Avoiding anxiety at post 16 – the benefits and impact of thinking and planning early to prepare for adulthood
Understanding the Preparing for Adulthood pathways and planning early can raise aspirations for young people with SEND and help show what could be next.
Julie Pointer explores PfA from the earliest years, highlighting evidence from the Time to Talk Next Steps programme that provides online support for young people to help plan in a way that enhances resilience and mental wellbeing.
3 takeaways from Julie’s training session
– Hear the voices of young people with SEND and understand some of the challenges they face around anxiety and lacking confidence – and what we can do to mitigate this –
– Understand the importance of preparing early for young people with SEND –
– Share in the learning from the PfA programme – what works and areas of effective practice –
This session is aimed at all practitioners working across SEND, parent carers and young people with SEND.
Watch a snippet of Julie’s presentation…
This session was originally presented at one of our online Virtual SEND Conferences.
About the Creator
Julie Pointer / Children and Young People Programme Lead, NDTi (National Development Team for Inclusion)
Julie Pointer is a qualified social worker who has experienced a variety of roles in social care since qualifying 32 years ago. She is passionate about ensuring young people with special educational needs and disabilities have equal life chances as they move into adulthood. Julie leads the Children and Young People programme at the National Development Team for Inclusion. She has also headed up the national Preparing for Adulthood programme, funded by the Department for Education for the past eight years. Julie believes that person centred approaches help to ensure that all young people have the same opportunities to be aspirational and succeed.
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