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NAS Merton Group

A group of the National Autistic Society

Special Needs Education


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


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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.