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Here you can read guidance for professionals working in the field of autism including statutory guidance, professional advice and legal information. Find out how you can contribute and share your work.

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) this week published its Quality Standard on autism setting out what good services in England for children and adults with autism should...
MPs report on SEN system for children with autism. An influential group of MPs and peers have published the findings of their investigation into changes to the SEN system. The All Party Parliamentary...
The Department for Education today published its Next Steps report following last years SEND Green Paper, Support and aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability – progress...

B is for bullied:the experiences of children with autism and their families

In 2006 the NAS carried out a survey on autism and education which highlights the experience of bullying by children with autism. This article describes the findings from the survey, the impacts of...
All schools are required by law to have a disability accessibility plan, which shows how they will increase access to all parts of school life for disabled children, including out of school clubs and...
These articles highlight the experiences of transition from school onwards for young people with autism and their families. These two campaign articles written by Liz Whitters of NAS Cymru and Beth...

What is good practice in autism education

This report from the Autism Education Trust provides good practice guidance for autism education. The Autism Education Trust (AET) was established in November 2007 with funding from the then...

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