Dr. Susan Crawford Receives Fulbright Alumni Project Support

A big congratulations to our own Dr. Susan Crawford on receiving Fullbright Alumni Project Support for Get Autism Active. “Dr Susan Crawford will return to the U.S. in summer 2018 to collaborate with the University of San Francisco, associated ASD units, and San Jose State University, California and roll out the GetAutismActive programme. This programme aims to help…

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ASD Seminar Cork 14th April

Dear Colleagues, The full day seminar below, sponsored by the Mardyke Arena may be of interest. “Exploring Autism from Movement, Health and Wellbeing Perspectives”. When: 14th April: Mardyke Arena, Cork. Registration: 8.30am Duration: 9am to 5pm Registration/Sign in 8.30-9am. Opening Welcome: 9am-9.15am. HSE Representative address: 9.15am -9.30am. Keynote 1: 9.30am-10.15am: Dr Judith Miles, Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Dept…

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Programme encourages physical movement amongst people with autism

Full Article from the COrk Evening Echo Here: http://www.eveningecho.ie/corknews/Programme-encourages-physical-movement-amongst-people-with-autism-37041c4e-6a5b-4d5a-9f36-f61707649cf8-ds Darragh Bermingham An activity scheme for people with autism is coming to Cork next month with organisers hoping to introduce a nationwide, year-round programme as part of an ‘Autism Aware’ initiative. Get Autism Active is a physical activity programme aimed at individuals with autism living and working…

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Introducing Get Autism Aware

Get Autism Active has now gotten a new aspect to the programme called Get Autism Aware. This is a programme for individuals, businesses, community groups, schools and enterprises to become Autism Aware.  The Autism Aware Programme has 3 easy to follow steps: Step 1: Complete a 4 hour online training programme and gain your  Autism…

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Thanksgiving Celebration at the US Ambassador’s residence

Dr Susan Crawford was a guest at the Thanksgiving Celebration in the US Ambassador’s Residence at the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Thur 16th Nov. Dr Crawford, a Fulbright Scholar is also a member of the Ireland US Alumni Association Board and is continuing her work on both the Get Autism Active and Get Autism Aware initiatives. See www.getautismactive.com for further details.

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Showcasing Get Autism Active and Get Autism Aware at the Enterprise night in Miltown Malbay, Co.Clare.

Tomas, Orlagh (our super assistant) and I were delighted to be a part of the wonderful exhibition of Miltown Malbay enterprises on Friday night last, at the local community centre. The vibe, positive energy and great good will in the hall was palpable from the getgo. Despite The inclement weather, hundreds showed their support of…

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From West Clare to Social Entrepreneur: “GetAutismActive”

My passion for addressing quality of life issues for children and adults with autism began when my only child Tomás, was diagnosed with the condition, at the age of two.  This was back in 1998, when services were scarce and educational provision was just evolving.  

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Get Autism Active

Hi All, Ronan (my web developer who has been holding my hand, literally!) and I are very excited to be launching www.GetAutismActive.com. We look forward to your engagement with the programme. This has been the culmination of many days, months and years of work so I’m really proud to see it finally come this far.…

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Demo: Overarm Throw

http://fiontair.ie/getautismactive/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Overarmthrow.mp4 Identifying Features Arm is swung backward in preparationOpposite elbow is raised for balanceThrowing elbow moves forward horizontally as it extendsTrunk markedly rotates to throwing side during preparatory actionThrowing shoulder drops slightlyDefinite rotation through hips, legs, spine, and shoulders during throwWeight during preparatory movement is on rear footAs weight is shifted, there is a step…

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