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Transitioning to Adulthood is a huge milestone for any young person. In this Guide, we introduce some of the challenges & opportunities you may face…



Transitioning to adulthood is a significant milestone for every young person, but for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), the journey can present unique challenges and opportunities.

 In this overview, we aim to provide a guide to navigating the transition to adulthood for individuals with SEND and disabilities. From education to independent living, from self-care to budgeting, each aspect plays a crucial role in shaping a fulfilling adult life.


Education transitions mark a pivotal moment in your life, where you get to shape your future and chase your dreams. 

It’s not just about textbooks and classrooms; it’s about finding your passion, honing your skills, and paving the way for a bright tomorrow. In this section, we’ll guide you through navigating the world of education with special care for your unique needs. 

From understanding your rights to exploring exciting post-secondary options, we’re here to help you chart your course to success. 

Self-Care & Wellbeing

Self-care and wellbeing are the cornerstones of a fulfilling life, empowering you to thrive both physically and emotionally. It’s about listening to your body, nourishing your soul, and embracing the journey towards self-love and acceptance. 

We’ll explore the art of self-care and wellbeing, offering practical tips and heartfelt advice to help you nurture your mind, body, and spirit. From prioritising physical health to fostering inner peace, we’re here to support you on your quest for holistic wellness. 

Independent Living

Ready to spread your wings and soar into the world of independence? Independent living is all about taking charge of your life, making your own decisions, and creating a space that feels like home sweet home. It’s about mastering daily tasks, exploring new adventures, and discovering the joy of living life on your terms. 

We’ll be your guide as you navigate the ins and outs of independent living with confidence and flair. From mastering daily living skills to finding your perfect nest, we’ve got you covered every step of the way. So, let’s embark on this exciting journey towards freedom and self-discovery!



Ready to take charge of your financial future and make your money work for you? Financial management is more than just crunching numbers; it’s about mastering the art of budgeting, saving, and building a solid foundation for your dreams. It’s about making smart choices today that pave the way for a brighter tomorrow. 

We’ll be your financial guide, offering practical tips and savvy strategies to help you navigate the world of money with confidence and clarity. From budgeting basics to planning for the future, we’ll empower you to take control of your finances and turn your dreams into reality. 


Social Groups

Social engagement is all about connecting with others, making friends, and feeling like you belong. It’s about sharing laughs, hobbies, and experiences with people who get you. 

Whether you’re into sports, art, gaming, or just chatting over coffee, finding your tribe can make a world of difference. We’ll explore ways to develop your social skills, join fun clubs and groups, give back to your community, and even find supportive online communities where you can be yourself.


Travel & Transport

Ready to hit the road and explore the world? Transportation and travel open up a whole world of possibilities, allowing you to go where you want, when you want. Whether it’s getting to work, meeting up with friends, or embarking on exciting adventures, having the right tools and tips for getting around can make all the difference. 

We’ll talk about accessible transportation options, handy travel hacks, and how to plan epic trips that cater to your needs. 


Shopping & Cooking

Are you ready to whip up some delicious meals and conquer the kitchen? Shopping and cooking aren’t just about satisfying your taste buds; they’re about independence, creativity, and taking care of yourself in the tastiest way possible. Whether you’re a culinary wizard or just starting out, learning the ropes of grocery shopping and cooking can unlock a world of flavours and possibilities. 

We’ll dive into meal planning, grocery shopping tips, kitchen hacks, and even share some mouthwatering recipes to get you started on your culinary adventure. 

Keep a lookout for lots of Adulthood articles and tips coming your way, very soon 🙂

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  • Preferred Name: Órla
  • Role at KIDS: Wellbeing co-ordinator.
  • About me: I run the online well-being groups and a group in Wandsworth. I am also a playworker! I have a background in Art therapy. 
  • Fun facts: I love different wheels! I have roller-skates, a surf-skate board and a bike. 


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