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Is there anyone I can speak to about my son's post-16 options?

CSherwinCSherwin Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited April 27 in Education and learning
Hi there

I am mother of Sam who is 15, has spastic quadriplegia and goes to a DSP which is within a mainstream school. We are starting to look at his life post 16, and also at what the future might look like beyond that.  Is there anyone I can speak to about possible pathways?
The courses at the colleges that I have received information about seem very 'practical', but whilst Sam can understand everything, reading is difficult (though not impossible, but it is hard work for him/slow) and doing anything independently is almost impossible. Has anyone had experience of being in the same boat?  His school won't give any advice, so we're feeling a bit lost!




  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,210 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 

    I don't really have any knowledge in this area so hope others can help 

    There may be some info in our learning and education section 

    Just wanted to welcome you 
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,731

    Scope community team

    Hi @CSherwin
    Good to meet you. I'd be really happy to talk with you about possibilities for Sam. 
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

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