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IAS is Manchester’s Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

They have gone through a number of name changes over the years and some of us may be used to calling them Parent Partnership or IASM or SENDIASS. They are now officially called IAS Manchester (IASM).

They can provide:

– Information on school admissions and appeals
– Information on school exclusion
– Information on disability discrimination
– Support meetings in relation to SEN and disability issues
– Advocacy in meetings
– Informal disagreement resolution and mediation between parents, schools and the Local Authority
– Information on formal disagreement resolution and mediation services
– Information on other avenues of support to the voluntary and community sector
– Information on Health and Social care and the SEND Local Offer
– Help to make parents’ voices heard to influence change and development of services

You can also find information about them at: www.iasmanchester.org

Below are some events and articles relating to Information, Advice and Support Manchester:

Q&A from the July Virtual Local Offer Drop-in

We asked participating organisations/teams in the last Virtual SEND Local Offer Drop-in to collate questions that parents asked them so we can share the information to more parents & carers. Below are the questions that parents asked at the July SEND Drop-in (click or

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

This virtual drop-in is happening in place of the monthly SEND Early Help Local Offer Drop-ins that normally happen on a rotating basis across the city. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the drop-ins will be done virtually until further notice. This virtual drop-in is

Information, Advice and Support Manchester’s (IASM) Working Practice

Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM) wants to find out if their new way of working during the coronavirus pandemic is suitable to families. Please answer the quick survey below (2 minutes) to help improve our local SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and/or Disability IAS Service).

By |2020-09-04T15:37:19+01:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing, Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

New IASM Website

IASM, which is Manchester’s independent Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), has recently launched their new website. Their independent website has been co-produced with parents and carers, including consultations prior to start of development and a demo/review before

By |2020-08-11T17:22:11+01:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , |

SEND Local Offer Drop-in @ Central Manchester

Join us and various SEND organisations & service providers at this month's SEND Early Help Local Offer coffee morning, which will be held at the Moss Side Millenium Powerhouse, from 10am - 12pm on Wednesday, 8 July. It's an excellent opportunity to chat with or

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

In place of the July SEND Drop-in, which has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, we have decided to run a Virtual Drop-in from 10am-12pm on the same day. This is for the benefit of parents and carers of children or young people with

Q&A from the June Virtual Local Offer Drop-in

We asked participating organisations/teams in last month's Virtual SEND Local Offer Drop-in to collate questions that parents asked them so we can share the information to more parents & carers.Below are the questions that parents asked at the June SEND Drop-in (click or tap a

“Reasonable Endeavours” EHCP Law Change to End July 31

Last Monday, we learned of the unfortunate news that the change in the law for Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) in England has been extended by the Department for Education (DfE) until end of 31st July 2020. The changes mean that education and health

By |2020-07-02T18:32:47+01:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

SEND Local Offer Drop-in @ South Manchester

Join us and various SEND organisations & service providers at this month's SEND Early Help Local Offer coffee morning, which will be held at Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, from 10am - 12pm on Wednesday, 24 June. It's an excellent opportunity to chat with or learn

Virtual SEND Parent Drop-in

In place of the June SEND Drop-in, which has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, we have decided to run a Virtual Drop-in from 10am-12pm on the same day. This is for the benefit of parents and carers of children or young people with