Autism Training

Read more about the AET Professional Development Programme and explore all our Training Modules.

Why is our Professional Development Programme needed?

According to the latest SEND statistics from the Department for Education, which are based on the school census, there are over 160,000 autistic pupils in schools across England. Over 70% are in mainstream school, with the rest in specialist education, home educated or out of education altogether.

The number of pupils with an EHC plan has risen by 10% to 325,600 in 2021. The number of pupils with SEN support has increased by less than 0.5% to 1,083,100. The most common type of need among pupils with an EHC plan is Autism, with 92,600 pupils (30% of all pupils).

 

Find out more about our vision, mission and values in the AET Strategy for 2021 – 2024

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According to the latest figures from the Department for Education, autistic pupils in England are twice as likely to be suspended from school for a fixed period as pupils with no special educational needs.

'Persistent disruptive behaviour' is the most common reason for both permanent exclusions (35%) and fixed period exclusions (31%).

Read more Government statistics on exclusion and SEND here: 

The training uses a range of teaching methods to form an essential part of your continued professional development:

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Videos
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Presentations
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Case studies
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Practical materials
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Discussion points
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Delegate packs
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Activities
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Auditing tools

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