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My Future

My Future is a new and exciting transition support service that has been designed to help young autistic adults (18-25) and their families to navigate the confusing world of adulthood.

Autism Bedfordshire’s My Futures team supports young people and their families to build sustainable long-term solutions to their support and care needs, focusing on enablement and independence. All work is person-centred and is led by the young person and their family in developing their support plan, enabling them to achieve their aspirations and be part of their community.

My Futures will also be offering a 3-week intense summer program aimed at taking the first steps to independence, helping young autistic adults prepare for adulthood. Activities will include:

  • Money management
  • Self Advocacy and knowing your rights
  • Travel training
  • Healthy Eating and cookery
  • Friendship skills
  • Building confidence and self-esteem

The My Futures support team will be hosting a parent/career conference every year and facilitating monthly drop-in sessions helping parents/carers better understand what support is available when transitioning into adulthood, topics that will be covered:

  • Social Care needs assessment
  • Advocacy and rights
  • Benefits
  • Moving into Employment
  • Post 18 Education Options for those with and without an EHCP plan
  • Wellbeing and Health advice
  • Steps to independent living
  • Supported Living

For more information about this service please contact us on 01234 214871 or email us on enquiries@autismbeds.org