Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Autism Education Trust (AET)

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Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
c/o National Autistic Society, 393 City Road, London, EC1V 1NG
Telephone number:
0207 903 3650
Service description:
The Autism Education Trust (AET) is a partnership between Ambitious about Autism, the Autism Alliance, and the National Autistic Society (NAS). It is funded and supported by the Department for Education (DfE) and hosted on behalf of the partnership by the NAS.

The purpose of the AET is to improve the education of children and young people with autism.

To achieve this, the AET:

• Develops and delivers training and a range of materials for early years, school and post 16 educational settings
• Develops and disseminates information on educational practice
• Provides an interface between users, practitioners and policy makers in respect of educational practice
• Actively engages with young people, parents/carers and practitioners to inform its work
• Undertakes research into effective practice

The AET website provides tailored advice and resources for professionals, parents, carers and children and young people with autism.

The AET manages online resources for children and young people: the Kids Zone provides younger children with information, advice and games and The Den (additional link) is an interactive area for teenagers on the spectrum featuring personal experience films, ask the expert films, games and quizzes.
Age range:
0 - 100 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Self referral
Last updated on:
17/08/2017

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