There are three parts to what we do:
The information, advice and support service for young people and parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities. Ask Us are available via the helpline, or by email and can offer help on a wide range of issues.
You can contact Ask Us if you are the parent of a child with SEND, or if you are a young person up to the age of 25 looking for answers.
IRIS focuses on the Local Offer – activities, groups, clubs and organisations in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire that children and young people with additional needs can enjoy.
We deliver the information in three ways; a quarterly magazine, monthly e-newsletter and our website.
The IRIS magazine is available in print or email format. This is delivered every 3 months and is currently read by over 1000 people!
Each month we send out an e-newsletter, which is filled with the latest news and information about local groups and things to do. We also use this to keep you up to date with any IRIS changes.
Sign up to receive the magazine and newsletter here.
Our website is a hub for Ask Us and IRIS, it contains information, resources, news and articles to keep you informed and up-to-date.
We have now introduced the Young People’s Zone, this is an area for 16-25 year olds to find interesting articles and information about a range of topics, including entertainment, education, finding work and living independently.
The Children’s Disability Register is a database of children and young people with disabilities up to the age of 25 who live in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire, or who have their home base here. you can add your child to the register here.
Ask Us Nottinghamshire can offer support around education issues to SEND young people aged 16-25 and parents of younger children with special educational needs and disabilities.
The IRIS Project is a one-stop shop offering information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities based in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.