The National Autistic Society

The NAS Education Rights Service

The Education Rights Service provides parents with information, support and advice on educational provision and entitlements. It is the only autism-specific education advocacy service in the UK and has supported over 27,800 families through a telephone advice line and tribunal support scheme.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (269425)

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Situation

At school, children with autism are not always understood. They often don’t understand the “social rules” and how to interact with their peers. This can make it hard to form friendships and many experience bullying. Lots of children with autism find unstructured time during the school day, such as break times, particularly difficult. Most children with autism are unsupported at school as often their needs are misunderstood and there is not enough resource available.

Solution

The Education Rights Service exists to help these unsupported children with autism get the education and the future that they deserve. It provides parents with information, support and advice on educational provision and entitlements to help guide parents through education law. Every child with autism will require some level of support depending on their individual needs. This can range from assistance with schoolwork to help improving social skills or even a placement at a specialist school.