Impartial information, advice and support on matters relating to a child or young person’s special educational needs or disability from birth to 25 years

Weekly E-Bulletin 230 week
ending 17.03.2017 

A round up of the week’s news and information from the Information, Advice and Support Service and our local parent/carer forum Voice4Parents Wolverhampton.  

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Education Health and Care plans - parent/carer workshop

All you need to know about Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans, the EHC needs assessment process and what outcomes may look like for your child. 
This workshop will be particularly helpful if your child is currently going through the EHC needs assessment process or has a statement of special educational needs.

Booking is essential as places are limited. Please email your details to to book a place. 
Building the Right Support, Transforming Care Together - National Conference

Tuesday 28th March 
Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road WV1 4QR
10.00am - 4.00pm

Click here for details of this national conference organised by INCLUDE ME TOO.
Supporting siblings whose brothers or sisters have autism 

The Options Group is a national provider of support and education for children, young people and adults with autism.  The group has produced a help sheet about supporting siblings whose brothers or sisters have autism.  Read the help sheet
World Autism Awareness week 27th March to 2nd April 

Read the Autism West Midlands March newsletter to find out about events happening in the region.
Seeking parental views on Special Educational Needs and Disability in Wolverhampton

Voice4Parents is Wolverhampton’s parent/carer forum.  We are a group of parents whose children have a range of additional needs. We work closely with the Information, Advice and Support Service to gather the views of parents and carers to try and improve services in Wolverhampton.

We work with decision makers across education, health and social care to make sure that services meet the needs of local families.  In order to do this, we need to know what works well and what doesn’t.  We collect feedback in a number of ways but we have complied a survey to try and gather views and experiences.  The return can be anonymous but we really would encourage you to take a few minutes to complete it.  Your views and experiences are really important. 
Wolverhampton is preparing for an inspection on how well it is implementing the new legislation on special educational needs and disability.  The inspectors will want to hear from parents and carers.  This is one way that we can ensure your experiences are shared.
You can complete the survey here.

Your views are important to us!    

Please take a few moments to complete our short survey if we have helped you, it should take you no longer than 5 minutes, thank you.

Professionals - your feedback is import to us too.  Please complete a short survey, it should take no longer than 5 minutes, thank you.

To read feedback that has been left already, please visit our website.
Voice4Parents wants to know that the services and information provided through Wolverhampton’s Local Offer for Special Educational Needs and Disability reflects the needs of parents, carers and young people.   Let us know so we can make it better for you.

How can you help to improved services in Wolverhampton? - The answer is, very easily!  Just complete a survey designed by Voice4 Parents to gather the views of parents and carers to try and improve services in Wolverhampton.
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