Post-school transitions of young people with additional support needs

  • Mariela Fordyce (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


Post-school transitions of young people with additional support needs: Developing a new research agenda

Research carried out by the Centre for Research in Education, Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Edinburgh has highlighted the difficulties experienced by young people with additional support needs in accessing post-16 education, training and employment. A recently completed project on the post-school transitions of young people who are deaf and hard of hearing has identified several areas of concern, including transition planning for pupils with ASN at the end of compulsory education, transitions to adult health and social services, support and funding in colleges and on training programmes, and employer discrimination. This event combines knowledge exchange activities with the development of a new research agenda in collaboration with policy makers, practitioners and third sector organisations which support young people with additional support needs. Topics covered on the day include: 1) the legal framework regarding Additional Support Needs Tribunals and the role of the national Advocacy Service, 2) principles of good transitions for young people with additional support needs, and 3) building policy lessons from research evidence The event is aimed at educational practitioners, third sector organisations, policy makers, local authorities, disability support officers and college staff supporting students with additional support needs.
Period20 Aug 2014
Event typeSeminar
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map


  • post-school transitions
  • young people
  • additional support needs
  • ASN