Next step help for those with additional needs
Published Thursday 20th September 12 in Council - news and information releases news
Young people with additional needs are invited with their parents and carers, to Southend’s third annual Transition Fayre on Wednesday 26th September.
This special event, called 'Which Way Now?' takes place from 1pm to 6:30pm in the sixth form building at Chase High School , Prittlewell Chase, Westcliff , SS0 0RT .
It is a chance for those aged 14 upwards, and their parents and carers to find out more about what is available for those leaving school or moving from disabled children's services into adulthood.
There will be details about a variety of topics and plenty of opportunity to talk to providers of services for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities throughout the borough.
Those attending will include representatives of colleges, 6th forms, adult social care, transport team and many more to help allay any fears around the transition process.
The venue at Chase High School 's sixth form building has disabled access and brand new facilities.
As well finding out what is on offer for young people with additional needs in Southend, there will also be a chance for parents and carers to enjoy a manicure or head massage.
The views of young people, parents and carers will be sought throughout the afternoon and young people who have already made the transition from school to further education will be on hand to share their experiences.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council's Executive Councillor for Children and Learning, Councillor James Courtenay said: "This transitional stage can be an especially challenging time for young people and their parents.
"Our Transitions Team here at the Council recognises these difficulties and Deborah Sanders, Specialist Advisor for SEN, has organised this event for the third year running, to help tackle some of questions or worries people may have.
"Previous Transition Fayres have proved so popular that this year's event will be bigger and better than ever.
"If there is a particular aspect of transition that concerns you or that you feel you would like more information about and we will do our best to make sure it is covered at the Fayre.
"For more details please contact Deborah Sanders on 01702 215642."