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SEND 14-25 Approaching Adulthood

The term ‘Transition’ is often used to describe the period from Year 9 (14 years old) to when a child becomes an adult at age 18 and as they develop through young adulthood to 25. This period can be a difficult one for any young person and their family, but is especially so for young people with disabilities due to the changes in services and support that is available for adults. Some young people may not be eligible for support from Adult Social Care, Health & Housing (ASCHH), and this will also require planning.  In cases such as these, the young person may be referred on to Voluntary Sector organisations in order to access other forms of support.


It is important to start thinking about the future and gathering information on the options available to young people and their family/ carers.   If a young person has Autism, a learning and/ or physical disability and a statement of SEN or EHCP (Education, Health & Care Plan) is in place, they should be picked up automatically at transition stage, either through school, or the professionals involved in their care.   If you have any questions or concerns relating to the transition process you should speak to the professionals you are currently working with (i.e. SENCO, Family Support Workers) or contact the Approaching Adulthood Team on 01344 354466 or email:

Visit Bracknell Forest's Adult Services 'Help Yourself' Community Map for further social & leisure information for those age 18yrs + 


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