News

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  • Information Advice and Support Services are evolving

    • November 1, 2018
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    Every local authority in England has an Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS). These services give support around special educational needs and disability for children, young people and parents in…

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  • Highlights from the last year at DIAS

    • October 24, 2018
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    Every year at about this time we publish a report which explains our work, tells people about the support we’ve given parents and young people and highlights how our service…

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  • Better Outcomes from meetings training for parents

    • October 8, 2018
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    Our free interactive training session for parents is running again in November at Exeter’s Parent Carer Café! It’s hosted by Exeter Parent Carer Network. If you have a child or…

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  • Helping parents and carers share their views

    • September 26, 2018
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    New DIAS information aims to help parents and carers share their views with professionals and get those views into the heart of any discussions. Aimed at any parent, carer or…

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  • Volunteer opportunities and training, Autumn 2018

    • September 7, 2018
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    DIAS has a team of dedicated volunteers from across Devon who use their skills and experience to give support in all sorts of ways. We’re always on the look out…

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  • New meetings training for parents, Exeter

    • September 6, 2018
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    Friday 14th September 2018 10.00– 12.00 Exeter Steiner Academy Cowley Bridge Road, EX4 5AD If you have a child or young person with special educational needs or a disability, and…

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  • Getting your child’s voice heard!

    • July 31, 2018
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    New DIAS information aims to help parents and carers support their children to express their views, and to get those views into the heart of any discussions. Aimed at supporting…

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  • DIAS launches new termly newsletter

    • July 25, 2018
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    This month saw the launch of a new format DIAS newsletter, aimed at parents and carers. The newsletter is published once a term and features the latest news and events…

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  • Changes to EHC plan appeals

    • July 10, 2018
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    A new DIAS factsheet about recent changes to appeals for Education Health and Care (EHC) plans has been published this week. Aimed at parents and carers, the factsheet looks at…

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  • The Independent Support Programme

    • June 28, 2018
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    Over the last few years lots of parents and carers in Devon have had their child or young person’s statement transferred to an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan. Many…

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