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About AET

Vision:

The Autism Education Trust (AET) believes that all children and young people with autism* must 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). 


 

Mission:

The purpose of the Autism Education Trust (AET) is to improve the education of children and young people with autism.


 

What is the Autism Education Trust (AET)?
The purpose of the AET is to improve the education of children and young people with autism.

The Autism Education Trust (AET) is a partnership between Ambitious about Autism, the Autism Alliance and the National Autistic Society (NAS). It is funded and supported by the Department for Education (DfE) and hosted on behalf of the partnership by the NAS.

The AET is a partnership of a wide range of individuals and organisations focused on improving the education of children and young people with autism from the voluntary, public and private sectors. It also actively engages with young people, parents/carers and practitioners to inform its work.

The AET is funded by its contracts and grants from DfE and income from its training and materials.

What does the Autism Education Trust (AET) do?
The purpose of the AET is to improve the education of children and young people with autism.
To achieve this, the AET:
•    Develops and delivers training and a range of materials for early years, school and post 16 educational settings.
•    Develops and disseminates information on educational practice.
•    Provides an interface between users, practitioners and policy makers in respect of educational practice.
•    Actively engages with young people, parents/carers and practitioners to inform its work.
•    Undertakes research into effective practice.


What is the AET?

What is autism?

E-mail AET
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.

Blogs
The AET has chosen a select number of blogs about autism from people with autism, family members and students/professionals.

Your comments
We welcome comments  relating to the AET and this website.  If you would like a reply, please e-mail AET instead.

Submit your case study
We welcome you to submit your examples of good practice or case studies which we may publish on this website.

We are looking for anyone with an interest in becoming involved with the work of the AET. Please contact us with your details.

Click here  for  AET Terms of Reference.

* The term autism refers to all those on the autistic spectrum including Asperger syndrome.