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The Autism Education Trust has developed a competency framework for people working with children and young people from 5-16 on the autism spectrum.  The framework sets out the knowledge and skills that are required for professionals in educational settings working with pupils on the autism spectrum.  The framework is presented as a self-evaluation tool that practitioners can use to rate their current practice and understanding against a set of descriptors (knowledge, skills, personal qualities).  Feedback should inform practitioners’ professional development plans and content of any future training.

21:43, 25 Mar 2013 by Chris Perkins

The AET has developed a set of standards to enable educational settings to evaluate their practice in addressing the needs of pupils on the autism spectrum.   These standards have been designed for use across all types of educational settings from mainstream to special and specialist, for pupils from the ages of 5 – 16 years, at all levels of ability. 

21:39, 25 Mar 2013 by Chris Perkins

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published itsguidance document: Autism diagnosis in children and young people:  recognition, referral and diagnosis of children and young people on the autism spectrum (September 2011) http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/13572/56428/56428.pdf

19:19, 10 Jan 2012 by Chris Perkins

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