See also Education & Learning under Schooling problems at the bottom of the page.
The National Autistic Society website has many pages to help prepare for the big changes in a pupil’s life. Click icon to browse.
There were changes in 2014. Click icon for an easy reading leaflet about the changes. See also April 2015 update about rights for 16 – 25 year olds, which have been extended.
For a few life skills college courses see College and University.
Aged 16 – 25?
Ambitious about Autism website has a section aimed at young adults preparing to make their way in the world. They say, “We are a group of 16-25 year-olds with autism and we want to share what we’ve learned about dealing with the every-day challenges our autism can bring.” Click icon to browse.
Preparing for adulthood
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.
The Preparing for Adulthood programme (PfA) provides expertise and support to local authorities and their partners to embed preparing for adulthood from the earliest years. It is part of the delivery support for the SEN and disability reforms. See: website What we do Resources See their Youtube page for videos.
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.
For an more about developing independence click icon.
Please be aware that we, at GAIN, are not qualified to give advice. See disclaimer.