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The AET and its network of training partners are working with Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for children and young people, to offer a series of free training opportunities across England. Booking is now open.
Meet sixteen year-old Siena Castellon, an award winning autism advocate who considers herself a maths and physics nerd. She is the founder of Quantum Leap Mentoring, a website which aims to raise awareness and offer mentorship to other young autistic people and people with learning differences. She is campaigning for schools to recognise and celebrate the strengths of their pupils with SEN.
Following the ruling of the Upper Tribunal in August, schools will have to make sure they have made appropriate adjustments for autistic children, or those with other disabilities, before they can resort to exclusion. The case highlighted the need for better understanding of autism and wider reaching autism training for education professionals and practitioners.