AET: Understanding Good Autism Practice and the AET Frameworks for Leaders

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The Understanding Good Autism Practice and the AET Frameworks for Leaders module is part of the Suite of Resources for Leaders. It has been compiled for leaders and leadership teams within education settings to embed culture change across their provision and support them on their journey to become an outstanding and inclusive setting. The resources will support leaders to fully embed the 8 principles of good autism practice as outlined in the Good Autism Practice Report.


This module introduces leadership teams to the Good Autism Practice (GAP) Report to help them understand how the 8 principles of GAP emerged. The module has the option to look at a set of case studies that illustrate how settings have implemented the principles through adapting their practice. This will help leaders/leadership teams to plan the best way to embed the principles and meet the needs of their autistic children and young people.

The module also introduces the Autism Competency Framework, the Autism Standards Framework and the Progression Framework and helps leaders to consider how they will use these across their provision to improve good autism practice. The module looks at using the frameworks to implement good autism practice through gaining pupil voice, setting suitable learning intentions, making reasonable adjustments and measuring progress.


Session schedule

  • 8th November, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
  • 22nd November, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
  • 6th December, 3.30pm - 4.30pm
  • 20th December, 3.30pm - 4.30pm


The aims

The aim of this module is to enable delegates:

  • To provide leaders with an overview of the AET and the Professional Development Programme.
  • To provide an overview of the Good Autism Practice (GAP) Report (Gulberg et al 2019).
  • To inform leaders of how the 8 Principles of GAP and the 8 Inclusion Promises emerged and why these are so important.
  • To introduce a set of case studies that illustrate how the principles have been implemented through adapting practice.
  • To provide an overview of the AET Frameworks and how they can be used to embed GAP.

Learning objectives

For leaders: ​

  • To understand the importance of the GAP Principles and Inclusion Promises.
  • To consider how your provision can embed the principles and promises to ensure autistic children and young people receive a positive education.
  • To understand how to embed the AET Frameworks across your provision to improve good autism practice


Cost £200


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Contact information

For specific enquiries about this course, please contact Rebecca Mawson at

For general booking or CPD enquiries please contact

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