Well done and well deserved Barbara Doyle!

Story from Daily Southtown below.



Orland Park educator honored for her work on autism
By Donna Vickroy, Contact Reporter Daily Southtown

No kids have no friends for no reason,” says Barbara Doyle, author, educator, consultant and leading expert in the field of autism.

“That to me is the primary issue in autism. People with autism don’t automatically learn how to create and sustain relationships,” Doyle said. “But they can learn it. They just have to be systematically instructed in social skills.”

Doyle, an Orland Park resident, is the 2017 recipient of the Margaret Bancroft Distinguished Leadership Award. It is the highest honor the Hoffman Estates-based Winston Knolls Education Group, a nonprofit that specializes in special education, bestows upon an individual in the field.

The leadership award, named for the founder and pioneer of special education, will be presented at the group’s annual awards dinner Jan. 16.


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