Leaflets and resources

We provide informationadvice and support to parents, carers, children and young people in relation to Special Educational Needs and Disability.

This includes:

  • leaflets to guide you through Special Educational Needs
  • guidance on Person centred planning and reviews
  • videos about real SENDIASS journeys

Still have a question? You can talk to us confidentially for impartial information, advice and support.

Call our helpline on 01473 265210 or email sendiass@suffolk.gov.uk.

Some of your questions may be answered in our leaflets you can download below. 

Links to further information:

Making Sense of Sensory Behaviour recommended by an Occupational Therapist.

Department for Education guidance for supporting pupils with medical conditions in school

Page 28 has a flowchart on how an Individual Health Plan (IHP) should be put together and page 23 which explains unacceptable practice.  

Equality Act Guidance: Includes lots of examples which parents often find useful (these are in the coloured boxes throughout the document).

Chapter 6 (page 75) explains the Reasonable Adjustments Duty with many examples.

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The Suffolk SEND Strategy highlights the importance of a ‘Person Centred’ approach and we have produced some information and guidance around planning for Person Centred Reviews...

Person Centred Reviews

Top Tips - for professionals who support children and young people to participate in their Education, Health and Care plan (by the Council for Disabled Children)

Useful links:



Films produced by Independent Support (with input from the Department for Education)

Both films below help explain the EHCP process and the Person Centred Connection.


Cannot see the film? Watch what is a EHCP and who is it for on Council for Disabled Children.

Cannot see the film? Watch The EHCP and The Person Centred Connection Council for Disabled Children.


SENDIASS journeys

Short videos of Suffolk parents talking about how SENDIASS helped with concerns and questions around their children's education.


Michaela's SENDIASS journey


Caroline's SENDIASS journey


Natalie's SENDIASS journey


Caroline's SENDIASS journey


Mandy's story

Read Mandy's story, parent to two children with Autism related sensory needs and the family's journey to discover therapies to help.


Your experiences

Have something to share with other parents? Please get in touch we would love to hear from you at sendiass@suffolk.gov.uk.