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SEN Week: Gearing up for World Autism Awareness Day with SEN Magazine

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Organizations and individuals across the country are gearing up for World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April, the global event which seeks to broaden awareness and understanding of the condition thought to affect more than one per cent of the UK population. 

In the current issue of SEN Magazine, three leading charities discuss the key issues, and priorities for research, they will be highlighting this spring. Alison Worsley of Ambitious About Autism looks at the worrying trend of illegal school exclusions of children with autism; Jon Spiers of Autistica outlines new research that seeks to transform the lives of many on the autistic spectrum; and Jane Harris of the National Autistic Society argues that autistic children and young people are still being held back, despite recent government legislation and initiatives.

Also in this issue of SEN Magazine: Liam O’Connor looks at how to identify and source the right accessible vehicle for your needs; Gavin Reid and Jennie Guise look at assessments for dyslexia and how young people with dyslexia can overcome the barriers to learning they face; Anthony Wood explores the benefits of learning outside the classroom for young people with SEN; and Becky Lyddon outlines some crucial ways to identify and support people with sensory processing difficulties. 

In his regular column on SEN law, specialist SEN solicitor Douglas Silas continues his in-depth look at education, health and care plans. 

You will also find articles on SEN legislation, children's homes, ADHD, school exclusions, performing arts, Tourette’s syndrome, transition to HE, short breaks/respite, mediation, face blindness, OCD and recruitment. 

As always, SEN’s CPD, training and events section provides a round-up of forthcoming exhibitions, courses, seminars and events from around the UK. 

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You can pick up your free trial copy of SEN Magazine at Naidex. 


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