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To help you take a break from the continuous stream of bad or alarming news on TV and social media we have collected here a couple of news articles from 2019 proving that the world is becoming a better place for people on the autism spectrum. We are acutely aware of the difficulties autistic people face due to underfunding and discrimination every day but there is good news too. An increasing demand for autistic employees on the job market and better representation of autistic characters in the media are important signs of a growing understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity in the world.
We are very fortunate to work with so many enthusiastic and driven professionals who are committed to making a difference to the lives of autistic children and young people. We interviewed one of them, Kevin Baskerville, from Leicestershire County Council Autism Outreach Team.
Autistic children and young people need a teacher who understands their autism. The Ofsted linked AET Good Autism Practice Guidance helps education professionals understand the challenges autistic pupils and students face, and enables them to identify adaptations they can make to their classroom environment and teaching to help them thrive.
We have recently released a new autism progress tracking tool, the AET Autism Progression Framework 2.0. The highly anticipated new resource is proving very successful, well more than 3000 people downloaded it so far and we have been receiving very positive feedback from users. We have recently fixed a minor bug on the Excel spreadsheet, if you have experienced any issues with it please download it again from the website.