I feel that the current level of understanding regarding Autism in some schools is woefully poor. As a person on the spectrum, the mother of two children diagnosed with Aspergers and also a qualified Teacher, I feel that more needs to be done in order to enable children with an ASD. I feel the education system needs to be far more inclusive in order to achieve this and that there needs to be a much better training and awareness in schools. It is my belief that too many young people are not able to achieve academically because the system is failing them whilst they are extremely able and have a lot to offer society. I would be very interested to hear the views and opinions of other people on this subject, particularly parents or young people who have been through main stream education.