Advocacy for Education Services
The NAS Advocacy for Education Services supports parents and carers to receive the most appropriate education support and needs for the child.
From the estimated 500,000 people across England and Wales who have an autism spectrum disorders (ASD) 130,000 are aged between 0-19 (school age). One of the largest difficulties parents with a child with an ASD face is gaining access to an appropriate school, and therefore education, for their child’s needs.
Many children with autism need an autism-specific education if they are to fulfill their potential and make the most of their abilities. However parents need to obtain a certificate of Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) before they can access the type of specialist education best suited to their child’s needs