The National Autistic Society (NAS)

The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. The NAS provides information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.

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Find the best special needs schools in England

Here are some quick links to special needs schools in England. Here you can find and compare schools catering for pupils with sensory, physical, learning, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, or dyslexia.

Read full profiles of leading schools and find independent schools in your region: 

Special needs schools in the West of England

Special needs schools in the East of England

Special needs schools in the East Midlands

Special needs schools in Greater London

Special needs schools in London

Special needs schools in the North-East

Special needs schools in the South-East

Special needs schools in the South-West

Special needs schools in the West Midlands

Special needs schools in Yorkshire & Humberside

You can select schools that specialise in social interaction disorders (including autism and Asperger syndrome), emotional or behavioural difficulties, learning difficulties or sensory or physical impairment.

Search results include the specific conditions that schools cater for (check our glossary for abbreviations), while you can click on selected schools for extended profiles. 

You can also read about some of the latest initiatives and developments in the special needs sector by visiting our editorial section.

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