To develop knowledge for working with children and young people with autism, we offer the Autism Education Trust (AET) Programme for schools, early years and post-16 settings.
The Schools Programme is suitable for staff working with pupils aged 5-16. The courses are:
- Making Sense of Autism (2 hours) – basic autism awareness training for all staff;
- Good Autism Practice (one-day course or 4 x 2 hour virtual sessions) – to support all practitioners working directly with pupils on the autism spectrum to develop their practice;
- Extending and Enhancing Good Autism Practice (2.5 hours) - this course will enable delegates to deepen their understanding of autism and the implications for practice;
- Leading Good Autism Practice (one-day course or 4 x 2 hour virtual sessions) – for staff in a leadership role, focusing on developing good autism provision;
- The AET Progression Framework – training using the framework to set learning goals and record progress;
- Complex Needs and Participation (one-day course or 4 x 2 hour virtual sessions) – for staff working in a specialist provision to support pupils with complex needs and aid participation.
Staff working with post-16 pupils can have similar training at a pupil age appropriate level. We are happy to provide outreach services to individual schools in the wider area on a unique basis. Costs are negotiable and are on a tiered approach.