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12 June 2012

We need families for research into individual budgets

Ambitious about Autism is conducting research into families of children with autism and their views about individual budgets in light of the Government’s special educational needs reforms proposal to introduce personal budgets.

If you would like to help with the research we are looking for parents or carers of young people between the age of four and 16 who have been diagnosed with autism and have (a) received an individual budget, (b) been offered but refused an individual budget or (c) are simply aware of the individual budget scheme.

Research is being undertaken by Emma Greene at Ambitious about Autism as part of her MSc in Educational Psychology. She is being supervised by the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) at the Institute of Education, London, which was co-founded by Ambitious about Autism.

Emma Greene says: “I would like to gain an understanding of how local authorities are currently delivering individual budgets to families of children with autism and, most importantly, what the families’ experiences are thus far and what their hopes and fears are for the future.”

Take part in the research

If you would like more information, have any questions or wish to take part in a short interview, please contact Emma at EGreene@treehouseschool.org.uk