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Transitions (16-25 years)

Our Transitions service has been designed to help young autistic adults (16-25) and their families to navigate the confusing world of adulthood.

Autism Hertfordshire’s Transitions Service will be offering a variety of workshops, skills development courses online aimed at taking the first steps to independence, helping young autistic adults prepare for adulthood. Sessions will include:

  • Being Assertive
  • Being Kind to Yourself
  • Organisational Skills
  • Managing social media
  • Setting Healthy Boundaries

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.

In addition to this, the young person will be given the opportunity to access a bi-weekly evening online or in person social group.

The Transitions team will be hosting 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
  • Support with Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Post 16 Education options for those with and without an EHCP
  • Wellbeing and Health advice
  • Supporting your adult child
  • Preparing for college and University
  • Benefits
  • Moving into Employment

In addition to this we run sessions during the school holidays. These are in person and are aimed at building up skills in:

  • Budgeting
  • Travel training
  • Wellbeing
  • Communication

We also run Transitions social groups, these are designed to provide social opportunities to young autistic adults who are looking to develop friendships within a supported and structured setting. Within the groups, individuals learn social skills and gain greater self-esteem by developing an independent social life away from their family unit. Group members are encouraged and enabled to decide, plan and organise social activities with the support of our experienced staff team.

 

 

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