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Autism: Preparing for Adulthood

Here you will find links to other pages which provide information which has been written for young people with Autism.  We want to provide young people with  information which is clear and concise and specific to their needs.

Transition to adulthood is a crucial stage in the lives of all young people and a time when those with autism may face particular challenges.

Transition planning, for those on Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans starts in Year 9 (aged 13/14) but not everyone with autism will have an EHC plan.

If a young person with autism is in mainstream school in Stockport, the Autism team in Children’s Services will offer an ADAPT (After Diagnosis Autism Planning Team) meeting in Year 11 (15/16) to support transition. This will be followed up by a letter outlining further support available.

For more information on transition, the National Autistic Society have a useful section:  Click here. 

For transition assessments in Adult Social Care, you can read more here

If you are an adult (aged 18 and over) or you are caring for an adult with autism you may be interested in Stockport carers for adults on the autistic spectrum

Please click the links below for more information.