Transitioning into adulthood

If you are a young person with complex communication needs, Sense can support you to plan for the future, make important decisions and develop your independence.

As a teenager or young adult aged 14 to 25 you want to be yourself, become more independent and follow your dreams.

Like everyone, you want to have fun and try new things – but there’s a lot to think about and important decisions to make. We want to help you to do this.

The move from childhood to adulthood is often called ‘the transition process’. At this stage in your life there’s lots to think about: 'Where will I live?' 'Do I want to continue learning?' 'Do I want to work?' 'What would I be good at?'

Sense can help you to plan your future. Our personal, flexible services are built around your wishes and needs, so that you can live life your way.

‘Getting a result’ information pack

Our ‘Getting a result’ pack includes information and planning tools to help you make your own decisions and plan for the future.

The pack was created by Sense as part of a Department for Education-funded project to improve outcomes for children and young people.

As part of the project, two groups of young people with multi-sensory impairments (MSI) discussed their experience of moving into adulthood and their own personal circumstances.

The ideas and feedback from the young people informed a group of family members and professionals from education, health and social care, whose focus was on planning and service delivery for young people with MSI.

In response to the ideas and feedback, the team produced a series of tools, including the ‘Getting a result’ pack, designed to support young adults with a range of complex communication needs to transition into adulthood.

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