ABLE X FINALRegistrations are open for a free online course to improve healthcare for people with intellectual disability. The series of three courses in the ABLE XSeries are designed to help those in the healthcare industry understand best practice for people with intellectual disability. More than 100 international experts have contributed to the world-first online course which explores the complexities of health issues for people with intellectual disability, the impact for their families, disability organisations and health professionals.

The courses run in three parts, are self-paced and open for approximately eight months, until November 2016. Those who register receive an eight-week notification prior to the course closing so they will have time to complete it. The first in the series has opened; the second series starts on April 27 and the third is on May 25.

The ABLE X Series was developed by learning specialists from the University of Queensland’s UQx and the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Development Disability (QCIDD).  It is the first edX course ever to address intellectual disability. QCIDD director, Professor Nick Lennox, said the depth and breadth of the course provides new knowledge on interpersonal communication, physical health needs, health promotion, mental health and legal and ethical complexities.

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Caption: QCIDD director Professor Nick Lennox, Assistant Minister for Disability Services Jane Prentice, ABLE X representative Sean Fisher and QCIDD education coordinator Miriam Taylor.