What services, external agencies or support groups are available for parents?
There are many support groups for parents of children with special needs available locally and a full directory can be accessed via the Solihull Family Information Service.
Tel: 0800 389 8667
Support groups that our parents have found particularly useful include:
SENDIAS (Special Educational Needs and Disability, Information, Advice and Support Service)
- Information, advice and support to children and young people up to the age of 25 with SEND
- Provide information, advice and support to the parents of children and young people up to the age of 25 with SEND
- impartial advice about matters relating to special educational needs or disabilities, including
- support to parents and children and young people with SEND in participating in decisions made about the child/young person’s education, health and social care
Address: 11-13 Land Lane, Marston Green, Solihull, B37 7DE
Phone: 0121 516 5173
SASSI (Solihull Autistic Spectrum Support and Information)
The group provides an opportunity to talk to parents in the same situation and talk informally to a variety of professionals. The group have monthly meetings locally on a range of subjects suggested by parents.
S.P.A.C.E (Support for Parents and Autistic Children Everywhere)
The group offers a 24hr helpline for advice and support, activities including soft play and a sensory centre. A holiday play scheme is also available.
The group provides information and support to families of children with Dyspraxia.
Dyslexia Information Centre
This centre offers books, guides and equipment for children and young adults with Dyslexia.
Face 2 Face
This scheme offers parents a chance to connect with other parents of disabled children for emotional and practical support.
Autism West Midlands
Autism Education Trust