The All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism (APPGA), supported by The National Autistic Society, is carrying out a parliamentary inquiry into education and support for children and young people on the autism spectrum in England.

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It is now nearly three years since the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms were introduced in England, and we want to review how well the system is meeting autistic children and young people’s needs.

We want to hear from parents and carers, and from young people themselves, about their experiences of the SEND system and what needs to change. 

If you are a parent or carer of a young person in England under the age of 25, the APPGA wants to know things like whether your child is in the right school or college, how long they had to wait for support, and what you have done if you disagreed with what support was offered.

Please complete the survey here

If you are under 25 and at school or college in England, the APPGA wants to know about your experiences at school, what type of support you have found helpful and what was missing.

Please complete the survey here

There will also be a separate survey of teachers, as well as several evidence sessions in Parliament at which some of these issues will be explored further. All of the information gathered will be used in a report and series of recommendations to the Government to be published later this year.

We would like to hear from as many people as possible before the closing date of 10 July 2017. If you have extra information that you would like to submit to the inquiry that is not covered by the survey, please email it to policy@nas.org.uk

Please do share these surveys with other people who might be interested in completing them. If you have any questions, you can email policy@nas.org.uk.