Preparing for change

Towards Independence

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

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.

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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.

NAS small iconNational Autistic Society

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

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.

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.

Post-16 support

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.

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.

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GAIN logo - thumbnailPlease be aware that we, at GAIN, are not qualified to give advice.              See disclaimer.