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AET offers face-to-face training programmes and practical resources for all those working with children and young people on the autism spectrum in early years, schools and post 16 settings up to the age of 25.
Developed by autism education specialists, the AET training programme is delivered by our network of training partner ‘hubs’ who hold a licence for the exclusive right in a local authority area or institution.
Our partners include: local authority outreach services, teaching/specialist schools, colleges, universities, early years providers, voluntary and private sectors and multi-academy trusts.
Over 1 in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and the number of children receiving an autism diagnosis is rising. This is presenting challenges for all those concerned with education, including local authorities, in ensuring appropriate provision. The purpose of Autism Education Trust (AET) is to provide support in meeting these challenges.
Our 360˚ holistic approach offers an evidence-based support programme consisting of:
As a not-for-profit organisation, we make the cost of our licences as accessible as possible whilst maintaining the highest level of quality.
“The AET programme focuses on autism as a difference not a deficit. It puts the child and young person at the heart of the process. It is their voice that is heard through the training. The programme is evidence-based and offers a framework for schools to include in their SEN Information Report.
Evaluations indicate that 98 per cent of those attending strongly agree that the training will have a positive impact on practice and their ability to support children with autism. Demand for the training continues to be high.”
Pamela Simpson, Assistant Team Manager, Communication and Autism Team,
Birmingham County Council
“As a National Teaching School that operates beyond our alliance boundary, we recognised the tremendous potential and seized the opportunity of becoming an AET partner.
The AET frameworks and standards alongside the meticulous training programmes have added real value to our work in supporting schools. To be a partner in delivering and developing a licenced, quality assured, national programme developed by specialists in the field of autism education gives our trainers and all of our stakeholders pride and confidence in the integrity, structure and effectiveness of the support and advice we provide.”
Gary Morrissey, Teaching School Director at The Bridge London