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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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Join for free

Join our growing community to help boost your professional portfolio and save you and your setting time and money.  As a 
member you will receive excellent support, tools, CPDL opportunities and resources to help meet the needs of ALL pupils.

Premier SEND Support Package

We're proudly introducing our Premier SEND Support Package; our latest and most comprehensive, value for money service. Enjoy the benefits of a single, annual subscription which offers whole setting support.

Benefit from our key services all packed into one amazing, annual subscription for a special offer price of only £499 + VAT

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SEND Support Services

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Publication Subscription

This service will provide you with hard copies of our sector-leading bi-monthly magazine, ‘nasen Connect’, and access to all three of nasen’s well-established and respected academic journals.

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Annual Webinar Pass

This pass provides access to nasen’s existing knowledge hub of over 70 webinar and webcasts! Each half-term we invite pass holders to propose and then vote on what you would like to be covered in a live webinar.

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nasen’s Modular CPD Programme

Our new modular CPD programme, linked to the nasen Recognised Teacher/Practitioner of SEND award, provides a comprehensive introduction to SEND and effective support for children and young people.

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SENCO Support Service

A comprehensive information support hub designed for 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.

International Membership

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International Membership

We are constantly striving to work alongside international projects to strengthen the work we undertake with professionals and help support with research, training and resources. For our international colleagues, nasen membership is available for £50 a year.

Upcoming events and the latest news & resources

nasen Connect

Read the latest e-copy of nasen Connect, free for all members, which is packed full of advice, analysis and opinions on the current topics and future trends impacting on the SEND workforce.

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nasen Connect magazine May 2022

  • Nasen Connect
  • 24 May 2022
nasen Connect

Our May edition features an article about forming an inclusive culture in schools and other education settings.

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nasen Connect magazine March 2022

  • Nasen Connect
  • 22 Mar 2022
nasen Connect

Our March edition features articles around inclusive sport exploring the role it plays in developing a healthy lifestyle and supporting young people to grow friendships and relationships, both in school and beyond.

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nasen Connect magazine January 2022

  • Nasen Connect
  • 21 Jan 2022
nasen Connect

Our January edition features an article which considers how you might approach identifying if observed needs are as a result of SEN or lost learning due to the pandemic. In addition you can also read about, amongst other topics, key areas to be aware of w

Our Sponsors

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Axcis Education

Axcis are the foremost supplier of SEND staff to mainstream and specialist schools in England and Wales. Providing teaching, leadership and support staff, Axcis has experience with all levels of recruitment across a wide range of special needs. Visit the Axcis website or contact your local office to learn more about how we can help.

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Scanning Pens

Scanning Pens strives to embed a life-long love of reading for all individuals with varying reading abilities. They recognise the importance of independence through all life stages, so their range of scanning pens has a transformational impact for users to become habitual readers.