Catherine B. Zenko
Catherine B. Zenko, MS, CCC-SLP is a Florida-licensed speech-language pathologist who has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum for over fourteen years. She is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Florida Dept. of Speech Language Hearing Sciences since 2008 teaching a graduate-level Autism and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) course and has worked at the University of Florida (UF) Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) since 2000. While at CARD, Catherine has helped hundreds of individuals with ASD, their families and educators by providing consultation or training opportunities on a myriad of topics relating to best practices and ASD. In addition to her work at CARD, Catherine has conducted training for SLPs, educators, parents and individuals with ASD on local, regional, state, national and international levels. She recently co-authored the revision of Janzen & Zenko (2012) Understanding the Nature of Autism: A guidebook to the Autism Spectrum Disorders, 3rd Edition. San Antonio: Hammill Institute on Disabilities. Catherine received her undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology from The Florida State University and her graduate degree in speech-language pathology from the University of South Florida. She and her husband, Frank live in Gainesville, Florida with their two sons, Tyler and Spencer.