||Welcome to the September 2011 edition of the AET Newsletter|
I hope you had a good summer holiday and have come back relaxed and refreshed for the new school year ahead. Over the past couple of months we have been working hard on developing the structure through which we will deliver the new national autism training to schools across England. We are now looking for schools, organisations and professionals to get involved. The deadline to apply to be one of the ten hubs that will facilitate the roll-out of the training has been extended to 23 September. We are also inviting organisations and professionals to tender for four key parts of the project delivery. Please see here for full information on these opportunities.
We are also seeking people to join our two governance bodies – the Programme Board and the Expert Reference Group. If you would like to make a difference to the work of the Trust, please see full details here.
To coincide with the start of the new school year, this month we are sending all secondary schools in England information packs about The Den, our unique online resource for teenagers. The packs contain a new range of materials designed specifically for young people on the autism spectrum, and highlight the advice, information and support available on The Den. So if you work in a secondary school, please look out for these packs and make sure they are put to good use.
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Thank you for your continued support.
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Autism Education Trust News
National autism training - call for hub schools/services and project tenders
As part of our new remit to develop and deliver a national standard competency framework, qualification and training in autism education, we are now inviting applications from schools and organisations to play a vital role in this new programme. We need to find ten hubs that will facilitate the roll out of the training – the deadline for this has been extended to 23 September. We are also inviting organisations and professionals to tender for four other key parts of this project.
Vacancies for AET governing bodies
We are seeking individuals who would like to actively contribute to the work of the AET by joining our two governance bodies, the Programme Board and the Expert Reference Group. The closing date for applications is 23 September.
Outcomes report now available
The AET has published the most comprehensive study to date to consider what ‘good adult outcomes’ for people on the autism spectrum might look like. It is also the first research to consider whether the current education system is able to support pupils with autism reach their goals. The full report is now available to download.
Good Practice report now published
A new AET report, What is Good Practice in Autism Education?, is now available to download. It gives schools an immediate blueprint for ‘good practice’ in autism education and ways to improve their education practice for pupils on the autism spectrum.
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