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Are you concerned about the growing number of children diagnosed with autism in your local authority?
Are you committed to making a difference to the lives of autistic children and young people?
Would you like to be part of the most respected autism education programme and deliver the highest quality autism education training?
Research and evidence-based, the AET programme was developed by autism education specialists, autistic people, parents of autistic children and education professionals and is continuously being updated.
The training materials are rich and interactive, contain exclusive videos, case studies, practical strategies and tools.
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.
The AET training programme is delivered by our network of training partners (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.
“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