IASS January 2024 E- Bulletin

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Happy New Year

Welcome to our
January 2024 E- Bulletin


Wishing all of our readers a Happy New Year! 


IASS 2024 virtual training sessions 

IASS intro for professionals

Introduction to IASS for professionals 

30 January at 12:30pm 


Discover more about the IASS and how we support parents, carers and young people.

Find out how you can make an appropriate referral to IASS and what we do following a referral.

Book your place here. 

Secondary pupil

SEN Support- The Graduated Approach 

28 February at 10:00am


This session will focus on Wolverhampton’s graduated approach
for supporting children and young people.

Book your place here.

annual review

Demystifying the EHCP annual review process

23 May at 10:00am 


An IASS workshop for parents and carers who have a child with an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP).

Learn about the EHCP Annual Review process and:

  • Timescales
  • Who is responsible for the Annual Review
  • Who should participate in the process
  • What happens during the Annual Review process
  • Outcomes following an Annual Review

Book your place here.


Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments

2 July at 10:00am 


An IASS workshop for parents and carers who wish to learn more about the EHC Needs Assessment process.

Discover the timescales, who should participate in the process, outcomes and next steps. 

Book your place here. 

primary pupil

Primary and Junior
school applications 


Parents and carers of children transitioning into primary school, or from infant to junior school in September 2024 are encouraged to complete the application for school preferences.

All primary schools in Wolverhampton provide numerous opportunities for you and your child to visit before expressing a preference.

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2024 and parents are asked to complete the application over the next few weeks at:

School Admissions Applications | City Of Wolverhampton Council

Wolverhampton Outreach parent carer events 

Outreach events

Wolverhampton CAMHS parent carer workshops

CAMHS workshops

CAMHS is running a series of free virtual workshops to help parents and carers support their child in navigating mental health challenges.

This is open to any parent or carer with a young person accessing Black Country CAMHS services.

To book call Andrea on 01902 444021.

Contact- ambitious about autism

Free virtual meet ups from
Contact for Disabled Children
& Ambitious About Autism

During Januuary and February 2024, Contact and Ambitious about Autism are offering a number of virtual meet ups to support parents and carers of children and young people with SEND. Discussions include: 

  • Early Years Entitlement: 9 January 7:00pm
  • Understanding Autism- for the Whole Family: 11 January 10:00am
  • Primary to Secondary School Transitions: 16 January 7:00pm
  • Understanding Your Child's Behaviour: 18 January 10:00am
  • Supporting Disabilities in a Mainstream Setting: 23 January 7:00pm
  • Understanding and Supporting an Anxious Child: 25 January 10:00am
  • Autism and Education: 6 February 7:00pm
  • Understanding Teenage Behaviour: 20 February 7:00pm
  • Growing Up, Sex and Relationships: 22 February 10:00am
  • Understanding and Supporting an Anxious Teenager: 27 February 7:00pm

    Book your place via the Autism Central Website.

The Witherslack Group:
January free virtual webinars

Witherslack- 10 Jan 24 ASC communication skills

Autism: Developing Communication Skills
Wednesday 10 January 10:00am

Understand stages and alternative means of communication, and learn tried and tested methods to develop skills.

Book your place here. 


Witherslack- ADHD strategies 17.01.24

Strategies To Support Pupils With ADHD
Wednesday 17 January 10:00am

A teaching professional and ADHD Advances Practitioner details how to support ADHD learners in school with proven strategies, tips and advice.

Book your place here. 


witherlack- SEN, Phonics and Writing

SEN, Phonics and Writing 
Wednesday 31 January 10:00am

A Leading Phonics Consultant will delve into the skills required in enhancing your child's writing skills, and equip you with a toolkit of activities and practical strategies.

Book your place here.

Kidz to Adultz March 2024 Coventry

Kidz to Adultz exhibition:
14 March in Coventry


Join Kidz to Adultz on Thursday 14th March 2024 at Coventry Building Society Arena, CV6 6AQ for their free exhibition dedicated to supporting children and young people with additional needs.

Try out adaptive products, meet experts, join educational seminars from guest speakers, and gain information on financial or legal advice.

To find out more and book your free place click here

Arena Theatre Youth Board Feb 2024

Arena Theatre Youth Board applications 

Wolverhampton's Arena Theatre are seeking seven young people (aged 14-21) to become members of their Arena Theatre Youth Board for 2024!

The members will be ambassadors for their local community and will be involved in the decision-making of the venue, shaping the work of the Arena Theatre so it continues to have relevance and appeal, and that the needs of young people come first.

Find out more and register by 5 February here

Back to the Future The Musical:
Autism friendly performance 

Back to the future

On Sunday 10 March at 3pm, The Adelphi Theatre, London is hosting an
Autism friendly relaxed performance of 'Back to the Future The Musical'.

During the show significant adjustments are made to sound and lighting,
house lights left on, chill out sensory zones available and relaxed theatre rules.

Find out more and book your tickets here.


Turtle Key Arts:
Theatre project for Autistic young people

Turtle Key theatre

Complete our evaluation survey 

Wolves IASS is always grateful for the wonderful feedback we receive from families that have benefitted from our service.

If you have been supported by IASS previously, we would love to hear about your experience with us.

Please complete our evaluation survey here.

Share your news 

We aim to share uplifting stories and good news events from around our wonderful Wolverhampton area! 

If you run services or activities for children with a Special Educational Need or Disability or support their families, we would love to hear from you! 

Also, if you have a happy news story or wish to celebrate the great work of an organisation, please email ias.service@wolverhampton.gov.uk. Please attach a photo or videos and a short blurb to feature. 

We send out the e-bulletin monthly around the first Monday of the month, so we would appreciate this being sent to us by the middle of the previous week.

Our next e-bulletin will be shared early February, so please send any inserts by
26 January 2024. 

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