This is a handy guide to the topics you need to know about whether studying or working in the field of learning disabilities. The A-Z format allows you to “dip in” and quickly find relevant information on topics ranging from Autism to Rights and from Advocacy to Challenging Behaviors.


DavidAbbott and PaulineHeslop


Transition for people with learning disabilities ordinarily refers to the move from children's services (health, education and social care) to adult services. This move happens generally at around the age of 18. Transition to adulthood involves much more than a transfer of one set of services, or systems, to another. It includes the processes experienced by all young adults – the desire for greater autonomy, moving on from compulsory education, growing independence from parents and family and the physical and emotional changes associated with emerging adulthood.

Key Points

  • The transition to adulthood for young people with learning disabilities is characterised by uncertainty and anxiety about what the future will be like.
  • In comparison with their non-disabled peers, young people with learning disabilities are less likely ...
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