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Duration (approx) 100 hours
Qualification Statement of Attainment

Brains are different! Embrace Neurodiversity. Understand more about the impact of neurodiversity personally and professionally.

  • Humans have natural differences (diversity) in brain functioning which arises from genetics variations. 
  • Differences are most often seen in forms of conditions or disorders which are diagnosed.  
  • Join the movement which advocates for difference from neurotypical ways of thinking.
  • Achieve diversity and inclusion in your workplace.   
  • Understand neurodivergent people. 


Lesson Aims: 
Discuss what neurodiversity is. 
Explain the impact of neurodivergence on the wellbeing and development of children. 
Describe the impact of neurodiversity on the adolescent individual.
Describe the impact of neurodiversity in adulthood on the individual.
Describe the impact of neurodiversity on relationships.
Describe the impact of neurodiversity in education and strategies to support neurodiverse students.
Describe difficulties and opportunities for neurodiverse individuals in the workplace.
Describe counselling techniques and strategies for working with neurodivergent individuals.

Who is this course for? 
  • Educators 
  • Business leaders
  • School teachers 
  • Supervisors 
  • Nurses and healthcare workers 
  • Counsellors and Pastoral Care teams
  • Volunteers 
  • Youth Workers 
  • Support Care Workers 
  • Family Support Teams 
  • Social workers


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Course Structure

There are eight lessons in the course -

Lesson 1: Scope and Nature of Neurodiversity
History of the term ‘Neurodiversity’
What is neurodiversity today
The difference between neurotypical and neurodivergent brains
The neurodivergent experience
Other considerations

Lesson 2: Neurodiversity & Childhood
Gender and neurodiversity
Stereotyped behaviour
Mental health and neurodiversity
Strategies to help neurodivergent children

Lesson 3: Neurodiversity & Adolescence
The transition from childhood to adolescence
Exercise and neurodiverse adolescents
Bullying in adolescence 
Neurodiversity and mental health in adolescents
Adolescence and coping strategies

Lesson 4: Neurodiversity in Adulthood
Neurodiverse adults and quality of life
Barriers to quality of life in neurodiverse individuals
Improving quality of life for neurodiverse individuals
Practical coping strategies for neurodiverse adults
Neurodiversity and work
Professional development

Lesson 5: Neurodiversity and Relationships
Relationships and neurodiverse individuals
Interpersonal relations
Neurodiverse work relationships
Self-help groups

Lesson 6: Neurodiversity in Education
Strategies in education 
Teaching strategies for neurodiverse students
Neurodiverse children and education
Neurodiverse students in the classroom

Lesson 7: Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Underemployment and unemployment 
The benefits of neurodiverse employees 
Neurodivergent jobs
Preparing for interviews
Maintaining neurodiverse individuals in the workplace

Lesson 8: Counselling Neurodivergent Individuals
Counselling young neurodiverse people
Counselling neurodiverse adults
Case study – counselling for ADHD
International organisations that support neurodiversity

Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

Meet some of our academics

Tracey Jones (psychology)B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies) Tracey began studying psychology in 1990. She has a wide range of experience within the psychology and social work field, particularly working with people with learning disabilities. She is also qualified as a teacher and now teaches psychology and social work related subjects. She has been a book reviewer for the British Journal of Social Work and has also written many textbooks, blogs, articles and ebooks on psychology, writing, sociology, child development and more. She has had also several short stories published.
Jacinda Cole B.Sc.,M.Psych.Psychologist, Educator, Author, Psychotherapist. B.Sc., Psych.Cert., M. Psych. Cert.Garden Design, MACA. Jacinda has over 25 years of experience in psychology, in both Australia and England. She has co-authored several psychology text books and many courses including diploma and degree level courses in psychology and counselling. Jacinda joined ACS in 2001.