Preparing for change

For a few life skills college courses see College and University.        If things are not working out at a mainstream school, have a look at:  Alternative education.

Preparing for adulthood

Contact has a series of pages about preparing for adulthood.      Click Icon on the  right to  browse.

Here is the Moving on and preparing for adulthood booklet co-produced by Lincolnshire County Council and the Pelican Trust.
It is part of the Promoting Independence Project in response to requests for information from young people with SEND and Parent / Carers.      Click icon on the left to browse.       See also:  Easy reading outline.

Dealing with change

The National Autistic Society website has a guide to preparing for big changes in life.       Click icon to browse.

Options at age 16

Contact, the family support charity, has produced an introduction to the support and options for education beyond 16.         Click icon to view.        See also:  the facts         handy FAQs

Support up to age 25

There were changes in 2014.        Click icon for an easy reading leaflet about the changes.

Circles of support

Circles of support offers support during a transitional time in the focus person’s life such as a change of school or moving on; by using the support of friends, family, support networks, paid professionals and staff.       A Lincolnshire service.      Click page icon for more information or leaflet preview.

Grades are not everything

A Masters degree graduate feels that her difficulties with social skills was overlooked at school because her grades were good.      Click icon to see what she has to say.

School years

Which school year is which?       Here is a table of school years and ages.


For an more about developing independence click icon.