DiAS Free Online Sessions

8th September 2022

Demystifying SEND
Tuesday 4th October 2022- 10.30-12.30
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Whether you are new to SEND or already on your journey. This session is aimed at parent/carers supporting their child with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)who would like to find out more about how SEND support should work.

The sessions are aimed at parents starting their journey or part way through. Helping parents to understand how they can access information and which services may be available for them, highlighting the graduated response and the terminology around send in schools. e.g. Universal, targeted, specialist services terminology, working with school in a plan do review type approach.

The sessions aim to signpost to information and service websites that are already out there and linked to the Devon Local offer webpage.

EHCP Review Myth-busting
Monday 10th October 2022- 10.30-12.30
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MYTH-BUSTING - breaking through some of the misconceptions around the Education, Health and Care Plan review processes.

Reviewing an EHC plan

As time goes on, things will change for your child. They will make progress and get older and their situation and goals will change. So, their EHC plan will need to change too. For this to happen the plan will need to be reviewed regularly – usually once every 12 months.

This is free a 2-hour on-line session for parent carers in preparation for the ECHP Review process in Devon. This session is aimed at parent carers of a child with an active EHCP is delivered by Devon Information Advice and Support service (DiAS).

Listening to your Child's Views
Tuesday 11th October 2022 10.30-12.30
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Helping your child to express themselves and tell you how they feel about life at school (and life in general) is important. It helps to make sure they get support that’s going to work for them.

There are lots of ways to help your child to talk about what school is like for them and what they would like to achieve and change.

Aspirations are hopes or ambitions for the future. They should be the starting point for SEN support and for all the plans made for a child or young person. Keeping aspirations at the centre of discussions between parents, children and professionals helps to create strong and effective support which makes a real difference.

The most effective support for children and young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) happens when their aspirations are linked to their needs, and then to outcomes and support (provision).

This short session aims to signpost and highlight pathways for supporting SEND children and their families to ensure the aspirations, needs and hoped for outcomes of their child and young person are being heard and used effectively.

This is a two-hour free online session with the opportunity for questions at the end.