Next Autism Training workshop will be held here in Miltown Malbay on Tue 15th Jan from 6-8pm and is titled “exploring different approaches to enhance learning, health, communication and behaviours for children and adults on the spectrum”. Cost of the workshop is €40 and places must be reserved in advance. Please message Susan on email@example.com for to book and for further details of upcoming events.
“It was only a matter of someone telling us what was needed and we were happy to make the changes. Otherwise, we wouldn’t know” (Claire Jones, Supervalu, Miltown Malbay).
- What are the support structures that can be put in place to encourage children and adults with autism to engage with others?
- How can society help to alleviate anxiety and isolation for individuals with autism?
- Do you want to support and participate in meaningful change in your home, your business, your community and your society?
This 2 hour certified course developed by Dr Susan Crawford explores autism from health, communication, behaviours and movement perspectives for individuals, professionals, businesses and community groups. The course is open to anyone who wants to grow their knowledge of autism either from personal, professional or knowledge perspectives. The course will provide opportunity to address and explore the condition in depth and participants will receive certificates following completion of a quiz on the topic.
Dr Susan Crawford (PhD) specialises in addressing autism from research, policy and practice perspectives. She has been actively involved in addressing the learning and overall development of education, health and activity programmes for children and adults with autism for the past 20 years. Susan’s only child Tomas was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2yrs and subsequently with epilepsy and autism related catatonia in recent years. However, singly and collectively despite these issues they have completed runs, walks, half marathons, marathons and trails all over the world highlighting the potential of all on the autism spectrum despite the diagnosis. Susan has spoken and published both nationally and internationally. She has also been the recipient of numerous awards for her autism related work. Her third book on “Fundamental Movement Skill Acquisition for Children and Adults with Autism” published to international acclaim was launched on November 26th in The Bellbridge Hotel with host Marty Morrissey.
In 2019, Susan will undertake to walk, run and cycle The Wild Atlantic Way in her bid to promote Ireland as “autism active and autism aware”. The schedule for this initiative will be rolled out in January 2019.