Step-by-step Guide to Becoming an AET Partner

Thank you for your interest in the AET Partnership. We look forward to receiving your application and hope to soon welcome you in our community of AET Partners passionate about autism education.


Our team will assist you every step of the way so you can soon start helping education professionals better support the growing number of autistic children and young people in your community.


Please find below the step-by-step guide to becoming an AET Partner. Please contact our helpful Programme Managers or the office if you have any questions and to submit your application:



  • North-East, North-West, Yorkshire and Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands and East of England:




1/ Contact AET to establish if your Local Authority territory is available for the relevant phase/s.

2/ Download and read through the following AET documents to support you with your application:

3/ Ensure that you have trainers to meet the phase-specific trainer criteria, with particular reference to the Lead Trainer requirements. A Hub’s Lead Trainer has overall responsibility for ensuring that the programme is delivered by trainers in a manner that is consistent with AET values, principles and policies and will undertake internal quality assurance processes to ensure good standards.

4/ Understand the technical specifications required to run the training materials.

5/ Consider your strategic delivery plan to demonstrate how you have the capacity & capability to roll out the AET programme across your territory with maximum impact, including the ability to fulfil the Hub Administrator role.

6/ Complete the AET Hub Application Form and send to one of the Programme Managers

Lyn Byatt: [email protected]

Lisa Downs: [email protected]

7/ If you need more information before completing the Hub Application Form, please contact your regional AET Programme Manager.

8/ All Hub Applications are checked and approved by both Programme Managers, with an agreement to either proceed or request more supporting information.

9/ Once a Hub Application has been approved, a licence agreement will be issued and arrangements made for key trainers to attend a Hub Induction programme.



Find out how you can benefit from
becoming an AET Partner:


Request a call-back and our helpful Programme Managers
will organise a one-to-one video call
or phone call to explain the details
and answer all your questions.


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