Evaluation of the Autism Education Trust programme, 2015-2016

Cullen, Stephen Michael (2016)
Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR)
The Autism Education Trust (AET) training and support programme is now in its sixth year. There have been two earlier rounds of the Programme – the AET Programme 2011-2013, and the AET Programme 2013-2015. The AET Programme 2011-13 established a hubs training model and introduced school years training for all school staff working with children and young people with autism. The 2013-15 Programme involved the development of new Early Years (EY) and Post-16 (P-16) training materials for workforces and settings supporting EY and P-16 children and young people with autism. The Programme consisted of three tiers of training which were delivered via four EY and four P-16 training hubs. The 2013-15 Programme also involved the development and roll-out of National Standards and Competency Frameworks for EY and P-16 settings. In addition, guides for parents and carers on working with their children’s schools were produced.

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