This course will provide students with an understanding and increased knowledge of how Positive Communities of Practice can enable and empower individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. The course will highlight the importance of creating positive relationships with a range of partners. Students will understand the importance of working with individuals with ASD and their families to appreciate their perspectives, priorities and ideas. As part of this process, students will explore diversity within communities of practice and identify the skills required to develop stronger relationships and collaborative practices within these communities. Students will investigate the role that leaders play in creating ASD-friendly environments by identifying the supports and strategies required to provide a positive and effective experience for the individual with ASD and their families within settings. These skills will assist postgraduates to reflect on their own experience to assist them in working more effectively with stakeholders to develop communities of practice.
Education and Nursing Courses will be charged at the Student Contribution band 1 rate. Transitional arrangements apply.