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Preparing for adulthood

Help for young people with SEND to become independent

Growing up and getting ready for independence is exciting and fun.

But as there are many different paths you can choose, it can also be a confusing time.

To help 14 to 25 years olds with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), we have lots of advice on preparing for adulthood.

If you have SEND, you should start thinking about what you want to do as an adult when you are in school year 9 (age 13 or 14).

This is so you have enough time to look at all your options, and get ready for the changes that happen when you move from teen to adult.

We want you to have big dreams and ambitions. We’ll give you the help you need to become a happy and independent adult.