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New transitions project from Contact a Family Scotland

A new project is under way to close the information gap around leaving school and next steps for parents and carers of young people living with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Contact A Family wants to hear from families across Scotland supporting young people aged from 12 to 20. Their input will shape a new resource to better prepare families for the journey to adulthood.

 Starting in September, families will be able to share their thoughts, questions and experiences through regional workshops, online discussion groups, or directly by email or telephone. Wherever possible one-to-one conversations will be offered using alternative communication styles, for example Talking Mats or BSL, so as many people as possible have the chance to contribute their views and ideas.

 To take part, or be kept informed about the project, contact Tracey Francis at [email protected] or click on ‘Going forward – Preparing Parents for Transition’ at  The project is supported by the Scottish Government through a CYPFEIF and ALEC Fund grant.

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