IASS May 2024 E- Bulletin

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May 2024


Welcome to our

May 2024 E- Bulletin



EHCP annual review

Demystifying the EHCP annual review process

23 May at 10:00am 

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

Learn about the EHCP Annual Review process including:

  • 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 at: Demystifying the EHCP Annual Review Process Tickets, Thu 23 May 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

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Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments

2 July at 10:00am 

An IASS workshop for parents and carers living in Wolverhampton 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 at: Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments Tickets, Tue 2 Jul 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

SEND Partnership Board

Wolverhampton SEND and Inclusion Strategy


Wolverhampton SEND and Inclusion Strategy has been published.  This strategy sets out the vision and priorities of the SEND & Inclusion Partnership Board’s offer to children, young people and their families. It also recognises and builds on the strengths and what works well for families.

The strategy and an easy read version can be found using the following link: Wolverhampton Strategy for Children and Young People with SEND | Wolverhampton Information Network



Ofsted Big Listen


Ofsted want to hear from children and professionals working with children about how they can improve how they work.

The Big Listen is the opportunity for you to help Ofsted improve how it works by sharing your views and provide feedback on the areas of greatest interest and importance to you.

There is an online consultation for children (up to age 18) to give them the chance to tell Ofsted what they think inspectors should look at when they visit their school or social care setting, and how Ofsted can do its job better.

Ofsted Big Listen - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The consultation runs until the end of May. 

CP friends: Friday 10 May

CP Friends- 10 May '24


IASS has been asked on behalf of a family to share news of their next upcoming friendship group meeting for adults with Cerebral Palsy and similar disabilities.

Next event takes place 10 May 12:00pm at The Hub, Ashmore Park. Contact Jo on 07707851178 for further information.

Autism West Midlands

Autism west Midlands- Rising to the challenge summer 2024

Rising to the challenge: 

Join Autism West Midlands for their summer 2024 free six week training programme ‘Rising to the challenge’.

Available to parents/ carers who want to develop their understanding of Autism and how to support their child. Topics include understanding Autism, communication, the social world, sensory differences, anxiety, happiness and wellbeing.

To find out more and book your place visit:
Rising To The Challenge – Series of 6 Webinars | Autism West Midlands

AFRID Eating Disorder webinar- 10 June: 

Autism West Midlands- AFRID webinar

Does your child have a difficult relationship with food?

Autism West Midlands welcomes you to its ARFID/ Paediatric Feeding Disorder (PFD) webinar on 10 June.

The event will share tips for managing mealtime challenges, help you to discover why eating can be complex for some children & learn strategies to help your child with eating at home.

Book your place at: A parents guide to understanding complex feeding challenges in Autistic Children | Autism West Midlands

Bladder and Bowel UK

Bladder and bowel UK-
Bed wetting webinar-
4 June:


Bladder and Bowel UK welcomes parents to its free webinar on 4 June on 'bed wetting/ enuresis'.

Discover the cause, associated problems, initial measures to help, treatments options and further support available.

Book your place at: Bedwetting - Free information session for parents, families and carers Tickets, Tue 4 Jun 2024 at 12:30 | Eventbrite

Grand Theatre Relaxed performances

Grand Theatre:

Relaxed Performances


Treat your family to the magic of musicals with the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's relaxed performances.

During relaxed performances there will be a lowered volume, reduction of special effect lights and startling noises, open door access with free movement in and out of the auditorium, relaxed auditorium rules, sensory room, quiet spaces, changing rooms, live stream of the show and additional staff to help.

Upcoming relaxed performances are:

  • Madagascar the musical on Sunday 2 June 11am
  • 101 Dalmatians the musical on Thursday 22 August 2pm

Book your tickets at: What's On At Wolverhampton Grand | Forthcoming Events (grandtheatre.co.uk)

WV active swim

SEND swimming lessons:
WV Active Bert Williams


WV Active Bert Williams is offering a range of swimming classes including:

- SEND Children swimming lessons
- 1:1 sessions
- SEND adult swimming lessons (16+)
- SEND family fun swims.

Book the sessions by contacting or visiting WV Active Bert Williams Bilston on
01902 551010. Find out more at: Swimming | WV Active

Kidical Mass 15 June

Kidical Mass Wolverhampton:
East Park 15 June


Join Kidicall Mass on 15 June 11:00am at East Park for a fun bike ride event around the city for all the family.

Bring your scooters, bikes, and enthusiasm for a relaxed ride suitable for all ages.

Book your place at: Kidical Mass Wolverhampton Tickets, Sat 15 Jun 2024 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

Outreach Service: SEND coffee morning 27 June

Book your place via Eventbrite:
SEND Coffee Morning Tickets, Thu, Jun 27, 2024 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

Outreach SEND coffee morning 27 June

Time to Connect-
Autism Cafe: 18 May

Autism cafe

Autism Central: Parent/ carer wellbeing webinars 

Autism Central- Parent/ carer wellbeing webinars

Autism Central have launched a new webinar series called ‘Finding the Balance’ to support parents and carers of autistic people to learn more about looking after their own wellbeing.

To find out more and register to attend, follow the link here: Wellbeing resources for parents and carers | Autism Central

DHL UK: Child truck safety free training
programme for schools 

DHL UK- TACS programme


DHL UK is offering its free programme to schools to ensure pupils are aware of the hazard and safety around trucks and lorries.

Trucks and Child Safety (TACS) is a national road safety training programme is delivered free of charge and aims to teach children aged between 7 and 11 to be safe on the road by creating a greater awareness of larger vehicles and their associated dangers. 

Face to face demonstrations and classroom sessions are available, as well as a learning platform for young people to improve their safety awareness.

To find out more and register your school visit: TACS for Teachers - DHL UK Foundation

Yo! Wolves Active Membership 

Yo! Wolves active membership


Yo! Active is a two-year pilot of offering a diverse range of free physical activity to children and young people in Wolverhampton between 0-18 and under 25 for young people with a special educational need and disability and care leavers.

It includes an inclusive offer across all sessions and specialised activities for certain groups that have bespoke needs, such as girls, children/ young people who have a special educational need and/or disability.

Adults, 19 – 24 years who have a special educational need and disability can access a fully funded WV Active membership, which then continues to the concessionary funded scheme if eligible post 25.

All children, young people and adults who require support with accessing facilities are able to bring a carer for no additional charge.

To access the offer, WV Active account is required with a YO! Active membership.

To see more offers and activities visit  www.wvactive.com and www.yowolves.co.uk

Autistic girls network- transition tips

Autistic Girls Network: 
Secondary School transition tips


Transitioning to secondary school is an anxious time for pupils & their families.

The Autistic Girls Network offers its guidance and tips on creating a smoother, happier transition for your child.

View at: Some tips for a good transition from primary to secondary school for autistic pupils - Autistic Girls Network

KIDS wellbeing activities

KIDS Charity:
Wellbeing activities


KIDS charity are offering wellbeing activity virtual groups for young people aged 13 to 25 years. The activities give young people the opportunity to learn about wellbeing, try something new and meet new people.

Events include wellbeing drop ins, yoga class, film workshop, Zumba class, setting up your own youth group and how to advocate.

Find out more and book your place at: Our groups - Young People's Hub from KIDS

Nova Training

Nova Training


Nova training offers vocational training and courses to young people with EHCP's looking for a post 16 alternative to sixth form or college.

For more information visit: Nova Training | College Courses | Apprenticeships | Study Programme | High Needs | GCSE Resits | MOT Training

Same Difference Festival: 
Saturday 3 August

Same difference festival


Young people aged 11- 18 in Wolverhampton are invited to attend Same Difference Festival; an event showcasing local creative talent. Enjoy music from local bands, open mic, drop in creative arts and music workshops.

Get your 3 August free ticket at: Same Difference youth festival Tickets, Sat 3 Aug 2024 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

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 at:
Wolverhampton IASS Survey Jan - Dec 2024 - City of Wolverhampton Council - Citizen Space

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