This is an advice clinic for parents and carers of children and young people (0-25) with special educational needs and/or disabilities. You’ll be able to book a 20-minute individual appointment with a worker from SENDIAS, to talk 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.
This event has been organised by The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. It is primarily aimed at young people in Year 9 onwards.
Find out about the help available for students who are disabled and who have special educational needs. Staff from the University Disability & Dyslexia Support Services will facilitate the session, alongside current students who access university support.
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.
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! No need to book, just turn up.