FREE fact sheets
Please note: these fact sheets contain helpful information for parents but may not be up to date in some areas due to the recent changes in SEN law.
The Planning for Life After 16 factsheets provide information for parents of young people with speech and language impairments in their teens and twenties.
This series of factsheets is designed to help you navigate a smooth path through your son or daughter’s teenage years and into adulthood.
At first glance, the outlook for young people with significant speech and language impairments can appear quite depressing. Parents are often shocked to discover that:
- There is no exact equivalent to replace statements, which are discontinued when young people leave school, most commonly at 16.
- There are no services specifically for adults with speech and language impairments – even local speech and language therapy services rarely cater for them.
- There is little awareness that speech and language impairments can affect adults, or any understanding of their impact.
But all is not lost. As ever, forewarned is forearmed, and you can help your son or daughter most by finding out in good time what your options are and how to make the Transition process work for you. These factsheets will help you do that.
Education - a general introduction (293.3 KiB, 963 hits)
Education - colleges (276.0 KiB, 632 hits)
Education - special needs support in colleges (298.7 KiB, 674 hits)
Education - disability discrimination (283.3 KiB, 556 hits)
Education - sources of further information (290.2 KiB, 583 hits)
Education - schools (270.0 KiB, 538 hits)
Education - making the school SEN system work for you (271.5 KiB, 621 hits)
Education - higher education (282.2 KiB, 559 hits)
Higher Education - the Disabled Students' Allowance (271.0 KiB, 600 hits)
Higher Education - sources of further information (318.0 KiB, 514 hits)
The transition process (187.5 KiB, 623 hits)
The Connexions service (379.7 KiB, 705 hits)
Section 139a Assessments (273.2 KiB, 780 hits)
Social Services (279.5 KiB, 519 hits)
Social Services - sources of further information (310.4 KiB, 544 hits)
Social Services - Community Care Assessments (273.2 KiB, 537 hits)
Social Services - Carers' Assessments (173.0 KiB, 604 hits)
Housing - General Information (185.5 KiB, 543 hits)
Supported Housing (201.6 KiB, 556 hits)
Making Friends and Maintaining Friendships (197.5 KiB, 788 hits)
Social and Leisure Activities - general guidance (179.7 KiB, 781 hits)
Social and leisure activities- listings and links (205.3 KiB, 791 hits)
Personal Safety (185.4 KiB, 708 hits)
Internet Safety (175.9 KiB, 641 hits)
Travelling by public transport (194.5 KiB, 701 hits)
Driving (194.5 KiB, 1,474 hits)
Sex and relationships (194.5 KiB, 625 hits)