Autistic pupils’ treatment slammed

September 16, 2006

The government has promised to look into providing more funding for special education after the Children’s Commissioner for England criticised services for young people with autism.

Sir Al Aynsley-Green said it was “shocking and appalling” that children with autism were not being provided for adequately.

The commissioner’s comments came after he met with members of the National Autistic Society, who are campaigning for improved educational provision for children with the condition.

The society claims services are limited and training for teachers is inadequate.

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