Get Autism Active
Specialists in Training and Consulting on Autism & Movement
by Dr. Susan Crawford
By Dr. Susan Crawford
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Pioneering Clare Co. Co. Autism Awareness Initiative
On 25th April, the Clare County Council Autism Awareness Initiative was launched in partnership with Dr. Susan Crawford of Get Autism Active. As part of the programme there was an open call for people to particpate in a series of online live webinars throughout May and anytime online course thereafter.
Anthony Doogan, Principal.
Principal, Moville Community College
Dr. Susan Crawford gave a two day workshop on autism to Special Education Needs teachers and 12 Special Needs Assistants in Moville Community College. She enthused the staff with her positivity, knowledge and expertise. Staff gained a great understanding in autism and in particular the importance of movement and activity to improve student learning and gain confidence in their daily lives. Susan’s work lives on in our school every day. I regularly see members of our ASD classes engaged in physical activity, mobility activities and hand to eye co-ordination activities that were introduced to us by Susan. She’ll be back!
The Mahon Family Resource Centre
The Mahon Family Resource Centre
Dr Susan Crawford, ASD Consultant has been a friend and mentor to the staff and parents in Mahon Family Centre. She has given generously with her time and expertise over the past 3 years. Her knowledge in the area of autism is unparalleled and comprehensive. Her ability to connect with parents through her Get Autism Active programmes has given our parents and staff the skills to engage in a dynamic way with children attending Mahon Family Centre.
Dr Máire Leane
PhD and Senior Lecturer in Social Policy
Dr Susan Crawford is a muti-qualified professional and academic with extensive expertise and experience in devising innovative solutions to the challenges, which ASD can create for individuals and their families. Her unique skill set as practitioner, researcher and innovator, her detailed understanding of the field of ASD and her integrity as an individual, render her a leader in the field in Ireland
Mary Doohan McCraith
Lecturer Letterkenny IT, Creche owner
Upon attending her training programme, the content knowledge was ideally directed towards improving upon strategies, techniques and methods to successfully engage with and assist children with autism. Susan with her wealth of lived experiences answered all questions presented to her with meaningful responses which equipped participants with invaluable skills to ensure the best possible outcomes for children in their care
Colette Heaney & Elisha Sweeney
Mayo Autism Camp
Whether you are starting out on your journey with your child with Autism, have been on the journey for a number of years or are an Autistic adult, time spent listening to and engaging with Dr Susan Crawford will change your perspective forever. Susan inspires a renewed energy and a positivity in what one can achieve as a parent or as an Autistic person, especially by engaging in sport and being active. Her straight talking, sense of humour and practical approach is truly inspiring and motivational
Máirín Ní Chonghaile
Is eagraíocht oideachais agus oiliúna pobail é Muintearas
Movement Experts Ireland / GetAutismActive – is a great organisation that has been created by a great woman, Dr. Susan Crawford. Susan delivered supern training for a group of here in Connamara. Susan is extremely knowledgeable and very engaging in how she speaks to a room. We found the information we received to be very personal and professional at the same time. Any questions that were raised by parents or carers were in instantly understood answered precisel
Graduate of Thomond College of Education
I am a qualified PE teacher with over thirty years of teaching and coaching experience. I found the course to be really informative, engaging and enjoyable. Susan uses a very facilitating style of presentation which encourages participants to exchange experiences and also respects the unique nature of each child’s autism.
Kildare Sports Partnership
In November 2019 Kildare Sports Partnership and County Kildare Leader Partnership hosted Autism Awareness Training delivered by Dr Susan Crawford. With a sold-out event of over 100 people the evening was a huge success. Susan linked her academic research on autism with her personal journey including her evidence on the importance of incorporating physical activity and fundamental movement skills into intervention programmes for individuals with autism.
Sports Inclusion Disability Officer, Kildare Sports Partnership
Her presentation style was engaging and interactive with lots of experiences being shared by the audience. We received very positive feedback from those in attendance and we look forward to welcoming Susan back to Kildare in the near future
Principal, St Joseph’s Secondary School
We have been extremely lucky to have Dr. Susan Crawford deliver a range of courses as part of our professional development programme for staff in St Joseph’s Secondary School. Susan’s expertise and knowledge in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorder has seen her deliver a variety of courses, such as “Autism Awareness” and “Fundamental Movement Skills for students with ASD” to our staff. These coupled with the many online courses that our staff have completed through Susan’s website “Get Autism Active” has allowed our school community to build a knowledge base and skillset that ensures our provision for students with ASD is of the highest quality. We will continue to liaise with Susan as we feel that her training programmes will continue to enhance how we support students with ASD long into the future.
Learn the Alphabet of Movement with 19 Individual Skills
Get Autism Active Resource Kit: Fundamental Movement Skills
- Video Demonstrations for each Skill
- Voice Over Instructions
- Identifying Features for Each Skill
- Additional Learning Opportunities Outlined
- Printable Skill Checklist and Assessment
The course covers the introduction to ASD, Support Reading, Picture Exchange Communications System (PECS), Teaching and Learning interventions, Diagnosis and issues arising.
Meet Dr. Susan Crawford
Dr. Susan Crawford is a two time Fullbright Award Winner for her work on the Get Autism Active Resource Kit
Susan is an autism and movement specialist. She is also the mother of a young man who is autistic. She previously worked as a researcher and lecturer in academia. She frequently addresses audiences all over the world about the importance of developing movement skills for the autistic population.
Susan is the author of the internationally aclaimed “Get Autism Active Resource Kit” and accompanying text book. Susan works with sports organisations, educators and businesses as well as 1:1 consultations.
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