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Autism Education Trust (AET) Professional Development

Derwen College is excited to deliver AET’s Post-16 Professional Development programme

The Post-16 Professional Development Programme offers training and resources to professionals working in various settings for autistic young people above 16 years.

The Programme is supported by the Department for Education, and offers an essential part of your Continuing Professional Development.

Co-produced with autistic people, parents and education professionals, the programme can now be delivered flexibly to Post-16 staff, leaders and employers across Shropshire.

Available modules

There are a growing number of training modules from which to choose. The programme topics range from the awareness-raising ‘Making Sense of Autism’ module to the ‘Transition to Employment’ (for employers and employability professionals).

All modules can be accessed face-to-face or virtually, and can be delivered in instalments (eg. twilight sessions) to suit need.

For more information, prices or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact:

Lead Trainer bio

Helen EvansHelen Evans M.Ed.

Helen Evans has been supporting and teaching people with learning disabilities and autistic individuals in the Shropshire/Herefordshire area for over 20 years.

She is currently studying towards her PhD in Education. Helen also works as Autism Advisor/Lead AET trainer for Derwen College on a part-time basis.

Helen holds an MEd in Special Education (Autism Adults) and is a published academic within BILD’s Good Autism Practice journal.