Events

 How is your young person being supported to prepare for adult life, and what could be done better?

If you are the parent of a young person aged 14-25 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities, then we’d really like to hear from you. Please come along and tell us what’s happening in schools and colleges, and with social care and health services. Your views and experiences will help us influence transition in Sheffield. We are a friendly group and there will be time to swap experiences and information with other parents over tea, coffee and cake! Please book your place.

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This is a drop-in session for parents and carers of children and young people (0-25) with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). You’ll be able to talk to a worker from SENDIAS about anything SEND-related. For example, you may want to ask about your child’s support in school or college, EHC plans, SEN transport, health and social care services, disability benefits, and much more. Please note: This is an open group session with other parents. No need to book, just turn up.

Come and chat to other parents and carers. Tea, coffee and CAKE! Pop in for a few minutes or stay for the whole session – no need to book. We welcome all parent carers, whatever their children’s needs, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, mild or severe. Pre-schoolers and home-educated children welcome.

This is a discounted, disability-friendly trampolining session for children and young people with additional needs and their siblings. There are no age restrictions, but children under the age of six must be accompanied in the jump area by an adult. Download our information sheet.

Run by a speech and language therapist, this workshop will focus on using objects, photos, pictures and symbols to support children with communication difficulties at home. Booking essential!

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Please come along to our Education subgroup to talk to other parents about special educational needs (SEN), swap useful information, and help us influence education policy – particularly the implementation of the SEN reforms – in Sheffield. This is a friendly and informal group, and new members are always welcome. No specialist knowledge required – being a parent is enough! No need to book, just turn up.