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York Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) is available for:

  • parents
  • carers
  • children
  • young people (up to the age of 25)

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York SENDIASS provides free special educational needs and disabilities support:

  • over the telephone
  • during home visits
  • through SEN and disability support meetings

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How our SENDIASS service can help

Through the SENDIASS service, we can:

  • listen to your concerns
  • help you understand educational support in schools, colleges and other educational settings
  • give advice and support in relation to a 'My Support Plan' and 'Education Health Care Assessments', which may include attending meetings and future reviews
  • explain the law and your rights
  • give advice and support to promote involvement of parents, carers, children and young people in all decisions about outcomes in schools and educational settings
  • help open up positive dialogue between parents, carers, young people, schools, local authority (LA), health and voluntary bodies
  • help you when things go wrong
  • resolve disagreements between parents, young people, schools, or the LA
  • put families in touch with support groups
  • advise and support children and young people to participate fully in decisions about their desired outcomes
  • help promote independence and self advocacy for children, young people and their parents
  • provide specialist individual support to parents, carers, children and young people who are involved in Education, Health and Care (EHC) Assessments

Also see


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA