Alex Rook from Irwin Mitchell solicitors speaking to attendees

National charity for children and young people with autism ‘Ambitious About Autism’ are hosting a seminar in June for carers, parents and professionals for preparing young people with SEN for the transition to adult life.

The transition to adult life at 18 for young people with SEN and disabilities requires good planning, including:

  • Understanding housing and supported living options
  • How do benefits work once young people reach 18?
  • How to support vocational training, employment and leisure options in adult life.
  • Understanding wills and trusts and financial planning

The seminar provides advice in all these areas, covering housing and benefits, wills and trusts, vocational training, employment and leisure planning.

Speakers for the seminar include Steve Harris from the Housing and Support Alliance, Belinda Blank of Ambitious about Autism and Graham Duncan from Action for Kids.

Ambitious About Autism provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change.

The organisation says their vision is to make the ordinary possible for children and young people with autism and help them to learn, thrive and achieve. Through TreeHouse School and Ambitious College, the charity offers specialist education and support.

The seminar is held on Wednesday June 29th at St Albans Centre, Baldwins Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N, costing £10 for Parents and Carers and £40 for professionals, with lunch included.

For more information and to book a place, visit the website HERE or email

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