About Us

To promote the advancement and development of all individuals with SEND/ALN

To be the leading SEND/ALN membership organisation for education professionals

nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs) is a charity organisation who have been operating since 1992 – making 2017 our 25th birthday!

We support thousands of practitioners by providing relevant information, training and resources to enable staff to meet all pupils’ needs. Working with dedicated education professionals, nasen aims to ensure that practice for special and additional needs is both effective and current.

nasen is committed to providing an excellent range of professional development opportunities by offering the latest news and information, to support practitioners in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people.

Our aspiration is to be the leading SEND/ALN membership organisation for education professionals.


To deliver outstanding training and professional development for education professionals


To publish high quality research, information, advice and guidance for education professionals


To provide a voice for a growing nasen membership


To offer SEND/ALN consultancy services, including high level policy reform and bespoke professional development


To diversify and increase nasen's revenue streams and to control costs through efficient operational practices

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