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March 2011

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Welcome to the March 2011 edition of the Autism Education Trust Newsletter


As you may know, communication of much of our activity has been under
review for the past few months under the widespread communications
freeze on all government funded organisations following the Comprehensive Spending Review. However, I’m excited to let you know that we are now ‘thawing out’ and are able to continue with many of the AET’s invaluable projects, and of course tell you all about them as they develop.

You only have a few days left to book a place at our London Training
Event (9th March), so if you haven’t already, please do book now to avoid
disappointment. The York event on 10th February was a huge success and we hope that both London and Manchester (24th March) events will be equally as valuable for those attending.

Also coming up this month, a host of fantastic new case studies on the good practice section of the AET website to inspire and inform. And on the subject of good practice, we’d love to hear about any Autism Stars that you work with or have come across in your community - find out more

Thank you for your continued support. I hope that you enjoy our March
e-newsletter - we really value your feedback, so please feel free to contact us with your thoughts and suggestions.

Best wishes,

Sarah-Jane Critchley
AET Project Head

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Autism Education Trust News

2011 Training Events

London AET Training Event – last chance to book!

The London AET Training Event is set to take place next week, 9th March, at IET London: Savoy Place. There are still a limited number of places available for this invaluable event so if you haven’t already done so, please book your place as soon as possible. Click here to book

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AET Training Events 2011 off to a flying start in York

Almost 100 delegates joined us on 10th February for the inaugural training event of the 2011 season. The day was a great success with professionals and parents alike leaving feeling uplifted, encouraged and inspired. We look forward to delivering a similar programme – based on ‘whole-school’ strategies for children and young people on the autism spectrum – at the London and Manchester events in March.

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Exhibitor opportunities at AET Training Events 2011

There are still exhibitor opportunities available at the London (9th March 2011) and Manchester (24th March 2011) AET Training Events. If you would like to promote your organisation, business or service to delegates at either event, please contact event organiser Juliet Gamblen on 07956 364645 or email

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Online case studies coming soon

New case studies will soon be available on the good practice area of the AET website, offering inspiration, information and downloadable resources to help implement provisions and services for the education of children and young people on the autism spectrum.

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Do you know an Autism Star?

Following the launch of our new national awards scheme, Autism Stars, we’d like you to help us celebrate the outstanding contribution of individuals in creating an autism friendly culture. We’d love to hear your story and learn more about the people making a difference to lives everyday. Make your nomination here.

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New ‘The Den’ Packs for schools

Look out for ‘The Den’ information packs from the AET this spring. All secondary schools in England will be receiving an information pack containing a range of free resources for young people with autism. If you would like to receive a pack, please send your contact details to with ‘The Den pack’ in the subject line.

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Have Your Say

We are always keen to hear your thoughts and suggestions for the AET. Please visit the AET website and fill in the online form to tell us about your experiences of autism education. We want to hear from parents, young people with autism and professionals working in the autism education field.

Further Information

We hope you would like to continue receiving the AET e-newsletter. For any further information and feedback please contact us at

Autism Education Trust, 393 City Road, London, EC1V 1NG
T: 0207 903 3650

In This Edition

1. AET News

2. Other SEN / education news

3. New Resources

4. Events and Training

5. New Publications

6. Have Your Say

7. Further information

Events and Training

AET Training Events

9th March 2011
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24th March 2011
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The Education Show

NEC Birmingham
17th-19th March 2011

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NAS Harrogate and District Branch Autism Awareness Conference

The Passionate Mind:
How people with autism

Ashville College,
Harrogate, Yorkshire
7th April 2011

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Autistic Intelligence

An International Conference on Autism
Grand Hotel, Torquay, Devon
6th May 2011

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SEN and Disability Green Paper:

Implications and responsibilities for school leaders

DeVere Whites, Bolton, Greater Manchester

24th May 2011

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nasen Live 2011

Reebok Stadium, Bolton

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