thomas
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Effective Consulting Skills, Hamline University
Getting Started: DynaVox training session; Minneapolis, MN
Autism Society Conference; St. Paul, MN
Autism: Issues and Concerns, Pennsylvania State University
Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis, Pennsylvania State University
Fundamentals of Autism, George Mason University
What’s Happening in Autism?, Prince William County Schools
Fundamental Strategies & Methods for Self-Contained Autism Program Staff, Prince William County Schools; Manassas, VA