November 23, 2019

Graham Stuart MP, Courtesy of Ambitious About Autism
Graham Stuart MP, Courtesy of Ambitious About Autism

Ambitious About Autism, ‘Ruled Out’ Campaign – was officially launched on Feb 11 at the House of Commons. Autism Daily Newscast reported on the campaign here.

The event was hosted by Graham Stuart MP and was attended by almost 200 parliamentarians, young people, parents and professionals.

So far over 800 people have signed up to the campaign.

Anna Kennedy OBE, Courtesy of Ambitious About Autism
Anna Kennedy OBE, Courtesy of Ambitious About Autism

Dami Benbow, Youth Patron for Ambitious about Autism gave an impassioned speech, saying that:

“You can judge a society based on how it treats those who are different” and that “No more children with autism should be disenfranchised from education.”

The campaign will run for 12 months and aims to ensure that:

Robyn Steward and Jolanta Lasota, Courtesy of Ambitious About Autism
Robyn Steward and Jolanta Lasota, Courtesy of Ambitious About Autism
  • ‘Every school has access to a specialist autism teacher, to build capacity among school staff and to support children with autism to learn and achieve
  • Every family of a child with autism knows their rights, and has the resources to help their child get the support they are entitled to at school
  • Every local authority sets out in its ‘local offer’ the support available in its area to ensure children with autism have access to quality full-time education.’

You can follow the campaign on twitter and in the campaign website.

You can sign up to support the campaign here

 

About the author 

Jo Worgan

Jo Worgan is a published author, writer and blogger. She has a degree in English Literature. She writes about life with her youngest son who is on the autistic spectrum. Jo tweets (@mummyworgan) and is also a freelance columnist for the Lancaster Guardian. ‘My Life with Tom, Living With Autism‘ is her second book and a culmination of her blog posts, and available on Kindle now, along with her first book, Life on the Spectrum. The Preschool years.

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