Autism campaigner backs calls for significant improvement in diagnosis waiting times

Anna Kennedy

A leading autism campaigner has backed calls for significant improvement in diagnosis waiting times. Anna Kennedy OBE, founder of national autism charity AnnaKennedyonline, has spoken out after the National Autistic Society sent an open letter to Rishi Sunak highlighting the lengthy waiting times for an autism assessment.  Anna has campaigned for many years on autism […]

The world’s first International Baccalaureate autism school opens in Cambridge

The Cavendish School in Cambridge

The world’s first International Baccalaureate (IB) special autism school building has officially opened its doors, enabling The Cavendish School to accept an additional 50 students this term in Years 3 – 7.   The school, which started teaching in September 2021, was previously located in temporary accommodation at Girton Glebe Primary School with capacity for […]

Dr Anna Kennedy selected as autism Ambassador of the Year by IAOTP

An award ceremony

The founder of a UK autism charity is celebrating being honoured by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Dr Anna Kennedy was recently selected as Top Autism Ambassador of the Year by the IAOTP. The award was for her outstanding leadership, dedication and contributions to autistic children, parents of autistic children, professionals, media and […]

Forest School and autism at Quorn Hall School

Forest school

Forest School is a type of outdoor education that takes place in natural spaces and encourages participants to develop personal, social, and practical skills. Quorn Hall, a provision for students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties as well as autistic profiles, boasts an impressive amount of space for their own beautiful on-site Forest School […]

A school for children with autism – is there a finer place to work?

Children at Gretton School

Gretton School warmly welcomes autistic children and young people aged from 5-19 years old, as weekly boarders or as day students.   Every student at Gretton has a diagnosis of autism or aspergers syndrome and every student is unique.   By Headteacher – Mrs Elkins   A student asked me this morning “Do you hate […]

Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils


The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils (CReSTeD) is a charity founded in 1989 to help parents and those who advise them, choose an educational establishment to support a student with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD). These include Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, ADD, ADHD as well as Pragmatic and Semantic Language Difficulties. The CReSTeD […]

Sharing Best Practice and Evidence-Based Therapy for Autistic Individuals

Sundail Theray for austistic individuals

Sundial Therapy Conference 2022 : The first annual therapy conference in the Northwest is going to be held on 1st April 2022 at Haydock Park Racecourse.  This is a perfect opportunity for all those with a common interest in special educational needs to keep abreast of current research and available support strategies. By coming together at […]