Speaking Appearances

Christopher Scott Wyatt

Speaking Appearances

towards effective writing

Invited Speaker

Autism and Developmental Disorders

  • Autism Connection of PA
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Jun. 30, 2014
    Life Doesn't Come with an IEP
  • AHEADD College Readiness Support Group
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Oct. 17, 2011
    Panel: Planning for the College Years
  • Arc Midstate and Central Minnesota Schools, District 742
    St. Cloud, Minnesota; May 23, 2011
    Teachers, support providers, and parents of teens with ASDs
    Life with Autism: Lessons Learned by a Teacher
  • Central Minnesota Schools, District 742
    St. Cloud, Minnesota; Mar. 30, 2011
    Students with ASDs and special education faculty
    The Value of Life Skills: How Life Skills Become Success Skills
  • Arc Midstate: Potpourri for Providers and Parents
    Sauk Rapids, Minnesota; Feb. 26, 2011
    Autism and Developing Interpersonal Relationships
  • Arc Midstate Teens with ASDs
    St. Cloud, Minnesota; Oct. 15, 2010
    Strategies for Living with Autism, with a Q and A Forum
  • Arc Midstate: Potpourri for Providers and Parents
    Sauk Rapids, Minnesota; Feb. 27, 2010
    Plenary Speaker, Life with Autism: Lessons Learned by a Teacher
    Breakout Session, Working Your Spectrum Strengths: Career Planning and ASDs
  • Asperger’s Support Network
    St. Cloud, Minnesota; Dec. 3, 2009
    Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Midstate Autism Resource Fair
    St. Cloud, Minnesota; Oct. 3, 2009
    Featured Speaker
    The Value of Life Skills: How Life Skills Become Success Skills
  • Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM)
    Minneapolis, Minnesota; Jan. 14, 2009
    The College Years: Success Beyond High School
  • Hastings Senior High School
    Hastings, Minnesota; Sep. 18, 2008
    High School and Beyond: Preparing for Higher Education with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM)
    Minneapolis, Minnesota; Jan. 23, 2008
    The College Years: Success Beyond High School
  • University of St. Thomas;
    Minneapolis, Minnesota; Nov. 15, 2007
    Education 330: The Psychology of Teaching and Learning; Prof. D. Wingert
    Understanding Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • University of Minnesota
    Apr. 26, 2007
    Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Dept.; Prof. J. Reichle
    Autism from a Personal Perspective
  • Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)
    Minneapolis, Minnesota; Feb. 27, 2007
    Postsecondary Education and Students with Asperger's Syndrome

Early Childhood Education and Literacy Issues

  • University of San Diego; Jun. 25, 2002; Jun. 27, 2001; Jun. 28, 2000
    Literature in the Classroom: Trends in Children’s Literature
  • Porterville College; May 16, 2002
    Selecting Reading Books for Children
  • Visalia Unified School District; Jan. 20, 2001
    BTSA Training Seminars

Conferences and Presentations

Writing and Technology

  • Computers and Writing 2010: Virtual Worlds
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana; May 20 – 23, 2010
    Individual Presenter: Virtually Different: Online Writing Courses and Students with Autism
  • MnCUEW (Minnesota Colleges & Universities English and Writing) Conference:
    Connecting Communities: Language, Literacy, and Literature
    St. Paul College, St. Paul, Minnesota; April 2 – 3, 2010
    Individual Presenter: The Challenges of ‘Twice Special’ Students: Gifted Students with Autism and Writing Courses
  • Computers and Writing 2009: Ubiquitous and Sustainable Computing @ school @ work @ play
    University of California, Davis; Jun. 18 – 21, 2009
    Individual Presenter: The Problem of Audience Online: When You Never Know Who the Reader Will Be
  • Computers and Writing 2006: Still Making Knowledge on the Frontier(s)
    Texas Tech University; May 25 – 28, 2006
    Individual Presenter: Missing Input: How Online Composition Can Reduce Instructor Feedback
    45-minute conference session on grading practices within online courses
  • CSUF 2005 Arts & Humanities Conference: Disciplining the Disciplines;
    California State University, Fresno; Apr. 22 – 25, 2005
    Panelist: A Quick Language is Evolving: Cell Phone SMS, Instant Messaging and Composition
    • With: Susan McLenithan, Liz Scheid, and Catherine Steele

Professional Writing

  • Pittsburgh Fringe Workshop Series
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; April 1, 2014
    Presenter: Why Story Structure Matters: Crafting a Play with Audiences in Mind
  • Military Writers Society of America
    Dayton, Ohio; Sep. 27 – Sep. 30, 2012
    Plenary Speaker: Online Resources for MWSA Members
    Presenter: Screenplay Formatting and Style Guides
    Presenter: Creating eBooks
    Panel Moderator: Continuing Education for Military Writers
  • Military Writers Society of America
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Sep. 29 – Oct. 1, 2011
    Presenter: Screenwriting and Military Stories
    Panel Moderator: Writing Dialogue with Jack London, Bob Doerr, and Del Staecker
  • Public Safety Writers Association
    Las Vegas, Nevada; Jul. 22 – 17, 2011
    Presenter: It’s Not a Book, It’s a Movie! The Challenge of Adapting a Work to Screen
    Panelist: What’s Missing in Your Manuscript
  • University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sep. 22, 2010
    WRIT 3001: Introduction to Scientific and Technical Communication; Thomas Wright
    Developing a Freelance Career in Scientific and Technical Communication

Autism and Special Education

  • Autism Society 44th Annual National Conference 2013
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Jul. 10 – 13, 2013
    Presenter: Collaboration Conundrum: Mastering Group Projects at School and Beyond
    Panelist: Speaking for Ourselves: Panel of Individuals with Autism
  • Autism Society of America 41st Annual National Conference 2010
    Dallas, Texas; Jul. 7 – 10, 2010
    Online Education and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Autism Society of Minnesota 2010 Annual Conference
    Minneapolis, Minnesota; Apr. 28 – May 1, 2010
    Higher Education and Your Legal Rights
  • Autism Society of Minnesota 2009 Annual Conference
    Minneapolis, Minnesota; Apr. 29 – May 2, 2009
    The College Years: Success Beyond High School
  • Autism Society of America 39th Annual National Conference 2008
    Orlando, Florida; Jul. 9 – 12, 2008
    Online Education and Autism at Universities
  • Autism Society of Minnesota 2008 Annual Conference
    Minneapolis, Minnesota; Apr. 30 – May 3, 2008
    The College Years: Success Beyond High School

Staff Development Presentations

Carnegie Mellon University

  • Residential Life Staff
    Aug. 14, 2013
    Autistic Students in the University Setting

Robert Morris University

  • Services for Students with Disabilities Dinner
    Oct. 11, 2011
    Panel: Autism in Higher Education

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Center for Teaching and Learning
    Nov. 20, 2007; Apr. 13, 2007; Apr. 9, 2007
    Autistic Students in the University Setting

California State University, Fresno

  • English Department: Writing Instructors
    Aug. 18, 2005; Jan. 14, 2005
    Blackboard Learning System for English 1/1LA Composition Instructors

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Available to Speak

If your organization seeks a speaker on issues of literacy, creative writing, or special education, please feel free to contact me.