The Neurodiversity Centre is proud to announce that we will host training in the Bridges in Social Understanding programme on 30-31 January 2018. This is a long-term social skills training curriculum for children with social communication impairments or conditions on the autism spectrum, that stretches over the primary and secondary school years. The 2-day training is aimed at teachers, parents, SLT’s, OT’s, Psychologists, and others who support children with social communication difficulties, to equip them to implement the programme with children:




The Diagnostic Interview for Social Communication Disorders (DISCO)

The Neurodiversity Centre is proud to announce that we will be hosting the first ever DISCO training in South Africa. Developed by Dr Judith Gould and the late Dr Lorna Wing, the DISCO is considered to be one of the international “gold standard” diagnostic instruments. In addition to providing a diagnostic framework, the DISCO also guides intervention and treatment planning, making it an exceptionally valuable instrument.

We are honoured to have Dr Judith Gould, Dr Sue Sheppard and Dr Mary Webb from the Lorna Wing Institute (National Autistic Society) in London, UK, come and present this training in the Western Cape.

This prestigious training is aimed at professionals working in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders, such as Psychologists, Psychiatrist and Paediatricians. The training will take place over two modules, the first being 6-7 December 2017 and the second provisionally 12-13 March 2018. Delegates will be required to conduct a practical component, for formal assessment by the Training Team, in between these two modules.

35 CPD points (Level 1) have been aproved for this event, including 2 Ethical points.

*** Dr Judith Gould will also be presenting a talk for the general public on Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum on Thursday 07 December at Bridge House school on the R45, Franschoek. Entry fee of R140 includes a glass of wine and snacks upon arrival – 18h30 for 19h00. Parents, teachers, professionals, students – all are welcome to come and learn from to this world authority. An opportunity not to be missed!!  ***

Contact person: Ilse Crous
Tel: (021) 200 8327