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Support for young people with learning difficulties or a disability

Preparing for adulthood

Transitioning into adulthood can be a difficult process for all young people. For people with learning disabilities, their physical and emotional needs can make moving into adulthood more challenging. 


Employment is a way of gaining new skills, becoming more independent, meeting new people and possibly earning some money. Knowing what employers are disability friendly can be tricky, look out for: 

These both mean that the employer is committed to employing disabled people, you will be guaranteed an interview if you meet the basic requirements. 

Supported Internships- are aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 who have a statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health & Care plan (EHCP), who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so. Visit our Supported Internship page to find out more.


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