Ambitious About Autism, 2014
Ruled Out is a campaign launched by Ambitious about Autism which aims to stop children with autism missing out on their education, so that every child with autism can learn, thrive and achieve.
During research for the campaign the orgamnisation heard from over 500 parents and carers of children with autism. One of the common themes raised was the difficulty in getting clear information about parents’ and children’s rights in relation to accessing education.
As a result, this guide to the law for parents of children with autism and other special educational needs was developed. The guide sets out the legal duties around admissions, exclusions, disability discrimination, and a number of other areas relevant to children with autism missing out on education. It also signposts routes to more detailed legal advice and support.