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National Autistic Society Response to Draft SEN Code of Practice
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National Autistic Society Response to Draft SEN Code of Practice

National Autistic Society (NAS) UK - had now submitted its response to the Draft SEN Code of Practice consultation in England to the Government. They highlight serious concerns and state that: 'It is not fit for purpose as legal guidance for the new syst...
Cyber Bullying and Autism. Parliamentary Meeting with Officials from the Department of Education
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Cyber Bullying and Autism. Parliamentary Meeting with Officials from the Department of Education

December 10, Portcullis House, Westminster, London, UK - A parliamentary meeting took place between party officials from the Department of Education, Chris Flynn, Nigel Fulton and Maria Hutchings and Hayley Smith, who were speaking on behalf of Kevin Healey wh...
Teachers unprepared for children with autism spectrum disorders
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Teachers unprepared for children with autism spectrum disorders

Auckland, New Zealand-A story from the the New Zealand Herald caught our eye this morning, which stated that teachers and educators in New Zealand schools are unprepared for the challenges of autistic children in their classrooms. A 14 year old buy was rece...
Stephanie Powell from California Fights for Equal Educational Services for Autistic Adults
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Stephanie Powell from California Fights for Equal Educational Services for Autistic Adults

Marin County, California - Stephanie Powell's younger sister Melissa 22 has Rett Syndrome which is a neurodevelopmental disorder that lies on the autism spectrum. Melissa is non-verbal and can suffer from seizures. Stephanie explains her frustrations over...
Science Museum Early Bird Autism Friendly Sessions – Revisited
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Science Museum Early Bird Autism Friendly Sessions – Revisited

Science Museum London – Early Bird Autism Friendly Visits, Back in October Autism Daily Newscast reported about the Autism Friendly sessions offered by the Science Museum. Claire had contacted us about the Museum to tell us of how well the sessions were organi...
Assistive Technology Improves Access to Education for Children with Autism
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Assistive Technology Improves Access to Education for Children with Autism

The rapid growth in the development and use of assistive technology in recent years has significantly improved access to education for children with autism. A multitude of assistive technology devices are now available for all children to use in public schools...
Wilmington and Tewksbury schools share autism awareness
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Wilmington and Tewksbury schools share autism awareness

Wilmington and Tewksbury, Massachusetts‎ - The Tewksbury Crier asked Superintendent of Schools Joanne Benton and Dr. John O’Connor how Wilmington and Tewksbury, address educational support and awareness for its many students. “Wilmington has had specially des...
Ask Autism Training Service by Autistic People for Professionals
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Ask Autism Training Service by Autistic People for Professionals

‘Ask autism is an exciting new training service from The National Autistic Society, offering a range of products for professional development. Uniquely developed and delivered by people on the autism spectrum, Ask autism provides an 'insider' perspective of au...
City College Norwich shortlisted for a National Autistic Society ‘Autism Professionals Award’
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City College Norwich shortlisted for a National Autistic Society ‘Autism Professionals Award’

The Phoenix Purple education team, City College Norwich, UK - have been shortlisted for a national award for work supporting young people with autism. They provide a personalised programme for students with autism and have been shortlisted for one of the Na...