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28 Sep '21Featured blog post

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, Individual staff development, 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

Impact on Marginalised Families with Autistic Children
21 Jul '21

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

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

Finding new ways to teach autistic children – Minecraft: Education Edition
9 Jun '21

Finding new ways to teach autistic children – Minecraft: Education Edition

Since the pandemic brought us all inside and positioned us in front of computer screens, we’ve been keeping an ear to the ground, listening out for unique platforms and resources to teach autistic children. We’ve found a new way to teach – a platform for visual learners.

Interests and information processing, Home learning, Parents

Autism and Education – The Positives of Lockdown
19 Apr '21

Autism and Education – The Positives of Lockdown

Jo Bean, autism advisory teacher at Whitefield School in Waltham Forest, reflects on her lockdown experiences. We have heard plenty about the negative impact of the pandemic on autism and education, but what are the positives, if any?

Interests and information processing, Transition