The move from childhood to adulthood can be a stressful time of change for all young people and their families. Young people may have lots of questions about who they will become as adults and how they will achieve their goals and aspirations. This period of time can be even more stressful if you have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

Preparing for adulthood means:

  • Higher education and/or employment – this includes exploring different employment options, such as support for becoming self-employed and help from supported employment agencies.
  • Independent living – this means young people having choice, control and freedom over their lives and the support they have, their accommodation and living arrangements, including supported living.
  • Participating in society - including having friends and supportive relationships, and participating in, and contributing to, the local community.
  • Maintaining good health in adult life

Read the full preparing for adulthood with SEN guide here