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 World Autism Day Training Video
15 Apr '21

The NHS’ World Autism Day Training Video

The NHS UK asked consultant, author & psychological therapist Michael Padraig Acton and NHS employee Tom Goble to be part of a training video for World Autism Day.

Interests and information processing

Dealing with Anxiety
7 Apr '21

Dealing with Anxiety

Our guest blogger, 16 year old T.L. discusses his experiences dealing with anxiety and education, the support he had, the lessons learnt and the advice he’d give to others.

Anxiety, Understanding emotions

Autism Awareness Week
29 Mar '21

Autism Awareness Week 2021 – Resources for educational recovery

It’s Autism Awareness Week 29th March – 5th April 2021 and at Autism Education Trust, we have gathered our resources for practitioners and parents to support educational recovery after lockdown.

Interests and information processing, Social understanding

Autism and Home-schooling – A Candid Discussion with Parents about Learning in Lockdown
9 Mar '21

Autism and Home-schooling – A Candid Discussion with Parents about Learning in Lockdown

AnnMarie, mother of Charlotte and Georgiana, sat down with Nicola, a member of the AET team to discuss her experiences home-schooling an autistic child during lockdown.

Parents, Home learning

Autism and Home-schooling
25 Feb '21

Autism and Home-schooling – A Candid Discussion with Parents about Learning in Lockdown

Debbie Potter, mother of Lizzie, sat down with Nicola, a member of the AET team to discuss her experiences of autism and home-schooling during lockdown.

Parents, Schools, Home learning, Transition

Relationship and Sex Education
5 Feb '21

Relationships and Sex Education

Our guest blogger, Wilf Parsons from Life Support Productions discusses Relationships and Sex Education for autistic students. He considers new legislation, accessibility and the anxiety some parents must feel in giving their child the best possible support.  

Interests and information processing, Understanding emotions, Social understanding, Building relationships

How I evolved during the lockdown to become a mentally stronger person
6 Dec '20

How I evolved during the lockdown to become a mentally stronger person

Our guest blogger, Alex Manners, believes that you should never let your circumstances hold you back. He is sharing with us his thoughts about all the things that he has learnt during the lockdowns. A huge thank you to Alex for this great article.

Interests and information processing, Understanding emotions

The Impact Autism Can Have on the Ability to Learn
17 Nov '20

The Impact Autism Can Have on the Ability to Learn

Our very first vlog! Find out what autism and education mean to Ollie, Sam, Bella, Georgia and Jacob (members of the AYE Panel), and how it affected them when their learning support assistant was not in.

Interests and information processing, The individual pupil

Halloween
30 Oct '20

We are celebrating Halloween with an excellent blog post about autism and literal thinking

We are celebrating Halloween with an excellent blog post about autism and literal thinking.

Interests and information processing