Wolves IASS

Wolves IASS

A service for parents, carers, children and young people.

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.

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Feature Friday! We want to celebrate the organisations that are available to the young people of our wonderful city!

Nova training offers vocational training and courses to young people with EHCP's looking for a post 16 alternative to sixth form or college.

For more information visit: https://novatraining.co.uk/


Visit the Hippodrome Theatre Birmingham for a number of relaxed performances to allow people of all ages to enjoy the magic of theatre.

There is a reduced audience capacity and visitors are welcome to walk in and out of the auditorium as they please and make noise throughout. Certain aspects of staging are also adapted to suit the audience. A calm space is also provided, with beanbags, sensory toys and bubble lights.

Upcoming performances include Aladdin, The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Cinderella and Joseph. Bookings can be made online or call the access line 0121 689 1060. Find out more at: https://www.birminghamhippodrome.com/plan-your-visit/access/relaxed-performances/


On Sunday 2 June, Cineworld Cinema in Bentley Bridge Wednesfield will be hosting an Autism Friendly screening at 11:00am of ‘The Garfield Movie’.

During the film lighting will be kept on during the screening, volume levels will be reduced and there will be no advertisements or trailers. Seating will not be allocated. Customers are allowed to bring in their own food.

Book your tickets: https://www.cineworld.co.uk/films/autism-friendly-screening-the-garfield-movie/ho00011402 #/buy-tickets-by-film?in-cinema=025&at=2024-06-02&for-movie=ho00011402&view-mode=list


Is your child or teen registered blind or visually impaired and wishing to meet others within their community?

The Royal Society for Blind Children has a huge range of events activities to get involved with including audiobook club, cook along sessions, sensory stories, sisterhood and creative workshops.

To discover their calendar of events and register your interest visit: https://www.rsbc.org.uk/calendar-of-activities/


Wolverhampton IASS is always keen to ensure the support we offer to parents and young people is beneficial to their needs and helps to shape a positive future.

If you have previously or are currently receiving support from an IASS Caseworker, we would be extremely grateful if you could spare a few minutes to complete our latest IASS evaluation survey: https://consultation.wolverhampton.gov.uk/iass/iass-training-survey/


Feature Friday! We want to celebrate the events that are available to the SEND families of our wonderful city!

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

Come and explore hundreds of specialist products and services designed to make a difference: https://birmingham.autismshow.co.uk/


Parents are invited to join ERIC; the children's bowel and bladder Chairty to discuss the toileting problems children experience, and how you can manage and overcome them.

The session takes place on 23 May 7:00pm and will discuss how to tackle common bowel and bladder problems such as constipation, soiling and wetting accidents and bedwetting.

Book at: https://eric.org.uk/talking-about-wee-and-poo/


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.


The Witherslack Group welcomes professionals working with SEND pupils to their 22 May free webinar on 'Social Inclusion for the autistic learner'.

The event will explore how to create a supporting and accepting classroom environment that recognises and values autistic children's unique abilities and contributions, making learning accessible and inclusive for all.

Register at: https://www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/resources/supporting-social-inclusion-for-the-autistic-learner/


Feature Friday! We want to celebrate the organisations that are available to the SEND families of our wonderful city!

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: https://autismwestmidlands.org.uk/events/a-parents-guide-to-understanding-complex-feeding-challenges-in-autistic-children/


We’re proud to support the Mental Health Foundation this Mental Health Awareness Week from 13 to 19 May. Join in and help to create a world with good mental health for all.

Moving our bodies is important for our mental health. Yet research by the Mental Health Foundation shows that more than a third of UK adults find it challenging to find the time for movement. Find out what's stopping us from moving more, and what can help:



Feature Friday! We want to celebrate the organisations that are available to the SEND families of our wonderful city!

Join the Time to Connect Autism Cafe on 18 May, taking place at Vanilla Coffee Shop, Tettenhall, WV6 8EJ.

Available to all autistic children, young people and their families in Wolverhampton to meet other families and offer peer support.


Parents and carers are invited to join The Witherslack Group on 14 May for their free webinar 'Nurturing Mental wellness for you and your child'.

Discover how mindfulness can enhance your parenting journey through regulating your own nervous system, promoting resilience, and deepening your connection with your child.

Book your place at: https://www.witherslackgroup.co.uk/resources/mindful-parenting-nurturing-mental-wellness-for-you-and-your-child/?utm_campaign=Nurturing%20mental%20wellness%20for%20you%20and%20your%20child&utm_content=290549077&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-540772830


IASS has been asked on behalf of a family to share news of their next upcoming friendship group meeting for adults with Cerebral Palsy and similar disabilities.

Next event takes place 10 May 12:00pm at The Hub, Ashmore Park. Contact Jo on 07707851178 for further information.


Join Autism West Midlands for their summer 2024 free six week training programme ‘Rising to the challenge’. Available to parents/ carers who want to develop their understanding of Autism and how to support their child.

Topics include understanding Autism, communication, the social world, sensory differences, anxiety, happiness and wellbeing.

To find out more and book your place visit: https://autismwestmidlands.org.uk/events/rising-to-the-challenge-series-of-6-webinars/

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