Susan Rogers is giving a presentation on transitioning to adulthood for people with disabilities entitled "Switching Gears: A Roadmap to the Future," at the YAI International Conference in New York City in May 2015.
Susan is presenting a workshop on "Autism Spectrum Disorder: Putting the Puzzle Together One Piece at a Time" for Wayne State University School of Social Work Continuing Education Program" in March 2015.
Susan has been named to the Best Buddies Michigan Expansion Team, to start a Best Buddies state chapter in Michigan.
Susan is the Chair of the Wayne State University School of Social Work capital campaign.
Susan presented “Starting and Teaching Sexuality Programs” and “Working With Parents and Consumers” at theINARF 2013 Annual Conference in Indianapolis in March 2013.
Susanpresented a workshop in May 2012 at the YAI 33rd Annual International Conference in New York, NY titled “Health and Sexuality” (for David Hingsburger) and “Successful Person-Centered Transition for People with ID/DD.” This was the third year that Susan was invited to present at the conference.
Parare Consulting created the Parare Consulting PLC Susan H. Rogers Annual Scholarship, in the Wayne State University School of Social Work.This scholarship was established to recognize scholastic achievement, encourage continued progress, and provide assistance to graduate social work students who are committed to working with individuals with disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Susan served on the Board of Trustees of Judson Center from 2010 to 2014, after working as a volunteer for two years in committee positions.She was an active member of several Judson Center committees relating to programs and policies, and continues a close relationship with the agency. Since 1924, Judson Center, a non-profit human service agency located in Royal Oak, Michigan, has empowered individuals and families in southeast Michigan to live the best life possible.Judson Center offers personalized support services for children of all ages and their families including adoption, autism services, community living support, family preservation, foster care, outpatient mental health/counseling, and respite care.
Susan has continued her work with youth of siblings with disabilities, after training sessions with Don Meyer, director of the Sibling Support Project, by conducting Sibshop training programs.
Susan has continued broadening her knowledge and expertise in the area of health and sexuality for people with disabilities and is committed to working with people to assist in the achievement of independent and healthy lifestyles. As part of this effort, she has attended seminars with nationally and internationally known experts in the field, such as Bobra Fyne and David Hingsburger.
Best Buddies Hyannis Port Challenge “Everyone deserves a ‘Best Buddy’ and that is why I am biking one mile at a time.” In June 2012, Susan Rogers bicycled 100 miles in less than 8 hours for the Audi Best Buddies Hyannis Port Challenge in support of the 250 million people living with intellectual disabilities, raising over $2,700 for Best Buddies International. This was a repeat performance for Susan, who also completed the Best Buddies Hyannis Port Challenge in 2010. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information about Best Buddies, go to www.bestbuddies.org.
In the News
Parare Consulting and Susan Rogers were featured in a Detroit News article, “Adviser preps disabled kids for new life stages.”For a copy of the article, see the News Article link below.