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Preparing for adulthood
Wednesday 8th May, 2013

An event designed to prepare young people, with learning difficulties or disabilities, for adulthood will be held next week.

The annual Transition Event is open to pupils aged 14 -19 who have additional needs, along with their parents and carers and anyone else who would like to find out about the support available.

Taking place next Tuesday (14th May) between 1-7pm at Central Park, Montrose Avenue, Pemberton, a range of council teams, and representatives from colleges and training providers will be on hand at the drop-in style session to offer help, advice and guidance.

The event will also feature live performances from children and young people.

Councillor Susan Loudon, cabinet member for children and young people, said:

“The end of school can be a daunting thought for most young people. Tasked with making difficult decisions about their future and leaving friends is tough, especially for those who rely on its routine to provide stability and give structure to their lives. That is why this event is so important.”

In its twelfth year, the Transition Event gives reassurance to those young people with disabilities who are worried about what life after school entails and what options are available. There will be a second event this September.

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