The Government published their White Paper on the future of education in England today.
We are particularly pleased that it proposes that initial teacher training includes how to support children with special educational needs (SEN).
The NAS has long been calling for initial teacher training to include autism and this was a key demand of the Make School, Make Sense campaign.
In the run up to the publication of the Green Paper on SEN, expected next month, and in response to the Green Paper we will be putting pressure on the Government to make sure that autism is included within this training.
We also believe that specialist teachers in autism, working across clusters of schools are vital to build capacity and help teachers to teach and support children with autism.
Check back later this week for more details on the White Paper and its implications for children with autism!