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The Guardian education supplement 2010 - Autism update

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NASEN Special Magazine November 2010 - Facing change

NASEN Special Magazine January 2011 - Gold stars and smiley faces

Practice Management January 2011 - Breaking down barriers

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The AET has published research into autism education in England. The full report and summaries are available for download. 

What is Good Practice in Autism Education?

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. Read more or download the full report.   

Educational provision and outcomes for people on the autism spectrum

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. Read more or download summary and download the full report.

Toolkits and translations

Practical toolkits on Person Centred Planning and on Reaching Out; providing inclusive services to for Children and Young People on the autism spectrum and their families.   

Good Practice

Whether you are a member of the education workforce or professional, a young person, parent or carer, you will find 'Good Practice' examples on topics that are relevant and have been written just for you.   

Inclusion Development programme

 An interactive resource to support children on the autism spectrum: a guidance for teachers and teaching staff. Go to the AET IDP microsite.

Tool for teachers

Practical resources for classroom success

A guide for teachers

Do you have a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in your class?

Transition toolkit

Helping you support a child through change 

healthtalkonline resource

In 2007 two sections, funded by the Wellcome Trust, were launched. One focused on the experiences of parents of children/adults with autism. The second focused on the experiences of people with autism. These two sections included video, audio and text extracts from interviews with nearly 70 people. Read more.

Autism SpectrumTransitions Good Practice Guide

Information, planning guidance & record sheets pack for use by early years settings and school staff, parents and other professionals supporting the child/young person who has an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Norfolk children's and young people steering group have produced this transitions pack, with input from the statutory, voluntary sector and parents. Please download pack.

Better Commissioning for Autism

The current economic climate means that effective commissioning is now more important than ever. Better Commissioning for Autism is a project supported by the AET to examine ways of improving the commissioning of educational provision for children on the autism spectrum throughout England. Read more.

Leeds Conference Film

This film covers the key ideas presented at the Autism Education Trust Leeds Conference -  'Transition: Practical steps for moving forward'.


There are lots of links to useful sites for you to see.  


Visit the events page for a list of events you may find of interest. 

Past Events

The place to go for details of events that have happened and to download copies of presentations where available.