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“It was all you promised – practical, fast moving, fun and motivational. You have a great understanding of ASD and a true talent for sharing your knowledge and passion in a way we can relate to.”

“Thankyou for all your support I’ve enjoyed all the hints and tips over the years. My son has just sat exams for 3 HSC subjects and is about to begin studying his final 3 HSC subjects his final exams will be in 2016. We are amazed at how far he has come and a lot of our coping mechanisms and strategies have come from you your web site and handy hints. Bravo to you and your website and good luck to all parents who struggle everyday. There is light to be found at the end of schooling.” Kristen xxx

“My son’s teacher said it’s the best in- service she has ever had! She has had an epiphany! She understands it all so much better. She has some great ideas for the aide! She feels empowered and inspired! This is so great for all her future students too.”

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“I think perhaps I’ve just been struggling along trying to find my way not knowing where to start. I felt so well informed when I left the presentation, I learnt so much.”

“I spent a lot of the day reflecting on my own teaching practise and came out of the workshop full of what is really just best teaching practise for all children, not just kids on the spectrum. You are a wonderful presenter and are a brilliant advocate for these children.”

 “I want to thank you for all that you’ve taught me about ASD kids just through reading your newsletter and the books you recommend. I am very passionate about supporting ASD kids and it’s so good to have the regular ideas and resources emailed out. Thanks for all the time, effort and wisdom you put into them!” Melissa

“Hi Sue, can I say how much I appreciate the wonderful service you provide for parents of kids with ASD.
I have recommended your website/newsletter/books to everyone I meet with kids on the spectrum.
It’s amazing how often I’m facing some challenge at home or school, only to get an email from you which directly addresses the topic within a few days. Uncanny.” Emily Parent

I’m an OT and always love your newsletters and I recommend that parents and teachers go on your email list. Lee Frances

I love all the ready to go ideas, that I can pass straight on to teachers and aides. Jenni

“We value your emails, keep sending those top ten tips, please!”  Heather

“Thank you for your information the last few years, and requesting ideas in planning for e-newsletter. I have been dealing with lots of severe changeling behaviours in children with Autism lately, it is always helpful when I receive your newsletters with ‘how to support’ challenging behaviour children” Mary

Just wanted to give you some feedback on your e-newsletters.
I love all the tips you give – they are so “user friendly” and are given in everyday language. I am an Inclusion Support Facilitator, and as part of my role I work with educators towards building inclusive environments for all children. I am always using the information in your e-newsletters in my work and I encourage all of my services to subscribe themselves.
Thanks for all the great information you share.

Billie-Jeanne Steffensen Inclsuion & Professional Support Program

I have always found your information most helpful and your resources would be the first things I would look at if I needed help with ASD, due to your
extensive experience in helping teachers at a grass roots (not just theory) level. — Kath Dice, LAST Coffs Harbour

You may or may not choose to add: I also appreciate the professional association you have had with Dr Tony Atwood over the years which assures me that your advice is sound—an excellent partnership of theory and practice between two gurus in the field.

Where would we be without you, Sue? Thank you for the consultative assistance you offer for students with ASD, their parents and their teachers.

Kind regards,
Kath Dice

On 19/01/2015 11:44 am, emily booth wrote:
Hi Sue, can I say how much I appreciate the wonderful service you provide for parents of kids with ASD.
I have recommended your website/newsletter/books to everyone I meet with kids on the spectrum.
It’s amazing how often I’m facing some challenge at home or school, only to get an email from you which directly addresses the topic within a few days. Uncanny.

To respond to your query, I wonder whether you have any recommendations about dysgraphia please?
It’s turning out to be a major cause of anxiety for my 6 yo daughter with mild Aspergers who is about to start grade 2. Would love to know more about who we should contact for more advice or assistance, what benefits or otherwise there might be in seeking an official dysgraphia diagnosis and how to support both our daughter and her teachers through what is turning out to be a very fraught learning process! Our FaHCSIA funding is about to run out and we’re on a tight budget but desperate to help our daughter.

Thanks so much, for everything.
All best wishes, Emily

Dear Sue
Thank you for your email. I am starting a new job next week with WA’s school of special educational needs and disability on the autism team, so I’m really excited and looking forward to it. My role will be to go into schools and support teachers and EA’s with those more challenging behaviours exhibited by children with ASD. So any information or reading you can recommend on those more extreme behaviours would be very useful. I have kept everything you send as you never know when you need something different to what you already know. It’s good to have a bank of strategies to use. Thank you for all you support and I look forward to a great 2015 too!

Kind regards,
Amanda Gorst

“The Day Was Brilliant! I love the seminar day at Horsham yesterday. I have so many ideas and strategies worth trying in the classroom and with my small grandson.” Maureen

Dear Sue Larkey
You allready helped me a lot with your tipsheets:
Understanding more about the perception of people with autistic particularities – how one can see the world otherwise than myself
How to cope these differences. I had a lot to learn and every day we have to learn in our teacher team together
Your enthusiasm and creativity in understanding and reacting /answering our students
Thank you very much.
And I read, print, collect re-read every of your tipsheets. Some of them I even translate in german for my collegues.
Have a healthy and nice 2015
Margareta

On 19/01/2015 12:07 pm, Lee Frances wrote:
Hi Sue
I’m an OT and always love your newsletters and I recommend that parents and teachers go on your email list. More ideas for schools for morning tea and lunch would be great. Some of the schools in Melbourne are doing “computer clubs” and “quiet clubs” where kids play lego but it would be good if there were some ideas for kids to do some active play that isn’t socially challenging. I’d love to hear your ideas.
Thanks again
Lee

Firstly, thanks for all your wonderful help and support, you make such a difference to us all.
Sara Parent

pearls of wisdom I always greatly appreciated JO Teacher

Keep up the good work, it is much appreciated. Linda Parent

I am immensely grateful for the years of hard work you have put in, in helping our children/adults. I never miss your workshops in Port and cant wait to see you again, this year. Lyn

Thank you for your regular emails, I always love to read them. I am a secondary school teacher and I even adapt your ideas to my students at times. Gabrielle (have permission)

I am fairly new to working with students with an ASD and have loved your newsletters.
The students I work with all have intellectual disabilities together with ASD, not sure if you have ideas or suggestions for working with these kids.
I am an Art teacher and work with students from age 5-18.
Thank you
Delwyn Castellano

“I think all your resources are truly wonderful and I always make sure I tell work colleagues and others I come into contact of your website and workshops. Keep up the fantastic work in 2015!!” Suzan

Thank you for your information the last few years, and requesting ideas in planning for e-newsletter. I have been dealing with lots of severe changeling behaviours in children with Autism lately, it is always helpful when I receive your newsletters with ‘how to support’ challenging behaviour children Mary 

“I always appreciate your tip sheets and find them very useful. Last year I forwarded one to my son’s teacher about how ASD children find the transition to the next year challenging. She appreciated it so much she forwarded it to the entire staff at our school.Thank you so much Sue for all your hard work and commitment to children with ASD. Every little bit helps as I’m sure you know.” Kelleigh

As a grandmother of a person who has ASD your regular newsletters have been a source of support and ideas.
Thank you. Jenny

“I can not thank you enough for the all the very useful information I have received from you so far. Big THANK YOU !!!” Heike

” I would just say I find your emails always very informative and helpful. I went to one of your workshops last year and absolutely loved it as I was fairly new into the role of Student Support Services last year, so your presentation was very helpful. I had done lots of reading in the area of ASD as I had always previously worked as a classroom teacher with children with ASD, however your presentation gave me lots of good advice and practical ideas for my new role – so, thank you!!!” Daniela (approved) Student Support Services

“I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful ideas for helping our kids! I have passed your name/website on to many of my friends.
Thanks again, you’re doing an awesome job!” Amanda Parent 

“I can not thank you enough for the all the very useful information I have received from you so far. Big THANK YOU !!!” Heike.

“I would like to personally thank you for all the great ideas, teaching strategies and experiences you share with us to support students/ children on the spectrum.” Melanie

Workshop Thanks
Thanks SO much Sue! It was a great day and a magnificent turn out (see Twitter, I posted a pic). My team have already made adjustments to their teaching based on your session yesterday and many classes enjoyed your ‘123’ game!
Thanks again for your time and expertise 😀
And we all had a fantastic day with our new kids today (even with the heavy rain).

All the best
Rose 

“I attended one of Sue’s seminars in Christchurch in October and it was one of the most incredible days of my life – as far as beginning to understand and learn about the complexities of autisim in all its facets. Listening to Sue, and Dean, that day was an inspiration.” Bev Grandmother

What People Say About Sue’s Online Workshops

“Thank you again for the opportunity to take part in these extremely informative modules and for all your wonderful teaching tools and resources. I will highly recommend this course to other teachers.” Cathy

“Your passion shines through every module and it is so very motivating, thank you.” Claire Western Australia

“You would have to be one of the best presenters I have seen. It has been fantastic and I have really benefited (as will the families and children I work with) in applying many of the strategies in my work as an Earlylinks/ inclusion project worker” Kim

“Thank you Sue for the most relevant and practical PD I have ‘attended’. WOW! Having the download notes prior was a great idea. I actually went back and watched the episodes again as it takes me time to soak in the info.Thank you again for giving me a new passion and understanding for all those little cherubs in my class.” Therese, Teacher

“Thank you Sue for your very enlightening course. I wish I had learnt all these pointers some years ago.”  Lorraine, Teacher

“I recently completed the 5 hour online course ‘Making it a success.’ I initially chose to complete this course as I have a little person in my Preschool class this year who has ASD. I have never taught a child who has ASD before and so I have been feeling very anxious and overwhelmed.  I just felt that I didn’t have enough knowledge or skills to teach this little person effectively.

I had heard great things about all of Sue Larkey’s courses. I completed the 45 minute course ‘Key Strategies for Success’ and found this extremely useful.  I then chose to complete the longer course. Not only did this course give me a very extensive range of strategies to try,  I now have a much clearer understanding of ASD, what it can look like and that it is never the same in two children.

Some of the key points I took away were:
*You can’t stop the behaviour, you can change it.
*Time management = anxiety management.
*The difference between sensory meltdown, behaviour meltdown and tantrum.

I feel much more confident in being the teacher for this little person.
This course was fabulous and I would highly recommend it to other educators of children with ASD.
Thanks so much Sue for providing such a valuable resource.”

:)

Kathleen, Teacher

“I’m really enjoying the online PD and have lots of ideas that I can take back to my class.” Penny

“I am both a Mum to a &yr old with ASD and an English teacher, and feel you really addressed important issues in a practical and informative way. I feel I have many new strategies to try and implement and benefited from the examples you provided. I’m also grateful my son’s teacher and learning support teacher are both doing your webinar too, so together we should be able to make a difference to my son’s learning and engagement with the world” Fiona, Parent

“I just finished your course and found it extremely helpful.”

“My son’s teacher said it’s the best in- service she has ever had! She has had an epiphany! She understands it all so much better. She has some great ideas for the aide! She feels empowered and inspired! This is so great for all her future students too.”

“It was all you promised – practical, fast moving, fun and motivational. You have a great understanding of ASD and a true talent for sharing your knowledge and passion in a way we can relate to.”

“Thank you for organising these online modules for training. They are great! Easy to follow and full of fantastic strategies for you to walk away with. A must for ALL teachers.” John, Indonesia

“I just finished the online course. I got a lot out of it, I wish more people would do the course! I appreciate your time and enthusiasm!” Annemarie, Parent child with ASD

“Firstly I just want to thank you for such an enjoyable, & educational online course about understanding autism. I thoroughly enjoyed each module and cold have easily listened to you talk for another 5 hours! After finishing the modules I cannot wait to get back into the classroom and put some of your tips and idea into practice. I personally enjoyed watching the videos of children on the ASD and then listening to you speak of those specific cases. For me those real examples made things very clear and understandable.” Rebecca


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