The IRIS project is designed to support the families of individuals with special education needs and disabilities up to the age of 25. We recognise that many young people may feel left out if all information is directed at their parents. So, we have created a Young People’s Zone, where you will be able to find news, activities, events and information to support your own needs.



Independent Living

Living independently means having the right support to do things when and how you want, leading to greater choice and control in directing your own life. As you get older, you will need to begin living life more independently. That doesn't mean that you will have to give up help from family, friends and organisations, but rather, being able to make decision about your life and how you live it. independence will look different for everyone, but it's important to plan ahead to make sure everything is in place to let you live your life with confidence and the support needed to succeed. Working toward independence can involve making changes to many parts of your life, and theses changes will need to happen gradually, maybe over a number of years, to make sure you have everything you need to stay healthy and happy. Below you will find information and resources to help you to find your way through life.


Resources to help ith changing schools or moving from pediatric care to adult care

Entertainment, Hobbies and Interests

Music, TV, films, sports. we want to talk about your interests and hobbies. If there's something missing, let us know!

Education, Training & Apprenticeships

Information and resources about education, training and apprenticeships in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

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