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Applications for hub schools and project tenders
Vacancies for AET governance bodies
Good practice report now published
Outcomes report now available

Other news

DfE releases school exclusion figures
OFSTED post-16 report
Family and friends care survey
Consultations seeking respondents

New Resources

Tools for Teachers available to buy in hard copy
The Den pack for schools
New Kids Zone puppet
TES Connect Resources

Events and Training

New Publications

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Further information

Events and Training

Special Needs London

Business Design Centre
14 – 15 October

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NAS Education Roadshows

11 October 2011 - Liverpool
8 November 2011 - Newcastle
30 November 2011 - Birmingham
1 February 2012 - Exeter
28 March 2012 - London

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Challenging behaviour - how to help your child

The Pears National Centre for Autism Education
13 - 14 October

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NAS Socialeyes Facilitator Training

21 - 22 September 2011 - Glasgow
11 - 12 October 2011 - London

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September 2011

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Welcome to the September 2011 edition of the AET Newsletter


I hope you had a good summer holiday and have come back relaxed and refreshed for the new school year ahead. Over the past couple of months we have been working hard on developing the structure through which we will deliver the new national autism training to schools across England. We are now looking for schools, organisations and professionals to get involved. The deadline to apply to be one of the ten hubs that will facilitate the roll-out of the training has been extended to 23 September. We are also inviting organisations and professionals to tender for four key parts of the project delivery. Please see here for full information on these opportunities.

We are also seeking people to join our two governance bodies – the Programme Board and the Expert Reference Group. If you would like to make a difference to the work of the Trust, please see full details here.

To coincide with the start of the new school year, this month we are sending all secondary schools in England information packs about The Den, our unique online resource for teenagers. The packs contain a new range of materials designed specifically for young people on the autism spectrum, and highlight the advice, information and support available on The Den. So if you work in a secondary school, please look out for these packs and make sure they are put to good use.  

I hope that you enjoy reading our September e-newsletter. We really value your feedback, so we would really appreciate it if you could complete our quick survey about this newsletter to let us know what you think.

Thank you for your continued support.

With best wishes,

Steve Huggett
AET Director

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Autism Education Trust News

AET commissioning for autism

National autism training - call for hub schools/services and project tenders

As part of our new remit to develop and deliver a national standard competency framework, qualification and training in autism education, we are now inviting applications from schools and organisations to play a vital role in this new programme. We need to find ten hubs that will facilitate the roll out of the training – the deadline for this has been extended to 23 September. We are also inviting organisations and professionals to tender for four other key parts of this project.

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AET Good practice case studies

Vacancies for AET governing bodies

We are seeking individuals who would like to actively contribute to the work of the AET by joining our two governance bodies, the Programme Board and the Expert Reference Group. The closing date for applications is 23 September.

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AET commissioning for autism

Outcomes report now available

The AET has published the most comprehensive study to date to consider what ‘good adult outcomes’ for people on the autism spectrum might look like. It is also the first research to consider whether the current education system is able to support pupils with autism reach their goals. The full report is now available to download.

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AET Good practice case studies

Good Practice report now published

A new AET report, What is Good Practice in Autism Education?, is now available to download. It gives schools an immediate blueprint for ‘good practice’ in autism education and ways to improve their education practice for pupils on the autism spectrum.

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