About Dr. Patrick Schwarz
Dr. Patrick Schwarz

Dr. Patrick Schwarz is a dynamic and engaging professor, author, motivational speaker and leader in Education (Inclusive Education, Special Education, General Education, Educational Leadership) and Human Services. He is a professor at National Louis University, Chicago. Patrick’s company is Creative Culture Consulting LLC. He is the author of From Disability to Possibility, You’re Welcome (with Dr. Paula Kluth), Just Give Him the Whale (with Dr. Paula Kluth) and Pedro’s Whale (with Dr. Paula Kluth). His latest book is From Possibility to Success.

 

Patrick’s current professional vita is below:

 

Vita

Patrick Schwarz, Ph.D.

CEO, Creative Culture Consulting, LLC

Professor, Diversity in Learning and Teaching Department

National Louis University, Chicago

 

Education

Degree: Ph.D.

Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison

Field: Special Education, Educational Leadership

 

Professional Mission

My professional mission is to promote education and human services that advance the status of people of all ages with diverse support needs. This will enable individuals to successfully be engaged, find meaning and be respected members of their learning, working and living communities.

 

Current Courses Taught

  • Differentiated and Individualized Curriculum and Instruction
  • Collaborative and Consultative Teaming and Teaching
  • Social Emotional Supports
  • Individualized Curriculum and Instruction
  • Introduction to Students with Special Education Needs
  • Inclusive Education Workshops
  • Universal Design and Differentiation Workshops
  • Collaboration and Co-Teaching Workshops
  • Positive Behavior Supports Workshops
  • Transition Workshops
 

Selected Publications

Schwarz, P. and Kluth, P. (2014). You're Welcome. Reformatted and Republished. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann

 

Schwarz, P. (2013). From Possibility to Success: Achieving Positive Student Outcomes in Inclusive Classrooms. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Schwarz, P. and Kluth, P. (Forthcoming). We’re Turning Around Now! 101 Non-Medication Coping and Support Strategies For Students With Autism, Asperger and AD/HD Attributes.

 

Kluth, P. & Schwarz, P. (2010). Pedro’s Whale. (Children's Book). Baltimore: Brookes.

 

Kluth, P. and Schwarz, P. (2008). Just Give Him the Whale! 20 Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism. Baltimore: Brookes.

 

Schwarz, P. and Kluth, P. (August, 2007). You’re Welcome: Promoting Peaceful Schools Through Positive Behavior Supports. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Schwarz, P. and Kluth, P. (August, 2007). You’re Welcome: Collaboration. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Schwarz, P. and Kluth, P. (August, 2007). You’re Welcome: Differentiated Instruction. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Schwarz, P. (February, 2007). Special Education: A Service, Not a Sentence. In: Educational Leadership: Alexandria, Virginia.

 

Schwarz, P. (2006). From Disability to Possibility: The Power of Inclusive Classrooms. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

 

Selected Presentations

2017

  • Keynote and Presentations: 2017 International Inclusion and Communication Conference
  • Workshops for Chapters International in Hong Kong
  • Workshops for Chapters International in Dubai
  • Keynote: Center on Disabilities Miniseries, Temple University
  • Keynote and Presentation: Mesa County Institute, Colorado
  • Featured Session: Illinois Includes National Conference
  • Partners in Policymaking National Featured Sessions: Pennsylvania, Minnesota, New Jersey, Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri

 

2016

  • Keynote and Presentations: Melbourne, Australia, Aspect Autism in Education Conference
  • Keynote and Presentations: National Accessibility Summit, Washington, D.C.
  • Keynote and Presentation: National Autism Association Conference
  • Keynote: Association of Teacher Educators Conference
  • Keynote and Presentation: Council for Exceptional Children Conference
  • Keynote and Presentations: Indiana Focus on Inclusion Conference
  • Keynote and Presentations: Wyoming Department of Education Conference
  • Keynote and Presentation: Illinois StarNET Conference
  • Keynote and Presentation: Illinois ARC Conference

 

2015

  • Keynote and Presentations: Queensland, Australia, My Future My Life Conference 1
  • Keynote and Presentations: Brisbane, Australia, My Future My Life Conference 2
  • Keynote and Presentation: OAASFEP Title 1 Federal Spring Conference
  • Keynote and Presentations: Minnesota Autism Conference
  • Keynote and Presentations: New Jersey Coalition for Inclusion Conference
  • Keynote and Presentations: Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities Conference
  • Keynote and Presentations: Illinois StarNET Conference
  • Keynote and Presentation: Chicago Public Schools Spring Inclusive Education Conference
  • Keynote and Presentation: Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Regional Conference

 

2014

  • Keynote and Presentations: From Possibility to Success, New Zealand Imagine Better Conference
  • Keynote and Presentation: Transition Best Practices, Australia Imagine More Conference
  • Keynote and Presentation: From Possibility to Success, Bermuda Ministry of Education and Learning Disabilities Association Conference
  • Keynote and Presentation: From Possibility to Success, Florida Providing Austim Support Conference
  • Full Day Workshop: Inclusive Education, Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Presentations: From Possibility to Success, OAASFEP Title I Federal Spring Conference, Columbus
  • Keynote and Presentation, From Possibility to Success, Autism Society of Baltimore

 

2013

  • Keynote and Presentations: From Disability to Possibility, National Inclusion Works Conference, Austin
  • Opening Keynote and Presentation: From Disability to Possibility, State Family Advocacy Conference, Wyoming
  • Opening Keynote and Presentation: From Disability to Possibility, State of Indiana Inclusive Education Conference
  • Opening Keynote and Presentation: From Disability to Possibility, State of New Mexico Family Empowerment Conference
  • Opening Keynote and Presentation: Just Give Him the Whale, Wisconsin Autism Conference
  • Presentations: Universal Design, Differentiation and Student Accommodations, Illinois Includes Conference
  • Keynote, Presentation and Media Interview: Successful Inclusive Education, Minnesota Governor's Council
  • Opening Keynote and Presentations: You're Welcome, South Carolina Department of Education Conference
  • Opening Keynote and Presentations: You're Welcome, Texas Inclusive Education Conference
  • Opening Keynote and Presentations: Just Give Him the Whale, Pennsylvania Department of Education Regional Conference

 

2012

  • Opening Keynote: From Disability to Possibility, National Inclusion Works Conference, Austin
  • Opening Keynote and Presentations: Successful Collaboration & Inclusive Education, Pensylvania Department of Education Conference
  • Opening Keynotes and Presentations: Virgin Islands Department of Education Summer Institute and Family Conferences
  • Keynote and Presentations: You’re Welcome, Universal Design for Learning & Student Collaboration, Alberta, Canada Inclusive Education Conference
  • Strand Keynote: From Disability to Possibility, National ATE (Association of Teacher Educators) Conference, San Antonio
  • Opening Keynote: From Disability to Possibility, North Dakota Department of Education Conference
  • Specialty Presentations: From Disability to Possibility, Transition & Social Relationships, Australia Education & Family Conference
  • Keynote and Presentations: From Disability to Possibility, Just Give Him the Whale & Universal Design, Knowing Autism Conference, Wisconsin
  • Full Day Workshop: Universal Design for Learning & Differentiated Instruction, National PEAK Conference, Denver
  • Specialty Presentations: Just Give Him the Whale & Successful Social Relationships, National Accessibility Summit, Washington, D.C.
  • Special Strand Presentation: A Friend Indeed, Delaware State Inclusion Conference

 

 

 

Selected Work in Schools and the Community

  • Inclusive Education Presenter and Consultant, Chicago Public Schools
  • Consultant and Presenter, International/National Partners in Policymaking
  • Consultant, Presenter and Coach, Teton County Public Schools, Wyoming
  • Consultant, Presenter and Coach, Bloomingdale Public Schools, Illinois
  • Consultant, Presenter and Coach, Glendale Heights Public Schools, Illinois
  • Consultant, Presenter and Coach, Des Plaines Public Schools, Illinois
  • Consultant, Presenter and Coach, North Berwyn Public Schools, Illinois
  • Consultant, Presenter and Coach, Sauk City Public Schools, Wisconsin
  • Consultant, Presenter and Coach, LaGrange Public Schools, Illinois
 

Selected Research Interests

  • School and Community Inclusive Education
  • Universal Design and Inclusive Curricular Design
  • Collaboration and Co-Teaching
  • Positive Behavior Supports
  • Transition
  • Student Fascination and Interest Areas
 

Selected International Experience

  • Presenter, Melbourne, Australia Autism Education Conference
  • Presenter, Wellington, New Zealand Transition Conference
  • Presenter, Sydney, Australia Inclusive Education Conference
  • Presenter, Cordoba, Argentina Inclusive Education Conference
  • Presenter, Parramatta, Australia Inclusive Education Conference
  • Presenter, Bermuda Inclusive Education Conference
  • Presenter, Wiesbaden, Germany Education Conference
  • Presenter, Brisbane, Australia Transition Conference
  • Presenter, Queensland, Australia Transition Conference
  • Presenter, Toronto, Canada Inclusive Education Conference
 

Selected Personal Interests

  • Musician
  • Architecture
  • Health/Wellness
 
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