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  • WEBINAR: A Four Part Comprehensive ONLINE AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) & FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT SKILLS (FMS) Training Series with Waterford Sports Partnership and Waterford Teachers' Centre

WEBINAR: A Four Part Comprehensive ONLINE AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) & FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT SKILLS (FMS) Training Series with Waterford Sports Partnership and Waterford Teachers' Centre

WEBINAR: A Four Part Comprehensive ONLINE AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) & FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT SKILLS (FMS) Training Series with Waterford Sports Partnership and Waterford Teachers' Centre

Who should complete this online training?
Teachers, SNAs, Coaches or anyone working in both voluntary and paid capacity who wish to develop and up skill on knowledge and practice in relation to ASD with specific emphasis on movement as a strategy to promote regulation, reduce anxiety and increase engagement. 

COST: €20pp (includes all four webinars) | Book your place HERE
For further information please contact Pauline Casey on 086 7837385 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The four webinars culminate in a core ASD/FMS programme which is currently essential as both a regulatory and behaviour management strategy.

Introduction to ASD | Wednesday 22nd September 7-8pm
This webinar explores diagnosis, issues in the world of ASD, theories, prevalence, associated conditions and evidence based teaching and learning interventions.

Introduction to Fundamental Movement Skills | Wednesday 29th September 7-8pm
This webinar explores what fundamental movement skills are, why they are important, how they are developed, programme planning and delivery, and the use of demonstration and feedback in the world of FMS.

Promoting and Maintaining participation in Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) programmes for students with ASD | Wednesday 6th October 7-8pm
This webinar explores how to maximise participation in FMS for students with ASD.

Exploring The GetAutismActive Programme | Wednesday 13th October 7-8pm
This webinar brings it all together in The GetAutismActive Online Resource Kit. This is a teaching and learning tool which Susan has developed and refined over years of research and innovation. It includes the 19 skills of movement i.e. running, jumping, kicking, dodging etc. It is designed using an ‘eclectic’ approach and has taken best practice from each of a number of teaching and learning methodologies. Hence each skill comes with a video demonstration, a checklist of how the skill is broken down into steps, a voice over prompt with key cues, an incidental teaching and learning guide and a guide to evaluate each session. Proprioceptive stretches are included to use before and after each session.

Bio: 

Susan Crawford originally trained as a general nurse and midwife and worked in these combined fields both nationally and internationally before returning to complete a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Limerick. On graduating, I worked in exercise prescription and sport injury management. I completed my Ph.D. in Autism and movement impairment in the University of Limerick. From here I went on to join the Staff of The School of Education in U.C.C from 2008-2019 where I worked as a lecturer and researcher. I lectured on the B.Ed Sports Studies and Physical Education and the Masters in Education programmes. I continued my research particularly in the combined areas of Autism, movement and university/School/Community collaboration. I received a number of awards and recognition for this work to include The President’s Award, Digital Champion and Fulbright Scholarship and Fulbright Alumni award. After becoming became a Fulbright Scholar in 2015, I travelled and worked with the University of San Francisco to go on to create and develop the “GetAutismActive” online resource kit. In 2019, I left UCC and went into full autism training and consulting fulltime. I have presented workshops, keynote addresses, motivational speeches to both parents and professionals in a variety of disciplines. I have also published and engaged with diverse groups and communities both nationally and internationally across different disciplines and ages. I am the mother of a young man Tomás with autism. Together we have completed runs, hikes, trails, swims and more all over the world. My philosophy is very much about celebrating ability and I firmly believe “it’s never too late to learn a new skill”. I think this is a timely opportunity to address supporting our students/adults returning to school environments/care settings while also promoting their holistic health, learning and well-being in the process. Equally it provides our teachers and SNAs with the knowledge, skills and resources to engage meaningfully and without stress with their students/service users especially in this Covid 19 era.

Course Details

Course Date 22-09-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 13-10-2021 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 23-08-2021
Capacity 100
Cut off date 22-09-2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price €20.00
Speaker Dr Susan Crawford PhD, Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant, Fulbright Scholar, and Masters in Teaching & Learning, BScSport & Exercise Science, Registered Midwife and Registered General Nurse.
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Location ONLINE (via ZOOM)

Eircode - X91 XD98

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