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24 Nov '21Featured blog post

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

Impact on Marginalised Families with Autistic Children
21 Jul '21Featured blog post

Impact on Marginalised Families with Autistic Children – ACER

The University of Birmingham intends to gather the expertise of school staff and Local Authority Education (LEA) professionals, and use the research to lobby future policy and help the AET develop Practitioner Guidance. Discover how you can have your say…

Social understanding, Individual staff development, Leaders and Leadership Groups

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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

Child wearing gloves, smiling, looking at practitioner
28 Sep '21

Unveiling changes at the Autism Education Trust

The world is changing - and so are we. Find out about all the exciting new developments we have been working on.

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

AET Logo
28 Sep '21

The New AET Logo

Find out about the development of our brand-new logo, designed by Sam Chown-Ahern, artist and member of the Autistic Young Experts panel (AET Young Persons Panel).

Good Autism Practice, Autistic Young Experts Panel, Working in Partnership

How to support Parents and Carers during a Pandemic
12 Aug '21

Home Learning and Autism

Our guest blogger is Rachel Walker, Deputy Head of Russet House School and Head of Enfield Advisory Service for Autism. Her blog post gives practical advice to teachers and education professionals on home-learning for autistic pupils with complex needs.

Parents, Schools, The individual pupil, Transition, Home learning

A Specialist Guide for Education Settings by Specialist Autism Support Service
25 Jun '21

A Specialist Guide for Education Settings by Specialist Autism Support Service, B&NES

We asked Rebecca Tranter, Lead for the Specialist Autism Support in Bath and North East Somerset to tell us a little about the Specialist Guide for Education Settings resource they have been developing.

Interests and information processing, Communication, Social understanding

Living with Autism and Dissociative Identity Disorder: my journey so far
16 Jun '21

Living with Autism and Dissociative Identity Disorder: my journey so far

We asked Autistic Selves, YouTube blogger, writer and mother, to write about their experiences growing up without a diagnosis of autism, their later diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and how their alters have helped them cope with the complexities of life.

Interests and information processing, Assessment, Communication, Understanding emotions

The Transition to Employment Toolkit – tackling low autism employment rate
11 Jun '21

The Transition to Employment Toolkit – tackling low autism employment rates

The brand-new Transition to Employment Toolkit strives to improve opportunities for autistic people in their professional life. Through this collaborative project, Ambitious about Autism and Autism Education Trust intend to help tackle the low autism employment rate, which is currently at 22% according to the Office for National Statistics.

Interests and information processing, Transition