The Autism (Adults) programme is a distance learning programme which is studied part-time. It is appropriate for practitioners working with adults across the autism spectrum in a range of services and in both specialist and mainstream environments. The course draws upon your own experience as a practitioner, and through the set assessments, you will consider how your learning informs your practice. The course will also encourage you think for yourself and use your professional skills to select and research topics of relevance to your own situation. Learning is assessed through a written assignment at the end of each module. The assignments for the first three modules on the programme are essays, addressing an issue that is of practical and intellectual significance to you as a practitioner. You are expected to draw on the literature and your own experience to support your arguments. The third assignment in the first year is a project module in which you undertake and write up a piece of reflective practice. These first three modules form the 'core' and are compulsory for an award to be made in Autism (Adults).