IASS June 2024 E- Bulletin

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Welcome to our
June 2024 E- Bulletin




IASS training webinar

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

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Help us plan our parent workshops


IASS delivers workshops for parents and carers throughout the year which relate to special educational needs and disability.

These include sessions to help you understand more about the law in relation to SEND and Wolverhampton’s local processes. We have received positive feedback from parents and carers who have attended the sessions this year expressing that they have found the sessions helpful and informative.

For the next academic year (September '24) we would like to know what sessions you would like, when and where.

So that we can plan our events to meet your needs please complete our short survey. Please submit your response by 28 June at the latest.

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

young carers

Wolverhampton young
carers support 


Wolverhampton young carers can now get support at their local Family Hub.

The Carer Support Team is offering weekly surgeries to give young carers and their families information and advice about the help available to them as they carry out their vitally important caring role.

This is available at Low Hill Family Hub from 3 to 5pm on Tuesdays and Graiseley Family Hub from 3 to 4.30pm on Fridays.

SEND support family hubs


Wolverhampton family hubs is offering SEND Support through workshops, coffee morning and drop in sessions throughout May and June.

Events include understanding autism, behaviours and advice and support on a 1:1 basis.

Book your place at: Wolverhampton Outreach Service Events - 8 Upcoming Activities and Tickets | Eventbrite

Autism West Midlands 

AFRID Eating Disorder webinar: 10 June

AFRID- 10 June webinar Autism west midlands

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

The Witherslack Group: 
Free training webinars

ADHD webinar 12.06.2024 Witherslack

ADHD: Managing Attachment & Behaviour-

Wednesday 12 June at 10:00am 

Book at: ADHD: Managing Attachment & Behaviour - Witherslack Group


Join Witherslack Group's 12 June webinar on 'ADHD: Managing Attachment and Behaviour'.

Explore attachment, relationships and their impact on a child's behaviour and self regulation. Discover strategies to support children who may be presenting with difficulties around separation from their parents and carers.



Witherslack - Communication difficulties 19.06.2024

Strategies To Support Pupils With Communication Difficulties-

Wednesday 19 June at 10:00am

Book at: Strategies To Support Pupils With Communication Difficulties - Witherslack Group

Education professionals are invited to join The Witherslack Group's 19 June webinar on 'Strategies to support pupils with communication difficulties'.

Understand the impact of speech, language and communication needs in the classroom, learn to implement practical steps to help learners and identify activities that can be incorporated in the classroom to promote the skills at whole class, target group and individual level.



witherslack- understanding PDA 26.06.2024

Understanding PDA-

Wednesday 26 June at 10:00am 

Book at: Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) - Witherslack Group

Join The Witherslack Group's 26 June webinar 'Understanding PDA'.

Discover the defining characteristics and challenges, learn a number of approaches and gain take away strategies to support your child.



Witherslack- 10.07.2024 virtual conference

Summer virtual conference:
'Nurturing Your Child's Behaviour & Wellbeing'- 

Thursday 10 July 2024 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Book at:  https://www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/resources/virtual-sen-conference-nurturing-your-childs-behaviour-and-wellbeing/

The Witherslack Group welcomes parents and carers to their 10 July Summer Virtual Conference "Nurturing Your Child's Behaviour & Wellbeing".

Professionals from the ADHD Foundation, Witherslack Group Clinical Services Team, and an autism expert will explore youth mental health, give you insight into understanding behaviour as communication, preparing for the holidays with neurodivergent friendly days out, plus routines and strategies to improve children's sleep. 

Contact 1:1 support

1:1 support for Midlands parents caring for a child with autism


As part of its Autism Central work Contact is offering individual telephone sessions for you to talk through any concerns you have about autism and your child.

Book a 30-minute call at: Autism Hub Midlands - 1 to1 support (contact.org.uk)

Autism Show 21-22 June 2024

The Autism Show: 
Birmingham 21- 22 June


The Autism Show coming to Birmingham on 21 and 22 June; an event with over 100 hours of tailored talks, clinics, and workshops.

Explore hundreds of specialist products and services designed to make a difference.

Discover all that is on offer and book your tickets at: Home - Autism Show Birmingham

Young Minds: Coping with change

young minds- transition

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

DHL UK- TACS programme

DHL UK: Child truck safety - free training programme for schools 


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

Bus stop

School transport in England:

your views needed


Contact for families with disabled children need your views on school transport.

School transport can be a huge issue for the families. If you have a disabled child aged 11-16, live in England and have been refused school transport because you live within three miles of school and you are expected to accompany them, please take this short survey.

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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