The Standards will be designed for use across all types of educational settings from mainstream to special and specialist, for pupils from the ages of 5 - 16 years, at all levels of ability.
The Standards will mirror the categories established by the AET Training Hubs materials. There will be interactive links from the set of Standards to resources that demonstrate how a school or provider might implement practice or policy.
The Standards are being developed by the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with three Local Authority consultants with expertise in autism outreach and in developing standards for schools and educational settings. The team led by Dr Glenys Jones from ACER, in collaboration with (given here in alphabetical order), Lesley Baker, Annette English, Dr. Penny Lacey, Linda Lyn-Cook and Christopher Robertson.
The Standards are currently being piloted across a range of schools and settings. If you would like to take part in the consultation process on these, please download the appropriate interactive PDF form on the right. Please return the form as soon as possible. Consultation will end on the 6th of March.
The final Standards will be available on-line and downloadable by the end of April 2012.