Support for children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Preparing for Adulthood

Preparing to become an adult can mean different things to different people and for some can seem overwhelming. The boxes below provide information to help young people, parents and carers, to understand how to prepare, or help someone else prepare, for adulthood. You may also find this document helpful – Preparing for Adulthood from the Earliest Years.

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Lindsey Sloan is the SEND Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) Pathway Coordinator. Lindsey can be contacted on 01202 128190 or

Natalie Pycroft is the SEND TransitionTransitionTransition is the term used to describe the process of planning and preparation when children and young people change from one phase of education, health or social care to another. Navigator. Natalie can be contacted on 01202 126782 or

Useful Websites
Decision Making
Learning and Training
Your Health
Daily Living Skills
Staying Safe
Moving into Adult Services
Working and Getting a Job
Housing and where to live
Money and benefits
Care Leavers and Young Carers
Preparing for Adulthood Resources
YouTube Videos