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Transitions Guide - Young adults (age 19 to 25)

Being supported towards greater independence and employability can be life-transforming for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This preparation for adulthood should happen from their earliest years and no later than by Year 9 (age 13 or 14). Because the transition to adulthood can be more challenging for young people with SEND, some support may be available to them up to the age of 25.

This article covers the support that may be available in the following areas:

  • Education and training
  • Transport and travel
  • Employment

Education and Training

Higher Education

Help with daily living and personal care at university is normally funded by adult social care.

There is more information about support for university students with special education needs and disabilities on the following advice page: Support at University.

Transport and travel

Sheffield City Council does not fund Travel Support for 19-25-year-olds. If your child is aged 19-25 years and has an EHC plan, arrangements will be made for the college or other education provider to support their travel where appropriate. Independent Travel Training is an option that parents/carers may want to consider. If you require clarification, please contact the education provider they are planning to attend.

Employment

Employment

There is information about employment support on the following advice page: Finding and keeping a job.

From the rest of the 14 to 19 Transitions Guides

You can find advice for other stages in transition on the following advice pages, which include specific advice on the topics listed:

Preparing for Transition in Year 9 (age 13 to 14)

  • Education
  • Health

Preparing for Transition in Year 10 (age 14 to 15)

  • Education
  • Transport

Preparing for Transition in Year 11 (age 15 to 16)

  • Education
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Legal Matters
  • Finance and Benefits

Transition in Years 12 and 13 (age 17 to 19)

  • Education and training
  • Health
  • Social Care
  • Finance and Benefits
Last Updated: 18/11/2019
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