The Autism Education Trust believes that all children and young people with autism should receive an education which enables them to reach their individual potential to engage in society as active citizens (and that individuals, families and professionals are informed, supported and equipped to enable this to be achieved).
The Autism Education Trust is dedicated to coordinating, supporting and promoting effective education practice for all children and young people on the autism spectrum.
The AET was launched in parliament in November 2007 with support and funding from the government. It is the only umbrella organisation working specifically on autism education across the voluntary, public and private sectors.
The Autism Education Trust (AET) is funded by the Department of Education (DfE) and was founded by Ambitious about Autism (formally TreeHouse), The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) and The National Autistic Society (NAS).
The AET is a partnership of organisations with an interest in autism and works to improve education for children with autism. It is hosted on behalf of the partnership by the NAS.
The AET helps raise awareness of the importance of appropriate educational provision for children and young people on the autism spectrum through a range of dedicated events, information sharing conferences, web based resources and ongoing research and project work.
The AET is governed by a Programme Board made up of professionals, parents and people on the autism spectrum. Its work is informed by a voluntary Expert Reference Group and Youth Council (young people on the autism spectrum and their siblings).
What is the AET?
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We welcome any queries relating to the AET. You can e-mail us and we will reply as soon as we can. If you have any comments where you do not want a reply, please use Your comments.
The AET has chosen a select number of blogs about autism from people with autism, family members and students/professionals.
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