(Westminster, UK)  Disability campaigners in the United Kingdom are calling on the Government and the Opposition for a full and comprehensive debate on children and special educational needs to be initiated in the House of Commons in Westminster.

British disability organisations and parent groups are supporting the call of the Autism Awareness Campaign UK for a major debate on special educational needs in parliament.

Ivan Corea, head of the Autism Awareness Campaign UK has written to the Secretary of State for Children Ed Balls and Shadow Secretary Michael Gove requesting this crucial debate on special educational needs.

‘There is still a lot of suffering, parents, carers and children with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome have to face so much pain as a result of the lack of public services in education, health, specialist speech therapy and respite care, these issues must brought before the House of Commons. MPs must represent the needs of parents, carers and people with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. I would urge parliamentarians of all parties to support an SEN Debate and be present when it does take place in Westminster,’ said Ivan Corea.

Parents and carers are calling on the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Children’s Secretary Ed Balls to provide a world class education for all children with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

A member of the House of Commons Select Committee on Health, Lee Scott MP plans to bring in an Autism Bill in Westminster. Lee Scott is calling for ring fenced funding for autism services across the United Kingdom.

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