In response to my last posting, Norman has asked for a reference to the Education Bill currently going through the UK parliament as mentioned by Baroness Warnock. After searching ( no reference was given in the Special Children article) I have found several Bills currently going through the House of Commons: one on special educational needs information, one on education and skills and one on the education of children with autism. These can be found at
with a collection of associated documents including a brief summary.
A full list of bills can be found at http://services.parliament.uk/bills/
I hope this helps.