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Pathway House meet and greet for Home Leader candidates - 12/07/2016
Recently a meet and greet was held at Pathway House for all of the potential Home Leader candidates. The meet and greet was used as part of their stage 1 interview in order for the candidates to meet with current staff and people we support living at Pathway House.
The home manager Fiona opened proceedings by introducing all the candidates and opened the floor to any questions from staff or people we support. The questions included:
  •         What is important to you?
  •         What will you bring to Pathway House?
  •         How would you prioritise activities and trips?
  •         What hobbies do you have?
  •         How would you support the manager in the running of the home?
  •         How would you work with the staff team?
Following the questions everyone was invited to stay and interact with each other if they wished. Candidates who were unfamiliar with the home were also shown around. Once the meet and greet was finished the home manager Fiona gathered feedback from all of the residents and staff.
This kind of patient involvement is great to see and we commend everyone involved at Pathway House. By allowing the people we support the opportunity to voice their opinion to help decide who they could potentially be working with in the future really shows that their best interests are at heart.
ADOS-2 and ADI-R Training - Limited Spaces Available! - 11/07/2016
The next round of ADOS-2 and ADI-R training courses have now been scheduled and are available for people to book onto. 

The ADOS 2 training is split into 2 sections, one of 2 days and a second of 3 days at a later date. The next ADOS course will take place on the 27th and 28th September 2016, continuing on the 25th, 26th, and 27th of October 2016.
ADI-R Training takes place over 3 consecutive days. The next ADI-R course will take place on teh 13th, 14th and 15th of September. Training courses include hands-on practice with volunteer children, adolescents or adults with existing diagnoses, video codings, and role-play sessions.

The Training will be led by Tiago Pinto (Our Head of Therapeutic Services and Clinical Psychologist) who is recognised as an International trainer for both ADOS-2 and ADI-R and qualified to train professionals to use the diagnostic tools. Tiago has many years' experience using the tools and working with children and adults living with Autism. 

This training has limited spaces avaliable so book now! For more information on the training courses visit our training section or to book onto a course please email or call 01480 470047.  
The Autism Show Birmingham - 28/06/2016
We’ve had a great time exhibiting at the Autism Show Birmingham and taking the opportunity to spread awareness of Tracscare and Brookdales specialist services.

Our staff had some great conversations with a variety of care professionals and families of adults living with either Autism, a Learning Disability or Mental Health condition. We were able to offer advice and guidance to all and inform people of our support services where relevant.
As well as exhibiting our very own Dr Tiago Pinto presented at one of the theatre hub stages on Friday 24th. Tiago's talk was entitled 'See beneath the surface: Females with ASD - ASD, Personality Disorder, co morbid conditions?' Tiago's talk was fantastic and we have had some excellent feedback.
We want to say thank you to everyone who we met with over the weekend and if anyone would like more information about our services or has any questions or feedback regarding Tiago’s presenting please click here and send us an email.