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Welcome to nasen

We are the National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) – a charitable membership organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences.

Rooted in research and evidence-informed best practice, our information, training and resources ensure that our community members in the UK and across the globe are provided with the most up-to-date knowledge and support required to become effective, inclusive practitioners. Together we are able to contribute to the debate and effect change to improve provision within early years, schools, post-16 and wider settings and, ultimately, outcomes for the children and young people that they serve.

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International Membership

We are constantly striving to strengthen the work we undertake with professionals and help support with research, training and resources.

That’s why we are committed to providing contextualised bespoke training and services for international schools across the globe. Become an international member for £50 a year to enjoy our free-to-access resources, purchase resources designed for practitioners in England and become part of a network of over 100,000 members.

If you are an existing member looking to add or renew International Membership please contact us at .

Cost: £50


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Download your free sample resource below:

This resource explains the concept of adaptive teaching and explores the principles of inclusive teaching.
Adaptive teaching in an inclusive classroom resource

Interested in our international projects?

At nasen we believe that every child and young person across the globe can achieve.

Over the months and years ahead we look forward to continuing this work alongside our members, partners and wider colleagues across the globe - as a strategic partner, consultant to government, and a trusted friend to the international education community.

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Why you should join

  • Information at your fingertips, including advice, support, analysis, and opinions on current topics impacting on the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) workforce
  • Numerous opportunities for peer to peer sharing
  • Join a vibrant and growing community

What we do

  • Support the SEND education workforce to become effective, inclusive practitioners
  • Provide up to date information and support which is rooted in research and evidence -informed practice
  • Offer news, practical advice, training and CPDL tips, policy and sector updates and partner discounts from a range of selected SEND organisations

Our SEND Services

SEND CPD on Demand

Get the highest quality CPD from experts at your convenience, with nasen's SEND CPD on Demand - The ultimate flexible training resource. With individual and school subscriptions starting at just £199, boost your learning with convenient access to over 70 pre-recorded SEND CPD sessions tailored to meet the needs of the entire education workforce.

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SENCO Support Service

A comprehensive information support hub designed for UK based SENCOs. Our online hub is organised into useful topics to help resolve all of your SEND queries. Can’t find what you’re looking for online? You’ll be able to reach out directly to our Education Team

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Free International Membership with any purchase of a SEND CPD on Demand Subscription!

Prefer to talk to us?

If you are interested in becoming a nasen member, would like to talk to us about your application, or simply would like more information, please e-mail .