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NAS Merton Group

A group of the National Autistic Society



PLEASE NOTE: Organisations listed are not endorsed or recommended by the NAS Merton Branch or the NAS.


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Mertons Sen Support Document


This is a link to mertons SEN support documenht for support in maintained schools, colleges and early years settings This document is for parents whose children may require extra support and or possible interventions to enable them to make progress and contains the following information.


*What is SEN Support?

*What should you expect from your child’s setting?

*Who decides what SEN Support my child gets?

*How will the setting communicate with me? 

*Where can I get more information, advice or support?


At the bottom of the page it conatins the lowing drop down boxes which contain Examples of pupil needs , Examples of interventions  and Examples of resources for the folowing.


*communication and interaction difficulties including ASD

*Cognition and learning

*Social, Emotional and mental health

*Phyisical and sensory needs

*Independant living

*Participition in society




NAS Education Rights Service National Helpline: 0808 800 4102


The NAS Education Rights Service provides impartial, confidential information, advice and support on education rights and entitlements for parents and carers of pre-school and school-age children with autism to help them get the educational support their child needs.


SOS!SEN National Helpline: 020 8538 3731


SOS!SEN offer a free, friendly, independent and confidential telephone helpline for parents and others looking for information and advice on Special Educational Needs (SEN). We concentrate on helping people to find their way through the legal and procedural maze which is so daunting to so many who try to obtain satisfactory provision for a child’s special needs.



IPSEA (National charity offering parents support on special needs)

IPSEA provides families with independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children with all kinds of special educational needs. Services include downloadable resources, advice line, SEN tribunal helpline and tribunal support.