Developing a set of National Standards in Autism Education

Posted on Tuesday 20th December 2011

Dr Glenys Jones has been successful in her bid to lead a team to develop a set of National Standards in Autism Education commissioned by the Autism Education Trust which is funded by the Department of Education, for a total of £30,000. Two other members of DISN are also part of the team - Dr Penny Lacey will advise on the Standards for those with severe learning dififculties and autism and Christopher Robertson will act as a consultant to give advice on the SENCo standards. In addition, they are working with two local authority consultants from the West Midlands - Lesley Baker (Birmingham City Council) and Annette English, who was the regional SEN hub facilitator for the West Midlands. Linda Lyn-Cook from Nottinghamshire is also part of the team to gain the views of children and young people and parents/carers on the Standards. The work is due for completion in April 2012.