The AET autism progression framework is a comprehensive interactive assessment tool for children and young people on the autism spectrum in mainstream or specialist early years, schools and post 16 settings.
It is designed to support staff in identifying learning priorities and measuring progress in areas that fall outside the national curriculum. These areas relate closely to autism ‘differences’ as identified within other AET materials and the impact of these on pupils’ social, emotional, independence and learning needs.
Features of the new AET Autism Progression Framework include:
- Document setting out contents, accompanying notes and examples, a detailed introduction to using it and links to related resources.
- Revised AET Autism Progression Framework spreadsheet to identify and collate learning goals and record progress over a school year.
- Revised AET training module to support use of the new materials.
- Materials to support access to the Framework
- Mapping documents providing links to the Early Year Foundation Stage, Preparing for Adulthood, AET Standards.
- Online progress tracking, compatibility with many online progress tracking tools. ShowProgress has developed a bespoke AET Autism Progression Framework 2.0 platform enabling a range of new features such as: tablet compatibility, facility to add evidence, extended progress tracking, printable reports and Cloud storage (subscription required). The new online tool will launch in November 2019, please visit AET Autism Progression Framework powered by ShowProgress to find out more.
We have been using Show Progress for a couple of years now and as a school have found it to be an outstanding way of tracking progress in areas that before we were unable to track. For example, we are able to track the progress our students make towards life skills such as accessing the community, cooking, and managing their own health. We can also show progress in areas such as social skills and communication and interaction. Many of our students make excellent progress in these areas, but until we found Show Progress this was not recorded or celebrated in the way that we are able to now. Show Progress is user friendly and creates simple reports that are easy for parents and carers to understand.
Fiona Moody, Head of School, Fosse Way School
The AET autism progression framework 2.0 has been created for the AET by Autism Associates. It is based on a literature review and consultation with a wide range of practitioners, parents and people on the autism spectrum.
A half day/twilight training session on using the AET schools autism progression framework 2.0 is available through AET training programme.