Preparing for change

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.

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See also  Education & Learning  under Schooling problems at the bottom of the page.            For an easy reading approach to supporting independence see Big bad world.

National Autistic SocietySchool class

The National Autistic Society website has many pages to help prepare for the big changes in a pupil’s life.     Click icon below to browse.

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Towards Independence

Ambitious logoClick icon to browse this well presented section about becoming more independent, with many topics and tips of
interest to young people on the autistic spectrum.            There are also Courses aimed at parents,  carers &
professionals available if you are prepared to travel as far as London.

Post-16 support

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

See also our Education News page about rights for 16 – 25 year olds, which are to be extended.

Outnumbered

The sitcom provides a humorous illustration of some of the issues involved in getting to grips with life at secondary school.           This 5 minute clip featuring Karen and the Headmistress shows a girl who is getting to grips with her new school.           It makes the point that she needs to accept her position as one of many pupils and go with the flow of things more – though it puts it in terms of rules.

Preparing for adulthood

The Preparing for Adulthood programme provides expertise and support to local authorities and their partners to embed preparing for adulthood from the earliest years.              The Preparing for Adulthood programme (PfA) is funded by the Department for Education as part of the delivery support for the SEN and disability reforms.              See website              See also:  What we do        Our vision        Resources  – there are many downloads, stories and videos.              Choose option then use search field to narrow lists down.            If there are difficulties with videos see their Youtube page.

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