17th January 2019

Dr Susan Crawford to run Wild Atlantic Way to raise Autism Awareness 

Dr Susan Crawford to run the Wild Atlantic Way to raise Autism Awareness.

Dr Susan Crawford, who lives in Miltown Malbay Co. Clare, will confirm her ‘Super Woman’ status next month as she embarks on a 2,500km run along the entire route of the Wild Atlantic starting on Saturday February 9th in Kinsale, Co. Cork.

A specialist in Autism, Dr Crawford a lecturer at UCC, will dedicate her run to building awareness around autism and while she will not fundraise per se on her run, she has appealed for sponsorship towards logistics and will deliver  the ‘Autism Awareness Training Programme for businesses, which she developed,  to groups within key towns along the Wild Atlantic Way route. Participation in these certified 2 hour workshops costs €40 pp.

In advance of her start day, Dr Crawford, with enthusiastic support from Mayor of Ennis, Cllr. Clare Colleran Molloy, will hold an Autism Awareness Training Session at Temple Gate Hotel,  Ennis, from 6pm – 8pm on Wednesday January 23rd.

Cllr Molloy said, “Dr Susan Crawford is a two time Fullbright Award winner for her work on development of autism awareness programmes. Hopefully the people of Ennis and Clare will get behind Susan as she embarks on her challenging odyssey to run from south to north along the compete route of the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s a huge effort from this dedicated professional and mother to raise awareness about autism and she needs our support. Susan will be joined on parts her run by her son and inspiration Tomás”

Diarmuid McMahon, president Ennis Chamber said, “Dr Susan Crawford is a remarkable woman, and I urge the business community to support her efforts to raise awareness around autism. A recognised authority in the academic world in the field of autism, Susan has developed a unique training course for businesses to raise awareness of the condition.  I urge businesses in Ennis and Clare to support Susan by signing up for the training session to be held at Temple Gate Hotel on January 23rd.  It is an opportunity for the businesses in Ennis and across the county to openly demonstrate that they embrace diversity.”

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