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University of Kent: Autism Studies

Institution University of Kent View institution profile
Department Tizard Centre
Web www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme is an advanced professional development programme involving some or all of the following: distance learning; study workshops. Autism Studies can be completed mainly by distance learning.

The Tizard Centre is part of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) and has excellent links with health and social care organisations, and other relevant establishments.

The Centre is at the forefront of learning and research in autism, intellectual disability and community care, and in 2013 received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of its outstanding work in these areas.

The Centre has excellent links with health and social care organisations, and other relevant establishments. Our primary aims, through research, teaching and consultancy, are:

To find out more about how to effectively support and work with people with learning disabilities.

To help carers, managers and professionals develop the values, knowledge and skills that enable better services.

To aid policymakers, planners, managers and practitioners to organise and provide enhanced services.

The Tizard Centre is recognised as leading the field in deinstitutionalisation and community living, challenging behaviour, quality of staff support, sexuality and autism, and has had a significant impact on national policies in these areas. We are committed to addressing issues arising from social inequality.

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