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12 July 2023
10am – 1pm
Online – Zoom
Fees apply

This course acknowledges and celebrates difference. It situates neurodiversity as a natural variation to ‘the norm’ rather than as something that is disordered, dysfunctional or deficient. The aim of the course is for participants to increase their knowledge and develop confidence in discussing some aspects of neurodiversity including Autism, Dyslexia and ADHD.

Key questions we will ask on the course are ‘What is neurodiversity?’ and ‘How can we work more effectively with neurodivergent children and young people?’. A focus will be placed on the positive impact neurodiversity can have in fostering and adoption placements. Participants will have the opportunity to share best practice through group discussions.

Your trainer, Dr Gemma North, has extensive research and practice experience in the field of neurodiversity.


The learning outcomes for this course are:

  • To develop understanding of neurodiversity
  • To gain a better understanding of the needs of neurodivergent children and young people
  • To increase participant confidence to take steps in becoming more knowledgeable, skilled and inclusive when working with neurodiversity

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