Please telephone 01384 817373 to book a place on all workshops and events.
Dudley SENDIASS Upcoming Events & Workshops
Dudley SENDIASS is a statutory service providing impartial support and advice to families of children and young people up to the age of 25 with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).
Over the coming months, we have a range of events taking place which parents and young people can get involved in.
Christmas Coffee morning – Wednesday 16th December
An opportunity for parents to join us on MS Teams in our first virtual coffee morning. We would love you to join us on Wednesday 16th December 2020 and share with you the range of work we as a service have developed over the summer months.
Post-16 Transition into Adulthood virtual sessions
Over the past few years, Dudley SENDIASS has held a market-place event for Young People with the aim of supporting them to make the transition into Post-16 settings/ training and adulthood.
This year we’re doing something slightly different!
The service will be hosting a series of virtual sessions, for Young People with SEND to join in from their devices, all through the power of MS Teams.
The sessions will be held over three weeks and will cover specific areas around how Young People with SEND can be supported in their transition into adulthood. A wide range of training and education providers, services and agencies who work with Young People will come together to showcase and advise on how they can support and engage Young People with SEND, as well as support participation in decisions relating to their Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
How to book
To book on these sessions email firstname.lastname@example.org
List which session(s) you wish to attend.
You can attend one, two or all three.
Parents, carers and professionals who support young people are welcome.
The remaining programme of workshops will continue to take place, however there will be an ongoing review of these.
Throughout the year, Dudley SENDIASS hosts a range of workshops each month for parents of children with SEND and Young People with SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disability) to access. These workshops cover a range of topics and aim to provide information to enable you as a parent/carer or Young Person to be involved in.
Workshops and dates are as follows:
- Accessing support within settings
- Thursday 7th January 2021
- 1st February 2021
- 2nd March 2021
- Understanding the EHCP process
- Monday 11th January 2021
- Thursday 28th January
- Tuesday 9th February
- Monday 8th March
- Thursday 25th March
- Understanding your draft EHCP
- Wednesday 20th January
- Friday 12th February
- Tuesday 17th March
- Meetings in schools
- Tuesday 26th January
- Thursday 25th February
- Tuesday 30th March
To find out more about these events or to book your place email the service at email@example.com
Drop in surgeries
We are currently offering telephone and Microsoft Teams consultations to parents who have children with SEND and Young People, to provide guidance and advice around decisions reached by the Local Authority, including participation in informal disagreement resolution.
Please contact the service to discuss further on 01384 817373
Questions and Answers
We are running on-line Q&A sessions designed to give you an opportunity to ask questions and find out about the support you could have linked to your Post-16 hopes and aspirations.
The Online Young Persons Support sessions will look at specific areas and will provide legally based information and advice.
Thursday 19th November 2020 (4pm till 5pm) SEND support in settings
- Explaining what support a school/college or training provider can offer
- Support in requesting an education health care assessment
Tuesday 8th December 2020 (4pm till 5pm) What is an EHCP?
- What is an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC plan)
- How it can help you in your setting or training provider
- Timeline of the EHCP process
Some young people access our service with their parents. If you want your parents or other family members to join the sessions with you, they are very welcome.
Others may want to contact the service separately from their parents. You can do this and will receive confidential information and support that will allow you to participate in decisions.
To book a session, contact firstname.lastname@example.org We will need the following details
- Name and contact email
- Who will be in the session with you
- Which session you would like to attend
If you are a young person aged between 16-25 with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability, you have the right to contact SENDIASS separate from your families or carers. As a service we are holding Q&A sessions specifically for Young People to join.
These sessions have been designed with young people in mind; to empower you to access impartial information and advice around SEND, whether you want to understand how you can be supported in your school/college or training provider or whether you have questions about the support available linked to your Post-16 plans.
Parents are welcome with agreement from the Young Person.
Thursday 7th Jan
Tuesday 19th Jan
Thursday 11th Feb
Tuesday 23rd Feb
Thursday 11th March
Tuesday 23rd March
Thursday 1st April
Tuesday 20th April
Thursday 6th May
Tuesday 18th May
Thursday 10th June
Tuesday 22nd June
Thursday 8th July
Tuesday 13th July