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Health and social care professionals should be trained to focus on meeting the individual needs of children and young people with autism and their families, according to new clinical guidelines.
More than 400 special educational needs teachers and support staff have been awarded scholarships worth thousands of pounds to develop their specialist knowledge and skills.
New figures from the Department for Education show that 20 boys aged four and under were permanently excluded from state funded primary or special schools in England in 2011/12.
A petition that urges the Education Secretary Michael Gove not to get rid of teaching assistants has gained more than 60,000 signatures.
Education secretary Michael Gove has approved 102 new free schools to open from next September, delivering around 50,000 new school places.
Fiona Veitch looks forward to the launch of a new free school for children with autism
Children from low-income families should have more support in the early years to tackle their speech, language and communication needs says a cross-party group of MPs and peers.
Disabled children are illegally sent home from school because there are not enough staff to cope with them, according to new research from Contact a Family.