Autism Accreditation in Northern Ireland

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In May, Autism Accreditation representatives flew over to Titanic Belfast to attend the Middletown Conference, with the aim of raising awareness of the Accreditation process. The conference had an education focus and was well attended by both professionals and families alike.  

As Accreditation does not currently support any education provider in Ireland, this was a key platform to get our message across. We also hopee to increase our impact on autism practice further afield.

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There was a huge interest in the scheme with discussions taking place with attendees non-stop for the whole weekend.  We look forward to continuting conversations with them in relation to registering with us. 

Autism Accreditation Excellence Award WINNERS 2017

Congratulations to Woodcroft School who beat off stiff competition to win the Autism Accreditation Excellence Award at the recent Autism Professionals Awards as part of The National Autistic Society professional conference in Harrogate. 

Award-winners having their photograph taken on stage

Woodcroft School is a family-owned independent special school that opened in 1963. Based in Loughton, Essex, Woodcroft provides day places for pupils from across north and east London and neighbouring counties. The school's flexible problem-solving approach extends to the offer of daily home-school transport for pupils who may find travel a barrier to accessing the school's unique provision. The transport service is operated by trained teachers assistants and drivers from Woodcroft's own team and is supported by office and maintenance staff, teachers, therapists and the senior management team. Judges loved the innovation and personalisation of this service. They described the winning entry as an excellent service having a clear impact on students struggling with transition.

To find out more about the travel programme visit our success stories page.

Congratulations to you all!

Other news

Yvette Bates, HMP Dovegate, receives award for work with autistic prisoners. Read more.

Hertfordshire Council celebrates success with Autism Accreditation across the county! Read more.

Award-winning Accreditation programme in the prison service. Read more

The Independent's press coverage of Accreditation in the criminal justice system - Read more.

Autism Accreditation International Reception at Autism-Europe Congress

Photo: Tubby Horse in performance Autism Accreditation International Reception European International Autism Congress Edinburgh Sept 2016

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Autism Accreditation hosts regular events around the UK to bring together professionals from accredited services, in order to discuss current issues and share good practice. Here you can download presentations from past events and find out about forthcoming meetings.

Regional Network Days

Network days are FREE events for Autism Accreditation members. They are held regionally and are organised by the relevant adviser within the locality. The purpose behind these days is to share practice and offer an opportunity for different provisions to make links with one another for extra support.

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Autism Accreditation Raising Standards Events 2016

Photo: Robyn Steward at Autism Accreditation Raising Standards Events 2016 October 2016Photo: Autism Accreditation Raising Standards Events 2016 October 2016 

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Review team training

The Autism Accreditation Programme is based on a cycle of continuous development and improvement, in which services progress through a self-audit, a volunteer peer review and validation by an independent panel of professionals with considerable experience of working in the field of autism. Autism Accreditation provides CPD accredited training and development to successful applicants who have expressed a wish to become part of the Peer Review Teams. Training occurs at regular intervals throughout the year, across the UK. Please return to this page for a list of upcoming dates. 

Due to popular uptake all new applications are on hold until further notice.

Learn more about joining our review teams.