Children’s lives are shaped by their education and thankfully in this country every child has a right to an education which supports them to realise their full potential, both academically and socially. However, families and children with autism are having to fight to access this right.
As the saying goes, if you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.
Therefore, we must have a range of high-quality provision on offer for children with autism; for some this may be accessing mainstream schools and colleges with support, for others it may be attending a special school. We are determined that every child will have access to an education which meets their needs and no family should have to take legal action to make this basic right a reality.
And what are we doing about it? Over the last twenty-one years, we have set-up and run pioneering schools and colleges for children and young people with autism across the spectrum. The evidence shows that our models work and every day we see children thrive and achieve, as they should. We share our outcomes and experience with others so more provision like ours can be funded and more children can access them.
All children must have access to this basic right and we’re committed to making this a reality.