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Supporting young people with SEN or disabilities into adulthood - transition

Young people aged 14 to 25 with SEN or disabilities

Preparation for adulthood pathways

Young people approaching adulthood and their families may want an overview of the choices available as they prepare for adult life and learn where can find helpful support and guidance. 

The Merton Transition Team provide advice, assessment, planning and support. They aim to help make the transition into adulthood for young people as easy and smooth as it can be. 

We have developed guides for young people with special educational needs (SEN) or  disability at all levels of need both with and without an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

The guides should help you to know which services to look for elsewhere on Merton’s SEN Local Offer.

The guides cover

  • Options for young people as they move through education and beyond from the age of 14 (PDF download)
  • Funding guidance for young people from age 16 (related advice page - see below)
  • SEN Support for young people in higher education (related advice page - see below)
  • SEN Support in mainstream schools and colleges (PDF download)

Also available to download from this page is the Merton Procedure for Transition of Young People with Disabilities from Children's to Adult Social Care Services.

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