Preparing for adulthood means preparing you for adult life. This usually happens between the ages of 14 and 25.
If you have an EHC Plan from the Year 9 review there will be discussion around Preparing for Adulthood
It is important that young people and your family are fully involved when making plans and decisions for this next stage in life so that you can reach your potential and achieve the best possible outcomes making sure you are able to live as independent as possible. You will be asked what you would like to do when you leave school.
There are four main areas that will be looked at when preparing for adulthood.
Education, employment or training This includes exploring different employment options, such as supported Internships and help from supported employment agencies.
Independent living This means you having a choice, control and freedom over your life and the support you need. There will be discussion around the skills you need to become as independent as possible including travel training, accommodation and living arrangements, including supported living.
Community involvement This includes participating in society, including having friends and supportive relationships, and participating in, and contributing to, the local community
Health This will include planning the move from children’s health services into adult health services where needed and how you will manage or be supported to manage your health as an adult to ensure they will be as healthy as possible in your adult life.
You can find further information on the preparing for adulthood website