In September 2014 the law changed around the way disabled children and young people, and those with special educational needs (SEN), get the support they need.
It means that professionals from different services have to work more closely together to give you the support you need. It means you have more say over what support and services are offered in your local area, and more help is available for you as you prepare for adulthood.
Some of the biggest changes you now see include:
a bigger focus on your aspirations for the future and the support you will need to achieve your goals
statements of special educational needs and Learning Difficulty Assessments have been replaced by Education, Health and Care plans
your local authority consulting children and young people about the services it is offering
you being more involved in making decisions about how you are supported
having more information, advice and support to understand your options as you move into adulthood.