Scottish Autism Strategy

As some of you may be aware, the Scottish Government is funding some places on an Open University course called Understanding the Autistic Spectrum. This is part of the national autism strategy which aims to improve services and support for individuals with autism across Scotland.
I’ve been wanting to formalise my knowledge of autism for a while now so when I got an email last week telling me about the course I thought I’d register my interest and see what happened – nothing ventured, nothing gained! Well on Thursday morning, the registration papers dropped through the door. To be quite honest, I didn’t quite believe my eyes so I had to ring up to check. The lovely lady I spoke to confirmed that I do indeed have a place on the course. Hooray!
I’m really looking forward to refreshing my knowledge and formalizing what I’ve learned on the job over the last 11 years. It all starts on 3rd November and the course lasts 20 weeks. Time to get organised and buy a lever arch file!