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Parents & Carers guide to preparing for adulthood

Preparing for Adulthood - a parents perspective.
What does preparing for adulthood mean?

Preparing for adulthood means preparing young people with special educational needs and or
disabilities for:

  • further education and/or employment – this includes exploring options for what your son/
    daughter will do during the day when they leave school, this may include attending a day
    service, further education, different employment options, such as supported employment,
    volunteering, as well as other daytime opportunities.
  • being independent – this means young people having choice and control over their lives, the
    support they receive, their accommodation and living arrangements, whenever possible.
  • being part of society – including having friends and supportive relationships, and being part
    of their local community.
  • being as healthy as possible in adult life – including moving to adult health services, having
    access to sport and keeping active and having an annual health check.

Kirklees have produced a comprehensive guide to preparing for adulthood, which has been produced along side PCAN (Parents and carers of children with additional needs)

Please see this document for a parents guide to preparing for adulthood (opens link in new window)


Who can I speak with?

The Specialist adult pathway team (SAPT) - works very closely with the disabled children’s team for children from 14 years old. Their role is to assess needs to establish if the individual is eligible for adult
social care funded support.

Telephone: 01924 482164


Last updated: 25/09/2020