Principles and Practice of Working With Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

By Brookdale Care, PRNE
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

LONDON, March 2, 2011 - An undergraduate course organised by The National Autistic Society
( in partnership with the University of Cumbria
( The course is aimed at professionals
and practitioners from health, education and social care and is also relevant
to parents.

Course summary

This six day course, attending one day a week, is very much practice
based and will focus on an area relating to the autism spectrum. It will
explore ways of working with individuals with autism and Asperger syndrome,
in a range of settings.

Credits awarded

20 credits at level 4, 5, 6 & 7 awarded by the University of Cumbria


Brookdale Care (, Wyboston, Bedfordshire

Course dates

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May, 1st and 8th June 2011

Day 1 An introduction to the autism spectrum

Day 2 Social communication and social interaction: ways of supporting

Day 3 Sensory differences in people with autism

Day 4 Difficulties with imagination and flexible thinking

Day 5 Interventions and organisational aspects of working with autism

Day 6 A individual's perspective and a parent's perspective

Course fees: GBP250 levels 4, 5, 6 (20 credits) and GBP389 level 7 (20

Assessment: All students are expected to submit an assignment at the end
of the course

Closing dates: 18 March 2011

For further information and an application form contact: the University
of Cumbria on: +44(0)1524-384360 or email:

    Training and Consultancy
    6th Floor Castle Heights, 72 Maid Marian Way
    Nottingham NG1 6BJ
    Registered as a charity no. 269425

Notes for Editors:

    - Established in 1995, Brookdale is a family-run company specialising
      exclusively in the delivery of dedicated hospital, residential
      and supported living care solutions for people with Autistic Spectrum
      Disorders (ASD).

    - Brookdale Care provides specialist care services at our purpose built
      hospital at Milton Park in Wyboston, Bedfordshire - the first
      of its kind in the UK - and a range of residential homes in
      Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and North London.

    - Brookdale Care's philosophy is to deliver the safe, comfortable
      living environments and structured routines needed by people
      living with ASC and to provide individually tailored support and
      encouragement to help each service user maximise their potential.

    - Brookdale's Milton Park Independent Hospital and nine residential
      homes enable us to provide a complete range of services across
      the autistic spectrum, from those diagnosed with Autism and Learning
      Disabilities to those with High Functioning Autism or Asperger

    - Brookdale offers the following range of services:

    - Specialist staff trained in ASC and challenging behaviours
    - Comprehensive and ongoing assessments and care plans
    - Specialist support from a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians and
    - Structured education, employment and leisure activities
    - Bespoke educational courses at local colleges
    - Independent living skills
    - Community integration and involvement

- For further information please visit our website at

Lesa Walton, Brookdale Care, +44(0)1707-387868

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