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Previous Events

Christmas Coffee morning
Wednesday 16th December 2020

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.

Wednesday 27th January – Post 16 Educational Settings

This session is for Young People who are looking at continuing their education within formal settings and to understand how their SEND needs will be met.

10.00am - 11.00am
Staff from mainstream-colleges will be available to advise on how they can support you in the setting and meet your educational needs and/or disabilities, with or without an EHCP.

11.30am – 12.30pm
For those seeking more specialist educational settings, this session will have staff from specialist-Post-16 settings available to advise on how they will support you through your EHCP and what they have to offer.

Wednesday 3rd February – Employment and Post-16 Training Opportunities

Are you considering training or employment as your next step and need more information on how you will be supported?
In these virtual rooms will be a range of agencies and professionals that will support you as a Young Person with SEND to get job ready!

10.00am - 11.00am
Local Post-16 training providers will tell you about the opportunities that are available within the area and how they will support you throughout your training, with or without an EHCP.

11.30am – 12.30pm
Agencies will come together to offer you support and guidance when considering how you can access support in employment.

Wednesday 10th February – Making that transition into adulthood

These sessions will be showcasing the broad spectrum of specialist agencies that can offer Young People with SEND the support in making the transition into adulthood and being an active member of the community.

10.00am - 11.00am – Community Inclusion
This session will bring together a range of agencies and services that will support you in gaining the skill set and confidence to get involved locally.

11.30am – 12.30pm – Independent Living
This range of agencies may be able to support you as a Young Person with SEND to develop the skills needed to live independently.

1.00pm - 2.00pm - Health
In this session you will hear from agencies within the Mental health and physical healthcare sector who can work with Young People with SEND to ensure your holistic needs are supported.

Previous Workshops

Workshops and dates are as follows:

  • Accessing support within settings
    • Thursday 1st April 2021
    • Tuesday 4th May 2021
  • Understanding the EHCP process
    • Thursday 25th March
    • Tuesday 20th April 2021
    • Thursday 13th May 2021
    • Monday 24th May 2021 – 12noon – 2pm
  • Understanding your draft EHCP
    • Tuesday 17th March
    • Wednesday 28th April 2021
    • Wednesday 19th May 2021
  • Meetings in schools
    • Tuesday 30th March
    • Thursday 27th May 2021

Accessing support within settings
Thursday 7th January 2021
1st February 2021
2nd March 2021

Understanding the EHCP process
Monday 11th January 2021
Tuesday 9th February
Monday 8th March
Thursday 25th March

Understanding your draft EHCP
Wednesday 20th January
Friday 12th February

Meetings in schools
Tuesday 26th January
Thursday 25th February

Questions and Answers

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.


All sessions are 4pm – 5pm

Thursday 11th and Tuesday 23rd March
Thursday 1st and Tuesday 20th April
Thursday 6th and Tuesday 18th May

SEND support in settings

Thursday 11th Feb 2021
Thursday 11th March 2021
Thursday 19th November 2020 (4pm till 5pm)
Thursday 7th Jan 2021

What is an EHCP?

Tuesday 23rd Feb 2021
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Tuesday 8th December 2020 (4pm till 5pm)
Tuesday 19th Jan 2021