The Children and Families Act (2014) has introduced a requirement for local authorities to develop a local offer for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities in their area.

Local authorities must consult with young people on the contents of their local offer.

The Department for Eduction has funded Local voices, local choices - our publication that provides guidance on the most effective ways of engaging and consulting with children and young people with autism, including those with Asperger Syndrome.