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10 Mar '22Featured blog post

Introducing the Ambitious Youth Network: A Platform for Young People

We asked Abigail Odell, Digital Participation Officer, about the new platform for young autistic people: The Ambitious Youth Network. Ambitious About Autism has released an online community that welcomes 16-25-year-old autistic people across the nation to gain experience, skills and friends in a safe and fun environment.

Working in Partnership, Building relationships

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23 Mar '22

Everything you need to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month

Today marks the beginning of Autism Acceptance Month and we’re here to help all education professionals feel confident to lead conversations about autism.

Working in Partnership, Good Autism Practice, Schools, Early Years, Post 16

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23 Mar '22

Introducing the new Post-16 Professional Development Programme

It’s arrived! We are happy to announce the launch of our updated Post-16 Professional Development Programme.

Post 16, Good Autism Practice, Working in Partnership

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10 Mar '22

Meeting the Autism Education Trust Community - Springhallow

Meet the articulate and passionate learners and teachers who contributed to the AET's Post 16 Training Videos as part of the Post 16 Professional Development Programme.

Working in Partnership, Building relationships

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30 Dec '21

Improving professional opportunities for autistic people in the UK - Jobcentre plus

In October 2021, Jobcentre Plus offices introduced a pilot scheme across the UK which promised to improve the job chances of thousands of autistic people.

Post 16, Transition

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30 Dec '21

Help Define Best Practice for Schools Working with Families

ACER, Autism Centre for Education and Research, from the University of Birmingham, is working with the Autism Education Trust to discover the challenges which are faced by certain groups of families who have autistic children.

Parents, The evidence, Working in Partnership

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22 Dec '21

2021 at the Autism Education Trust

It's been an eventful year for us all. Discover how the AET responded to coronavirus and the changes which have impacted autism education across the nation and beyond.

Early Years, Schools, Post 16, Parents, Inclusion, Coronavirus, Working in Partnership, Building relationships

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24 Nov '21

Why did NAS create the Autism Accreditation Inclusion Award?

We asked Christine Flintoft-Smith, Head of Autism Accreditation at The National Autistic Society, to tell us more about the project. Why has this award been created? And how does the AET support the accreditation scheme?

Individual staff development, The individual pupil, Schools, Post 16, Early Years

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28 Sep '21

What education professionals need to know about the new autism strategy

In July 2021, The Department of Health and Social Care and The Department for Education published a National strategy for autistic children, young people and adults: 2021 to 2026.

Early Years, Schools, Post 16, Good Autism Practice, Individual staff development, Leaders and Leadership Groups, The individual pupil, Working in Partnership