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Transitions at 16+ for young people with special educational needs and disabilities

What is transition? How does it affect me?

Transition is a term often used used to describe the period of time when a SEND young people moves from being a teenager to becoming an adult and you might have clicked on to our website because you are now thinking about some of those important decisions that are made during this time.  


How can the SEND section help me?

We have developed this section for young people with special educational need and disabilities (SEND) with the help of parents, carers, education providers, and young people themselves. The boxes below are packed with lots of information, advice and further links to other people and websites that can help you make plans and guide you through your next steps. 


Where do I begin?

Everything you need to know after your Year 9 review to help you prepare for your transition into adulthood, help build your confidence, and plan early

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What can I do at 16+?

School sixth forms; colleges; specialist programmes; supported internships; traineeships; and apprenticeships are possible routes covered here. Along with Norfolk courses and live apprenticeship information


What can I do at 18+?

Some of the options at 16+ might still be appropriate, as well as independent training providers; employment with training; day centres; and employment, including supported employment

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Travel & transport

Links to the post 16 travel and transport policy, including help and support from TITAN giving young people training and confidence to travel independently.


Money and financial support

Links to various forms of financial support to help with your next steps at 16+

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Where can I get further help?

Links to useful websites, national and local, that can help with more information about your transition at 16+