Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Educational Provision for Autistic Children

The Autism Education Trust (AET) was launched last year by the DCSF, to investigate improve educational support for children in England who are on the autistic spectrum. Today the AET publishes Educational Provision for Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum Living in England: a Review of Current Practice, Issues and Challenges, a comprehensive look at existing provision in this area, which concludes that many teachers and support staff are unfamiliar with the needs of autistic children and so struggle to teach them effectively. The research for the report was carried out by the Autism Centre for Education and Research, which is based at Birmingham University.

For further sources of information on autism, try looking at this previous post.

No comments: