Susan Norwell M.A. Special Education, has worked with a wide array of students, including those with Rett Syndrome, Autism and Multiple Disabilities for the last 38 years. She has spent the last 27 years in private practice working primarily with children on the Autism spectrum and girls who have Rett Syndrome. She is an instructor at NEIU in the SPED department teaching Assistive Technology and Curriculum Methods courses for graduate students. She is trained in “Greenspan’s Floortime” model and would consider herself a relationship based educational specialist. Susan’s current focus is in teaching literacy skills for children without verbal language and with significant disabilities while integrating augmentative communication and technology supports. She consults to various school districts on successful education of children with Rett Syndreome and those on the Autism Spectrum and has presented workshops worldwide. Susan is a high-energy consultant who is known for her broad knowledge base as well as practical and creative ideas for furthering the learning of those with the most significant challenges.
Susan’s involvement with Rett U represents a 5 year dream of being able to provide systematic training for parents and those working with individuals with Rett. She is thrilled to see this dream actualized with GirlPower2Cure and envisions people being able to more consistently unlock potential for individuals with Rett in the future!!!