Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Kinesiology, Health & Sport Studies

Suzanna Rocco Dillon Ph.D., CAPE

Assistant Professor
sdillon@wayne.edu
Fax: (313) 577-9301
Office Location & Hours
125.2 Matthaei Building (Grant Office)
(313) 577-9847
2156 FAB (Academic Office)
(313) 577-1194
Responsibilities
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Degrees and Certifications
  • Ph.D. in Developmental and Adapted Physical Education (Special Education cognate), Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
  • Master of Arts in Physical Education (Special Education cognate), Western Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science, Alma College
  • Nationally Certified Adapted Physical Educator (C.A.P.E.)
Academic Interests
  • Adapted Physical Education Teacher Education
  • Adapted Physical Actiity Leadership
  • Physical Education Teacher Education
Area of Expertise
  • Physical Activity Programming for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Inclusive Practices in Physical Education
  • Public Laws and Policies specific to Adapted Physical Education and Sport for Individuals with Disabilities
Research Interests
  • Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in Physical Activity Programming for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Inclusive Practices in Physical Education
  • Preparation of and Perceptions of General Physical Educators Specific to Teaching Students with Disabilities
Community Engagement Activities
  • Coordinate the WSU Adapted Physical Education Program and Athletes with Autism Program (www.athleteswithautism.org) providing sport and physical activity programming for school-aged individuals with Autism on the WSU campus.
  • Coordinator of the Michigan Leadership and Education in Adapted Physical Education (MI-LEAPE) Project. The MI-LEAPE Project provides hands-on training in area public schools as it trains adapted physical education specialists and general physical educators to provide quality physical education services to students with disabilities. The MI-LEAPE Project is supported with funding from the US Department of Education.
  • Collaboration with the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Adaptied Sports Program and the Detroit Diehards Wheelchair Basketball Team
  • Advisory Committee Member for Camp Abilities Michigan (www.campabilitiesmichigan.org)
  • President of the National Consortium for Physical Education for Indviiduals with Disabilities (2014-2016) (www.ncpeid.org)