SENDIASS

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services offer information, advice and support for parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This service is also offered directly to young people.

The service is free, impartial and confidential.

KIDS SENDIASS have developed resources providing information and advice for parents, carers, professionals and young people.

It is a legal requirement that all local authorities have a SENDIAS service and KIDS provide a number of these services across the country. Each KIDS SENDIAS service has a local page with their contact details, local information and local resources.

Find your local SENDIASS service here

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My SENDIASS for young people aged 16 - 25 with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. 

Find out more about the SENDIAS minimum standards and our policies

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The move from childhood to adulthood can be a stressful time of change for all young people and their families. Young people may have lots of questions about who they will become as adults and how they will achieve their goals and aspirations. This period of time can be even more stressful if you have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

Preparing for adulthood means:

  • Higher education and/or employment – this includes exploring different employment options, such as support for becoming self-employed and help from supported employment agencies.
  • Independent living – this means young people having choice, control and freedom over their lives and the support they have, their accommodation and living arrangements, including supported living.
  • Participating in society - including having friends and supportive relationships, and participating in, and contributing to, the local community.
  • Maintaining good health in adult life

Read the full preparing for adulthood with SEN guide here


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