engagement and learning, the use of assistive technology by students with special needs, and distance education. She specializes in the teaching and learning of children with autism spectrum disorders and children with social, emotional and behavioral disabilities.
Susan is the Past President of the Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) and a founding member of the Division of Performing and Visual Arts Education (DARTS) - divisions within the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).She serves in the Representative Assembly for the Council for Exceptional Children.
She is a founding member of Vulnerable Children and Youth Action (VCAYA), an international organization focusing on improving the lives of vulnerable children in developing countries and she is a board member of PLEA Agency servicing individuals with autism in the Pittsburgh area.
She has collaborated with special education professionals in Cuba, Peru, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Latvia, Kuwait, Trinidad & Tobago, Israel, Portugal and Uganda and Liberia.