In partnership......................A round up of all things SEND in Coventry

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From the Manager's office

This is the last update of the academic year, and what an interesting year it has been! Of course, whilst some may view the summer break from education as just that - a break - for others it's a very different story! We've tried to include as much detail about events and activities that are happening over the summer holidays as we can, but if you are aware of any additional things to entertain the little (and big!) ones, why not put them onto the events page of the LA's Local Offer.

Here at SEND IASS, the summer marks the end of one beautiful relationship; Lorraine Tolley, who has supported the team here since 2008, is leaving for pastures new. Many of you will have received updates from her over the years, and quite often send questions or information directly to her. In future, please try and direct any correspondence to We wish Lorraine the best for the future! 

Have a great summer, and as ever, whether as a young person, parent or professional, if you have any comments or suggestions for the bulletin please let us know - it's called "In Partnership" for a reason!

See you in September

Chris Firth

SEND IASS manager

DfE SEND Team Newsletter

The DfE have released their latest SEND Team Newsletter.  

  • LDA update
  • Data Update
  • Parent/carer shared experiences of EHC planning process
  • Local Area SEND inspections
  • Transition into employment for disabled learners
  • New resources

Read it here.

Cerebra - Problem Solving Tool-kit

Cerebra have produced a toolkit with aims to support disabled people and carers, as well as their families and advisers, who are encountering difficulties with the statutory agencies in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. The toolkit aims to unpick these problems and to develop effective strategies for resolving them. You can download the Toolkit below.

Problem solving toolkit. 

Council for Disabled Children - Preparing for adulthood

Sign up to recieve the latest newsletter from the Council For Disabled Children and receive information about preparing for adulthood.


Upcoming Events

Keep an eye on the SENDIASS webpage for all future parent events starting in the new term, including free parent sessions.  Recents sessions have included Contact a Family, Dyslexia, Cerebra, IPSEA and CIASS to name but a few.


Community Short Breaks Summer Programme 2016

Are you looking for something to do over the summer?  You mind find something of interest in the Community Summer 2016 Short Breaks guide.

You may also find the Family Information Service "Whats on" activites useful.  

The Girl with the Curly Hair

The Curly Hair Project (CHP) aims to improve understanding and communicatons between girls and women on the autism spectrum and their neurotypical loved ones. 

Forthcoming CHP events :

Saturday 20 August (10am-12pm): ASD and Socialising  (Coventry)
Saturday 27 August (10am-12.30pm): ASD and Sensory Processing (Stratford)

Coombe Abbey Summer Activities

Visit the Coombe Abbey activity pages to see whats on over the summer break.  

  • Fishing  
  • Tree climbing
  • Family fun activities

Coombe Abbey summer activities.

The A Word Live Event - Feedback

Tuesday 12th July saw "The A Word Live" event take place at The Welcome Centre, Coventry.  The event, organised by SEND IASS, involved talks from local, regional and national speakers, and was supported by a variety of services and agencies involved with Autism across education, health and voluntary sectors. Attended by around 200 people, feedback received from attendees has been very positive. 

Handouts, feedback and answers to questions received during the day will be available on the SENDIASS website from the end of July.    

A Word Event

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