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New sessions to support young people with SEND in post-16 transition

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Young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can benefit from a series of online events that are being organised by Dudley SENDIASS.

Dudley SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service), provides impartial information, support and advice to young people up to 25, and their families around education, health and social care.

The monthly online sessions hosted by Dudley SENDIASS are aimed at young people in Year 9 onwards, aged 14 to 25 with SEND, with or without an EHCP.

The ‘All About You’ series will begin on Wednesday 26 January with a session looking at local mainstream colleges. Staff from these settings will explain how they can help students with SEND to prepare for the responsibilities of adulthood and answer your questions.

Upcoming events in this programme also include a guide to training providers and employment support on Wednesday 9 February and a look at services supporting the post-16 transition on Wednesday 16 March.

These free sessions hosted through Microsoft Teams will give young people with SEND and their parents the opportunity to hear from professionals from a wide range of education settings, training providers, services and agencies.

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children and young people, said:

It is vital that we support young people with SEND to prepare for adulthood and its responsibilities. We want to do all we can to help them to fulfil their potential.
These informative sessions will give children with additional needs a better understanding of the many options available to them locally after they turn 16.

Young people with or without an EHCP are welcome to attend these sessions, as well as their parents or carers. Spaces must be booked in advance via Eventbrite

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