This one-day online course aims to help Health & Social Care Practitioners develop a foundation of knowledge and communication skills, to provide more effective support for neurodiverse clients/patients. 

The course is delivered by an academic lecturer/researcher who is a Chartered Psychologist and a qualified CBT therapist, with personal experience of neurodiversity.


Who is this course for?

This CPD course is designed to be of interest and relevance to:

professionals/trainees from a wide range of Health and Social Care settings including registered nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Nursing Associates, Healthcare Assistants, Social work assistants, Team Leaders

Why choose this course?

This evidence based course responds to recent research demonstrating:

  • The aim of this course is in line with the Scottish Government Strategy highlighting the need to educate and train healthcare professionals in the area of autism

  • A consistent rise in the prevalence of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in recent years
  • Limited knowledge and understanding of the needs of neurodiverse people among healthcare professionals
  • The negative impact of healthcare professionals’ poor understanding of neurodiverse individuals’ needs on the quality of care; e.g. it is evident that autistic patients in the UK delay or avoid healthcare because they do not feel understood by healthcare professionals

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module you will be able to:

1. Explain the concept of neurodiversity.

2. Recognise how your attitudes towards neurodiversity may affect your behaviours in professional practice.

3. Identify common difficulties, strengths, and unique attributes of neurodiverse individuals.

4. Discuss the importance of integrating a strength-based approach in support of neurodiverse individuals.

 5. Demonstrate how to use strength-based language in professional practice while supporting neurodiverse clients/patients.

On completion of the online course, you will receive a CPD certificate of attendance as demonstration of your learning.

How you will be taught

A wide range of learning activities and resources will be used. In addition to listening to PowerPoint presentation, you will have an opportunity to work on a clinical scenario (groupwork); complete online self-assessment tests measuring your knowledge and attitudes towards neurodiversity (individual work), and reflect  on how your attitudes may affect your behaviours in professional practice (groupwork).

Start date

This online course will run on 11 June 2024.

Entry requirements

This course is open to a wide range of Health and Social Care Practitioners  (e.g. registered nurses, doctors), Allied Health Professionals, Nursing Associates, Healthcare Assistants, Social work assistants  


The cost for this course is £100.

 If you are paying for the course yourself, after completing the application form below you can pay by card here.

If you need to raise an invoice to pay for your place please email with the date and course title and the names of all those you’d like to register. We will then contact you with a PO number to quote on your invoice.


You can apply for the course by completing our application form.