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Reducing exclusions and the use of specialist services for autistic children and young people

Discussion paper | October 2020

This discussion paper, published by the Autism Education Trust and the Institute of Public Care, sets out good practice in the approach to commissioning services for autistic children and young people.

It illustrates a practical application for children and young people of our ‘Ordinary and unique lives for adults with a learning disability and/or autism: a six steps approach’ through the implementation of the Autism Education Trust (AET) programme. It provides evidence of how the AET programme helps local areas to reduce exclusions and demand on specialist services, which either makes savings for the public purse or enables local authorities to meet the needs of more people without compromising outcomes or increasing budgets.

For further information on the IPC whole-system commissioning model contact IPC Assistant Director Philip Provenzano. For more information about the Autism Education Trust, contact Sarah Broadhurst

Philip Provenzano,

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