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Mainstream education settings are notoriously challenging for autistic students, whether that be because of the lack of access arrangements, sensory overload, demands, the way in which academics are delivered, or any other reasons. Below is some information about options that could allow education to feel a little more possible for those of us who struggle to access it in sustainable ways. 

  • An Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) identifies educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs for people up to aged 25.

  • SENDIASS give advise around special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) including health and social care where it is linked to education.

  • NANSA provide SEND support from the perinatal stage through to adulthood.

  • SEND Reform England is a voluntary campaign group fighting to ensure ALL children have access to an appropriate education, in a setting that can meet their needs, to give disabled children/young people the opportunity to reach their full potential. This link will take you to their website where you can learn more about the campaign and how to support it.

Do you know of any services or resources that could support someone with accessing education?

Thank you!

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