Transitions can be met with mixed emotions for families of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability. There can be excitement at the thought of new prospects, advanced curriculums, new premises, new friends and new experiences, but we also know that this can be one of the most anxious, challenging and vulnerable times for students who have additional support at school. We hope some of these articles can help.
Changing school and preparing to start higher or further education can be challenging. But, there are processes and frameworks in place to help make the change smoother for you. In this section, we have gathered resources and links to organisations who can help you to navigate the change with confidence
As you get older, you may want to begin living life more independently. That doesn't mean that you’ll have to give up help from family, friends and organisations, 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. Independence looks different for everyone, and it's important to plan ahead to let you live your life with confidence and the support needed to succeed.