(London, UK)The UK Autism Foundation has welcomed HM Government’s plans for parents, charities and groups to open state funded schools in Britain. The Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove announced the plans on Friday 18th June.

UKAF was the first autism charity in Britain to call for state funded autism schools and state funded Autism Academies. MPs of all parties are currently EDM 153 in the House of Commons supporting the need for autism schools.UKAF has called for the Government to provide greater support for parents in terms of the setting up process.

Ivan Corea of UKAF said: ‘We welcome the Government’s plans for parents group to set up schools run by parents, carers,charities and other groups.We called for state funded autism schools and state funded Autism Academies several years ago. There is a need for more autism schools funded by the state. However, we have called on Prime Minister David Cameron to keep all avenues open – mainstream, special and specialist autism schools for children and young people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.’

UKAF has called for more help and support for the vulnerable and the poor.

There are over 500,000 people with the autism in the United Kingdom, many still struggle to access proper public services.

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