Special Needs Jungle’s Tania recently took part in an Ambitious About Autism panel debate about the difficulties faced by young autistic people to get the right educational support to reach their potential. It was part of their #weneedaneducation campaign.
Data uncovered by Ambitious about Autism earlier this year revealed that exclusions of autistic pupils have increased by almost 60% in five years. Yet only 55% of students with an autism diagnosis also have an Education, Health and Care Plan or EHCP. Exclusions of young people with SEND is being looked at the moment in a review led by former Minister, Ed Timpson. The #weneedaneducation event featured some of the experiences of Ambitious About Autism’s Youth Patrons at school.
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