Nasen, the leading organisation in the UK for special needs information
nasen is the leading organisation in the UK which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special and additional support needs. nasen reaches a huge readership through its journals: British Journal of Special Education, Support for Learning, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs and the magazine 'nasen Connect'.
nasen, formerly the National Association for Special Educational Needs, was formed in 1992 when the National Association for Remedial Education (NARE) amalgamated with the National Council for Special Education (NCSE). This followed a decision by the two organisations to create a single, powerful voice to promote equal opportunities for all learners.
NCSE had its roots in special schools and was created in 1973 when the Association for Special Education merged with the Guild of Teachers of Backward Children and the College of Special Education. NARE began in 1963 and was largely inspired by those working in the remedial services developed in the 1950s. Nasen now operates at many levels and is open to all those who wish to advance the education of those with special needs.
A Board of Trustees govern the affairs of the Association in line with the powers expresed in the Memorandum and Articles of the Association. The Trustees delegate the day to day business of the Association to the Chief Executive Officer.
The Advisory Board has the responsibility of providing advice and support to the Governing Body and CEO to ensure the aims and objects of the Association are fully achieved in line with the Strategic Plan.
nasen House, the administrative centre for the Association, is in Tamworth, Staffordshire.
nasen members can also claim discounts from our partner organisations. To obtain your membership discount just quote your membership number when placing an order.
National and Regional courses and conferences - see our professional development.
NB: Publications and courses are also available to non-members.
nasen has an influential voice at national level on issues concerning special educational needs. Nasen personnel meet regularly with governemnt officials to discuss special educational needs issues, and are represented on many influential national organisations such as the Special Education Consortium.