Since 1987 Susan has been writing and publishing resources on disability issues, health care, psychology, education and travel. In recognition of her work she is the recipient of several awards including, a Women of Distinction Award in 2001, and Toronto’s Women-on-the-Move Award, in 1995.
Experiencing her life with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) a progressive neuromuscular disorder, has not deterred Susan from seizing life’s opportunities in order to realize her ambitions and dreams.
With an honours degree in social work (BSW) Susan initially worked within community agencies and later branched out to work independently, specializing as a disability adjustment therapist and advocate promoting accessible and accommodation practices. Susan is an International speaker and has presented numerous talks and workshops on topics related to understanding and serving persons with various disabilities.
In 1998 she founded a registered charity, the Canadian Disability Resource Council and manages projects under this umbrella to produce programs geared to enhance awareness of the importance of inclusion. One of the CDRC’s projects enables Susan to host a community radio broadcast in Guelph, ON, (since 2009) entitled, Accessibility Matters and it is complimented with a website.
However, since Dec. 2014 the radio show has been put on hold to enable Susan to work on her latest book(!) entitled, Living Well When Unwell (visit the landing page to sign up for release updates). In the meantime, if you want to read a few thoughtful blog posts check out Susan’s private writing room at Life Smarts
…and just for fun, Susan has a blog about the farm where she lives too.
If you would like to say hello by email – that would be delightful!