Society modules on autism have been nominated for an e-learning award

The Society’s Raising awareness of adult autism courses have been shortlisted for the 2012 E-Learning Awards in the category of ‘Excellence in the production of learning content - not for profit sector’.

The E-Learning Awards are the industry standard celebrating e-learning success, coveted for their high standards of independent judging. They awards are organised by the e-learning age magazine.

Our e-learning modules have been developed to raise awareness of adult autism as part of the Fulfilling and rewarding lives strategy. Delivered through the BPS Learning Centre, in conjunction with our e-learning partner Nelson Croom, the modules appeal to a range of learners, including members of the public. Over 8000 people have accessed the courses and 91 per cent of users have rated the course content as good or excellent.

Dr Judith Gould, director of the National Autistic Society’s Lorna Wing Centre for Autism says:

“The BPS has been involved in trying to raise awareness and standards for professionals working in the field of autism and we continue to support and encourage their work. All three of the e-learning courses that they developed have been well received with thousands of professionals benefiting from the courses across the UK.”

Society President Dr Peter Banister adds:

“Not only has taking part in this course raised individual awareness of autism, but it also has impacted on the wider provision of autism training, being recommended and taken up in health authorities and schools. These courses have been a great success in terms of their impact on wider society. They clearly fulfill our Royal Charter objectives and the Society is proud to have on offer such provision that is to benefit so many in this country.”