General information on transition
Written by the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum, this timeline gives parents an overview of the key events and dates in their son or daugther's transition to adult services from Year 9 onwards.
This guide gives a good overview of a wide range of issues parents need to be aware of as their young person approaches the transition to adulthoold. Published by Contact a Family.
Published by Working Families, this booklet has sections for parents and carers and for disabled young people, a step-by-step guide to better-off calculations and a list of useful publications, organisations and websites.
This website offers information and support for disabled students in higher education.
A guide for disabled students thinking about studying in higher education, published by Disability Alliance.
Published by Ambitious about Autism. Contains lots of good practice examples.
Advice sheet published by IPSEA. Discusses what parents can do if they disagree with a local authority's decision that their child should transfer to college, causing their statement of SEN to cease.
Guidance issued by the Department for Education (DfE). Explains the duty placed on local authorities to arrange a learning difficulty assessment (also know as Section 139a) when a young person with a statement of SEN leaves school and moves into further education, higher education or training. Quite technical!
Benefits and Finance
Published by Contact a Family, this guide explains how benefits change when your disabled child turns 16.
Young people can apply for a 16-19 Bursary Fund if they are in further education or training and receive ESA and DLA, or income support, in their own right. Published by the Education Funding Agency.
Young people can apply for Employment Support Allowance if they are in full-time education and get DLA/PIP. This useful factsheet has been produced by Disability Rights UK.
This booklet, published by Disability Rights UK, provides funding information for disabled students who are studying at further education (FE) level. FE is post-16 education below degree level and not taught in a school.
An information pack for people with learning difficulties, published by Barclays.
Published by the National Autistic Society for family carers of people with autism, but relevant for anyone who cares for a person with a learning disability.
Published by the Office of the Public Guardian. Relevant for parents of young people aged 16+ who lack capacity to handle their own affairs.
This leaflet explains the rights of family members to be involved in ‘best interest’ decisions taken in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act. Written by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors. Contains useful template letters.