Purpose of the research

In April 2011 the AET was awarded a Government grant to develop a set of standards for the delivery of good practice in education provision for children and young people with autism. These standards could form the basis for nation-wide training in education provision for children and young people with autism to be delivered by local partners and accredited by the AET.

This research was commissioned to provide context to the development of this set of autism education standards in the following areas:

    A.     Identify and record existing practice in schools perceived as providing 
            excellent care and education for children and young people with autism.
    B.     Identify areas of commonality and difference between these providers.
    C.     Document a set of good practice guidelines based on existing practice in 
            these schools.

Note that the remit of the research specifically excluded the comparison of the effectiveness of specific interventions or programmes.

Research Team: Tony Charman, Liz Pellicano, Lindy V Peacey, Nick Peacey, Kristel Forward, Julie Dockrell
Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), Department of Psychology and Human Development, Institute of Education, University of London

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