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‘Flexible Curriculum’ required to ensure pupils with autism achieve potential:  13/09/11

The most comprehensive study to date to consider what ‘good adult outcomes’ for people on the autism spectrum might look like, and the first to consider whether the current education system is able to support pupils with autism reach their goals.

New AET report reveals blueprint for good practice in autism education  31/08/11

A new report, commissioned by the Autism Education Trust (AET) and written by Professor Tony Charman and a team at the Institute of Education (IOE), London, has identified the features that represent ‘good practice’ in autism education across a range of settings and approaches. The report - from the IOE’s Centre for Research in Autism and Education - outlines key themes and recommended practices which all schools can adopt to improve their education practice for pupils on the autism spectrum.

Steve Huggett appointed AET Director as new training and standards remit gets underway  11/07/11

Steve Huggett has been appointed the new role of Director of the AET. His appointment follows the announcement earlier this year that the AET has been awarded a £1.2m Department for Education grant to develop and deliver the first ever national standard competency framework, qualification and training in autism education.