Every Child with autism deserves an education that supports them to reach their potential.

Autistic children are more likely than other children to be excluded from school, to be bullied and to leave school with no plans for adult life and getting a job. Their parents tell us that securing the right school placement can be stressful enough to lead to family breakdowns. This is not acceptable, nor is it inevitable. The National Autistic Society and Ambitious about Autism’s Every Child campaign is working to get the right educational support so every child and young person with autism can reach their potential.

Ambitious about Autism and The National Autistic Society believe that four things need to happen for Every Child with autism to succeed in education.

Every child and young person with autism must have:

  • their needs assessed fully and promptly 
  • access to school and college places that meet their needs.
Every teaching professional and the schools they work in must have:
  • the training and resources to meet autistic children’s needs
  • the tools to prepare every child with autism for their lives after school.
Together we are determined to make sure Every Child with autism gets the right educational support.

What are we doing?

To make sure that every child gets the education and support they need, The National Autistic Society and Ambitious about Autism will be putting together the evidence to make change happen. You can find out more about this in the documents below, with new information being added as it is published: