In it was reported that 70 per cent of children with autism identified in the special educational needs SEN system were entitled to transition planning due to statements of special educational need. Such plans are intended to be more person-centred and to prepare young people for adulthood, with the focus on transition remaining from year 9 age A recent study found that support for young people leaving school remained variable,[ 62 ] with some places providing transition support to all students identified as autistic, while others provided support only to young people with greater support needs. Post-education support was less accessible, particularly for autistic young people who were not entitled to adult social care. Young autistic people face the same problems as other groups during transition,[ 13 ] namely:. Furthermore, if transition goes badly, people with autism can be stuck in poor-quality services, and have lives that are not as independent as they ought to be.
Transition to adult services and autism
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Please enter your location to help us display the correct information for your area. It's best to think about what adult life will include - a job, post-secondary education, a day habilitation program, living outside of the family home? Once the goals are decided upon and they can change , a transition plan will be developed that builds the skills necessary for your child to be able to achieve these goals in adult life. Preparation for the transition process happens in school. Students with autism have the right to receive comprehensive transition services.
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Adults on the spectrum can face significant challenges, many of which are caused by the fact that our communities are often not set up well to accommodate and accept differences and disabilities. The range of experiences of adult life varies greatly, of course. In many families, a young adult is very dependent on family care and support.