The Autism Education Trust (AET) is dedicated to co-ordinating and improving education support for all children on the autism spectrum in England.

It was set up in 2007 with funding from the UK Department for Children, Schools and Families (now the Department for Education).

It is estimated that one in 100 children is on the autism spectrum. Their education is the primary concern for most parents and carers. The AET aims to create a platform for voluntary, independent and statutory providers to plan and develop appropriate autism education provision across all education settings, including early years.

The organisations produces lots of useful resources for students and teachers, which are available on their website at www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk These resources include:

Training for professionals

The National Autistic Society is offering a new series of training courses for professionals who work with pupils with autism aged five to 16. The training has been developed by the AET.

Visit www.autism.org.uk/aethub for more details.