The AET believes that all children and young people with autism should receive an education which enables them to reach their individual potential to engage in society as active citizens (and that individuals, families and professionals are informed, supported and equipped to enable this to be achieved).
The purpose of the AET is to further raise awareness of the importance of autism education across the children’s workforce, to bring organisations involved in delivering autism education services together in order to promote effective practice and share information and to involve children and young people with autism and their families and carers in the planning and delivery of information and resources to enhance and improve autism education across the country.
Autism affects around 1 in 100:
All professionals working in education settings should be prepared to support pupils on the autism spectrum – all staff should have a basic awareness of autism and the needs of individual pupils.
A national, face -to-face 3 tier training programme for professionals working across all education settings for pupils aged 5-16 years through Training hubs.