What are your plans for World Autism Awareness Day?

In case you hadn’t heard, today is World Autism Awareness Day. In fact, it’s World Autism Awareness Week all this week – is your school doing anything special to mark the occasion? For us, the Autism module on our masters-level SEND Programme is always a popular course and we are busy preparing for the next cohort starting in May.

Stand out by making a difference

According to a survey carried out by the National Autistic Society, 7 out of 10 parents of children with autism said ‘it had not been easy to get the educational support their child needs”. If you think that some in-house expertise in Autism would be beneficial for the children in your setting, you may be interested in our flexible and practice-led Autism Spectrum Conditions module which is possible to complete online within a year.

In fact, you can achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Conditions if you also decide to take a deeper dive into Autism by completing our Evidence and Pedagogy for Inclusion module.

Why is May a good time to start?

You can begin our online modules in September, May and January each year. However, we believe that the May cohort offers some unique benefits:

  • Complete much of the reading and project preparation work during the summer holidays.
  • Implement projects and strategies as soon as you are back at school in the new academic year.
  • Finish writing up your assignments in the Spring term, when there are fewer school commitments.

Visit our page to find out more about the course. To book onto our May cohort, please complete our online booking form and we will then be in touch straight away to progress your booking. You will need to be working in an educational setting and have completed an undergraduate degree to be eligible for the course. However, if you have not completed a degree and are keen to join the programme, you can complete and submit an assignment to show that you are ready to study at level 7 – contact us for more information regarding this route.

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