Recent research by Ambitious about Autism showed that 79% of children with autism experience anxiety every day about attending school and that 45% had been illegally denied their right to a full education. This is damaging and unfair. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Show you support the when will we learn? campaign, and pledge that for the wellbeing of the children and young people with autism in your constituency and across the UK you will do everything in your power to ensure:
- We get it right for children with autism from the start – by making sure their educational needs are assessed after they get a diagnosis.
- We meet the needs of every child with autism – by having the right mix of services and support available.
- We support schools to do a great job – by making sure everyone who works in schools receives training to support children with autism.
- We protect the rights of children with autism – by preventing illegal exclusions and supporting school governors to fulfil their legal responsibilities to children with autism.