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Finished at School

Principal focus of the project

The report focuses on exploring the lack of education provision for young people with autism, the impact on young people, families, and society, and sets out a vision for how this gap can be filled. It also describes the barriers to learning caused by the contemporary funding system, and the impact of this on young people with autism, and recommends a new, flexible mobdel of funding built around young people's views and choices.

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What is this about and what were the main findings?

The report concludes that young people with autism want and need more effective education options once they finish at school. To deliver this, Ambitious about Autism called for:
„ A clear legal right to educational support up to the age of 25 for young disabled people;
„ A funding system that gives young people and families more information, choice and support;
„ A cross-government focus on outcomes and destinations for young disabled people; and
„ A further education workforce with the skills to support young people with autism to achieve their ambitions.

Data was gathered from interviews/surveys.

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Ambitious About Autism


This report explores critical factors in improving the transition to adulthood for young people with autism, in particular addressing the lack of effective education pathways for 16-25 year olds on the autism spectrum.

Resource Type: Report
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