Are you aged 0-25? Are you disabled or do you have special educational needs or additional needs? SEND IASS can help you if you need advice about:
SEND Information Advice and Support Service provides impartial (this means we do not take sides) and confidential (we will not speak to anyone without asking you first) information, advice and support for children and young people up to age 25 around issues relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
You can find out about what to expect from SEND IASS by looking through these pages or, if you prefer, checking out the national site
Eloise Heneghan, one of our friendly staff members, is dedicated to working alongside children and young people to help them to become involved in helping to make decisions about the support available to them. If you have a question about anything around your support, why not ask? You can contact by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone 024 7669 4307, or via our Twitter or Facebook pages.
Thanks to some input from some young people at Hereward College on some leaflets produced around the country, we've also created some leaflets to explain some areas of support for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities:
The CHYP Shop (https://www.thechypshop.co.uk/) has been developed by SENDIASS and students from Hereward College,and is a website for Children and Young People with SEND needs to interact with peers about SEND issues and voice their needs and opinions about the SEND offer in Coventry and the Local Area. The website promotes IASS’ Young Investigators programme which engages young people in the community to rate local activities. The website also promotes the AmbasSENDors programmes, which operates at three schools and one college in Coventry to ‘promote a supportive community hub where friendships are formed, confidence and life skills are developed and peer support models are key’. The programme ‘AmbasSENDors’ are students with additional needs from around the city whose aims are to ‘advise, challenge and support the Local and National Government’ and ‘enable young people with SEND to have their voice heard, to feel safe and engaged in their community and to raise awareness of disability with an aspiration of having a community which is equal to all.