Pamela Buchanan, MA, CAPE is a Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Ms Buchanan received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology & Health Education and graduate degree in Adapted Physical Education from Sam Houston State University in Texas and holds a national certification in adapted physical education (CAPE). She has worked as an elementary physical education teacher and an adapted physical education specialist in both school and residential settings. She has been a speaker and presenter for than 500 schools, regional education service centers, and national conferences. Ms. Buchanan has worked as an educational consultant with more than 375 school districts, and agencies such as Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, United Cerebral Palsy of Texas, and 16 of the 20 Region Education Service Centers in Texas. She served as a consultant to the Texas Education Agency in the development of Texas Education Agency's web site regarding frequently asked questions in adapted physical education. The University Of Texas, Dean of Students' Volunteer and Service Learning Program, presented the Outstanding Faculty Volunteer and Outstanding Student Volunteer Organization award to Ms. Buchanan and her students who provide Sensory and Motor Integration training to children with autism and their families.