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Sign our petition to save autistic children's futures

Autistic children's futures are under threat. Many children and young people in England are having to wait years for support in school, and then when they finally do get it, it isn't enough. Without action, autistic children will continue to fall behind, with some even being kicked out of school or forced into home-schooling. 

The Government has an opportunity to fix this in their upcoming SEND review, where they plan to evaluate the services available to families that need support. It is due out in Spring 2022, so we have to act now so they know autistic children are a priority. 

Sign our petition to ask the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, to invest in autistic children's futures in the SEND review.

We know that parents have long been fighting for change. In our new report, three quarters of the parents we spoke to said their child’s school place does not fully meet their needs – this has nearly doubled since 2016. And a quarter of parents we spoke to waited over three years to receive support for their child. Parents shouldn't be left exhausted by a system that is broken.

The SEND review is our chance to improve things. The Government needs to identify the councils and schools where autistic children are struggling, and give them enough resources to provide support. We need to send Nadhim Zahawi a clear message that he has the power to save autistic children's futures.

Join our call by adding your name to our petition. The more voices we have, the louder we will be.


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