Speaking Engagements and Presentations:

We are available to present together or individually on a variety of topics.
For rate and booking information, please contact
For a sample of topics, click here.

Join us at the following speaking engagements:


Barbara T. Doyle, M.S. & Emily Doyle Iland, M.A.

Can Present
a one or two-day workshop
based on their book…

Autism Spectrum Disorders
From A to Z

Barbara and Emily can present together or individually.
Emily can present all material in Spanish. 
Choose from these topics, or contact us for more subjects:

Topic 1
Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders and Diagnostic Terms

  • Simple, clear and explanations of Autism, Asperger Syndrome and PDD.
  • Why use the term ASD? 
  • Comparison of Autism and Asperger Syndrome 
  • ASD and ADD/ADHD/ Hyperlexia: understanding the subtle, qualitative differences
  • Waiting for the law to catch up with what we are learning about ASD

Topic 2
The Impact of ASD: Understanding Learning Strengths and Challenges to Teach Effectively

  • Why it is important to identify autism spectrum disorders in a person with another diagnosis, such as cognitive impairment, Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, hearing/vision impairments, giftedness or other special needs.
  • Seventeen reasons why staff and families should speak up if they suspect a child has an unidentified special need.  SHARE

Topic 3
Diagnosis Du Jour: More and Better Diagnosis, or More ASD?

  • Are autism and ASD being over-diagnosed or are these disorders increasing in incidence?
  • Early indicators of autism spectrum disorders in young children
  • Theories of the causes of ASD: an overview of the current genetic, biomedical and environmental theories with a short summary on immunizations and research

Topic 4: From Diagnosis to Daily Life: Working Together for a Wonderful Future!

  • How parents may react to the diagnosis and how to help
  • What parents and staff can do: hope, learning, organization, networking and mental health
  • Some supports that families need and how everyone can help 
  • Supporting staff and schools: how parents can help shape school services and advocate for all children 

Topic 5: Successful Assessments:  Understanding the Strengths and Needs of People with ASD to Create E ffective Programs

  • Components of a thorough assessment: What do we need and why?
  • Challenges in assessment: how the features of ASD impact the assessment process and strategies for staff and families to use to improve the process of assessment for everyone
  • Use of personal histories in the assessment process and how to report information objectively
  • The importance of studying what the person already knows and how it was learned

Topic 6: Assessments, Measurements and More!

  • Types of assessments and what they measure
  • The math of measurements: how scores and results are reported and the importance of the interpretation of results
  • Speech and Language: assessing strengths and needs at the heart of autism spectrum disorders
  • What to know about Assistive Technology and ASD 
  • Using chapter five as an on-going resource for formal and informal assessments, selection of test instruments, tracking progress, and selecting goals

Topic 7: Sharing Information about ASD- with the person who has it and with others who need to know.

  • Why, when, and how to talk about autism disorders to the child, siblings, relatives, classmates and others

Topic 8: Changing Society's View

  • How to change society’s view of people with special needs by changing what we say and do: personal empowerment to create a more inclusive world

We are available to present together or individually on a variety of topics.
Emily can present all information in Spanish.
For rate and availability, please contact