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News and events in Suffolk from the Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice Support Service in Suffolk.

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Become a SEND Parent Champion!

We are offering a short course in the spring of 2018 and invite you to register your interest if you’d like to make a difference in the community, positively supporting other parents of children with additional needs. 

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24 January, 18:00 - 20:00, Treehouse Children's Centre Ipswich

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Register your interest in any future sessions by emailing us:

EHCP explore workshop

31 January, 12:30 - 15:00  Stowmarket Community Centre

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Information sessions

We offer free information sessions for parents and carers interested in finding out more about:

Making Meetings Matter - practical strategies to support positive communication when working with schools and the local authority. This includes how best to prepare for meetings and feel confident in exploring and agreeing a positive plan forward for your child.

Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support in schools and other settings. This will increase your understanding of the system of school support for children with special educational needs and disabilities and also children with medical needs. We look at the Education, Health and Care needs assessment process and also how SEN support is funded.

Empowering your child who find it hard to talk about their difficulties in school. The session explores practical ideas and language to help your children begin to find ways of asking for help in school.

If you are a group of parents, we could come to you to deliver a workshop where you meet. Or if you know some parents who might like to get together for a workshop we could explore a place and time to suit.

We will do our best to fit around your needs and are always interested in any ideas you may have for other information sessions or practical workshops.

2017 Parent conference - 'SEND Moving Forward'

Thank you so much to all the parents and carers who came along to our conference, we really value meeting you all and hearing your views. We will collate feedback and answer your questions as soon as possible.

To view parent questions & comments plus the speaker presentations go to our feedback page.

Contact us for further information on 01473 265210 or emailing