Globally, some 70 million people have an intellectual disability and/or autism. The pattern of service provision in high income countries is often similar to that in the UK, though by no means universally so. Institutions remain the only option in many countries and even such rudimentary services as institutions are not available in many low income countries.
Who are the students?
Our students come from many different professional backgrounds (and none), people with many years (or very little) experience. The main qualification is a willingness to think afresh and to have your existing views challenged. Doing the course can be a transformational experience. Backgrounds of recent students have included: a psychology degree and some voluntary experience; speech and language therapy; several years working as a behaviour specialist; occupational therapy; work in supported housing or day provision; teaching etc. The mixture of students is a key element of the course with their diversity of experiences and views contributing greatly to teaching and learning.
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