NAS Cymru keeps a strong focus on education and children’s services in our policy and campaigning work. Getting the right education is a top concern for many of our members and the people who contact us.

Reforming Special Educational Needs

The Welsh Government is currently undertaking a review of the provision for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) in Wales.

NAS Cymru is part of a group of voluntary sector organisations who have an interest in these reforms and how potential changes could affect children and young people with SEN.

Our aim is to make sure that the reforms reflect the specific needs of children with autism and their families by representing the views and concerns of our members and supporters at every stage.

Working with politicians, teachers and stakeholders

NAS Cymru is working to ensure that the Welsh Government and Assembly Members understand the complexity of autism.

The majority of children with autism are in mainstream schools. More than 1 in 100 children are on the autism spectrum, so all schools should expect to teach children with autism.

We work with school staff, clinical experts and politicians to ensure that those involved in the education of our children have the necessary understanding, training, resources and specialist support available to them.