Review to strengthen redress for new SEN system

The Government recently announced a review into the redress and complaints arrangements for Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans, part of the sweeping reforms to the English Special Educational Needs (SEN) system being introduced by the Children and Families Bill. Read more »

Push for Action Christmas update

Mark Lever, Chief Executive, National Autistic Society, provides a Christmas update on the Push for Action campaign and offers his gratitude for all the work that local people have contributed to make it such a success. Read more »

Jenson pushes for action

Follow ‘Jenson’ the travelling Push For Action button on his journey across the country to raise awareness for the National Autistic Society campaign, Push For Action. Read more »

Autism Alliance

The Autism Alliance is the UK organisation for specialist autism charities which supports many thousands of adults and children with autism across the UK. Read more »


We work with disabled people and their families. We offer practical support – from information services to education and everyday care. Read more »

Grow Your Tenner 2013 campaign, a website for small, local charities and community groups, has announced the Grow Your Tenner 2013 campaign, which aims to turn £500,000 from the Cabinet Office into over £1 million for grass roots charities across England. Read more »

Somerset carer wins national award

Brenda Prentice, carer, campaigner and trustee for Somerset Community Care Matters at Mind in Taunton and West Somerset, has won the 2013 Unpaid Carer Award at the Great British Care Awards. Read more »

Autistic intelligence

Autistic intelligence is a loosely affiliated not-for-profit educational social enterprise comprised of worldwide experts in aspects of autism dedicated to a global recognition and accommodation of autistic intelligence. Read more »

R-word campaign

Over the next few months Mencap will be starting a new campaign which aims to stop people who use words like ‘retard’ in the media. Read more »

Push For Action

The NAS campaign,’Push for Action,’ will involve campaigners at a local and national level to call for accelerated delivery and improved local implementation of the adult autism strategy to ensure adults with autism get the support they need. Read more »


Barnardos supports families in many ways including fostering and adoption, disability and coping with domestic violence. Read more »