Autism Training and Development

Our vision is a world where all autistic children and young people experience a positive education that supports wellbeing.

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Meeting the growing demand

Since 2007, we have been the go-to destination for autism education expertise - helping the UK education workforce develop and meet the growing demand for good autism practice. 

Against the backdrop of an ever-changing SEND landscape, demand for our award-winning culture change programme and training resources is growing rapidly. 

Only 26% of autistic pupils feel happy at school

According to the National Autistic Society’s Education Report 2023, ‘only 26 % of autistic pupils feel happy at school’, and ‘without appropriate teacher training, autistic children are twice as likely to be excluded’.   

The Report highlighted the sad reality that 54% of autistic students said that having teachers who didn’t understand them is the worst thing about school. 

Our Training and Development

Discover the ways we can help you support autistic children and young people experience an education that supports well-being from Early Years, through to Post-16. 

Take a look at the AET's Training and Development Offers below. 

Expert-Led Autism Training - Delivered by our Partners

Discover The Professional Development Programme.

  • Delivered by autism experts   
  • Tailored to the demand in your local area   
  • Bespoke to your setting – to suit the needs of your staff/ children and young people  
  • Private sessions for you and your team  

Our Professional Development Programme (PDP) is the only Department for Education Supported, CPD-accredited Autism Training Programme that has been co-produced with parents, professionals and our panel of autistic young experts.   

In-House CPD Programme for Schools & Trusts

Discover the Work-Based CPD Programme.

Cost-effective, on-demand and accessible video-based learning focused on developing autism awareness and good autism practice in schools and trusts. 

Autism Learning and Development

Are you an organisation that shares our belief that autism is a difference, not a deficit?

Engage our consultancy expertise and experience, applied flexibly and expertly to support your organisational goals, circumstances and needs. 

International autism support

We’re at the forefront of a growing international community committed to setting the gold standard for good autism practice worldwide, so even if you are outside the UK you can still build a Partnership with us.

The AET Shop is now live! 

We're thrilled to unveil our brand new online AET Shop.

Brimming with practical and user-friendly resources – all tailored for busy educational practitioners just like you, we're excited to open our virtual doors...