In on the Planning? Professionals' approaches to involving young people with special educational needs in transition planning

Chris Derrington

01 September 1997

This small study reports some of the ways in which professionals from three LEAs have considered the centrality of the young person during transition and suggests that in order for there to be real involvement, young people with special needs should have:

  • access to a wide range of information about their entitlements and options;
  • the opportunity to develop personal and interpersonal skills which will equip them for transition;
  • the opportunity to experience a taste of different options as part of the decision-making process.

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