Autism professionals Rachel Townson and Lorraine MacAlister with their Training Journal AwardRachel Townson and Lorraine MacAlister, from the National Autistic Society, at the awards ceremony.

The National Autistic Society’s Women and Girls online training module won the Gold Training Journal Award for Best Public Service/Not-for-Profit Programme.

The award ceremony was held at the Tower of London last Tuesday (3 December 2019). The Training Journal Awards recognise the ingenuity, creativity and passion of professionals around the world.

Congratulations to our training team for this outstanding achievement. The Women and girls online module has reached over 18,000 users within its first year of launch. It is aimed at empowering professionals to better understand and support autistic women - helping transform individual lives and changing society's attitudes towards autism along the way.

Rachel Townson and Lorraine MacAlister, from the National Autistic Society, Jennifer Compton and Gill Chester from Little Man Project and the judges and award hostess from Training Journal Award.Rachel Townson and Lorraine MacAlister from the National Autistic Society, Jennifer Compton and Gill Chester from Little Man Project and the judges and award hostess from the Training Journal Award.

Rachel Townson, Online Training and Development Manager at the National Autistic Society, said: “Creating and delivering this project has been a joy and a privilege that we are eternally grateful for. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to our module co-writers Dr Wenn Lawson, Sarah Hendrickx and Lana Grant.”

Lorraine MacAlister, Autism Training Consultant at the National Autistic Society, said: “Thank you to our amazing colleagues and module reviewers, to all those who were filmed for the module: Carly Jones, Dr Liz Shea, Dr Judith Gould, Prof Tony Attwood, Purple Ella and Talia Grant. We could not have made this module without the enthusiasm and creativity of our e-learning developers Little Man Project. And finally, thank you to our project funder Pears Foundation.”

Find out more about our award winning Women and Girls online training module here.

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