Young people with disabilities, like anybody else, experience challenges when moving from formal secondary education to adulthood, post-secondary education, employment and the community. This is a crucial moment for everybody and young people with disabilities may face more barriers than others during this transition process.
In 2014, EPR published a study in collaboration with Professor Fred R. McFarlane, from the San Diego State University, focusing on the various programmes and approaches that EPR members are using with transition age youths to increase their independence and inclusion in the community.
In 2017-2018, based on the work of the Working Group on VET and the outcomes of the Needs Assessment carried out with all EPR members, transition emerged as key topic for EPR membership. Considering the interest from members, EPR will start working on the topic of transition from the last quarter of 2018, creating mutual learning and identifying possible synergies to be further explored next year.
Find the draft programme below.