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Below you will find a collection of resources and websites that may be useful for students and parents/carers when thinking about next steps, careers and preparation for adulthood:

Queen Alexandra College (QAC) Open Days:

Queen Alexandra College (QAC) is a Birmingham-based college and community charity that supports young people with a diverse range of disabilities and additional needs.

They will be hosting the following Open Day events for potential students and/or their families to meet relevant staff, tour the college and find out more about what the setting can offer -

Thursday 22nd September
9.45am - 12.00pm
Thursday 29th September
1.30pm - 4.00pm
Tuesday 4th October
9.45am - 12.00pm
Wednesday 19th October
9.45am - 12.00pm
Thursday 3rd November
9.45am - 12.00pm
Wednesday 16th November
1.30pm - 4.00pm
Tuesday 29th November
9.45am - 12.00pm
Thursday 8th December
9.45am - 12.00pm
Tuesday 13th December
9.45am - 12.00pm

Please note - You must reserve a space by calling 0121 803 5484, and to download the flyer with this information, please CLICK HERE.

Talking Futures Website:

It is widely recognised that parents/carers play an important role in a young person’s career-based decision making. Talking Futures is a collection of resources designed to support parents and carers to have constructive careers conversations with their child.

Link: https://www.talkingfutures.org.uk/about/

Ready4Life Activity Centre:

Ready4Life provides direct payment work and other various activities to support clients with the development of independence and life skills. They adopt a person-centred approach to supporting clients to attend personal appointments, access leisure activities and attend weekly recreational outings.

For further information contact Ready4Life on: 0121 602 1190 or 07446055798

ME&U Youth Club:

ME&U Youth Club caters specifically for young people on the autistic spectrum and aims to support young people to have fun, make new friends and develop their confidence. They meet on a Wednesday evening (6.00pm - 8.15pm) at Lower Gornal Youth Club.

Further details can be found at www.meandu.club

Your Future Black Country Website:

To help you navigate through the world of work, make the right career choice and find the right job we’ve set up the Information Hub. This contains a wealth of information and resources from post-16 study options to employment support to a wide range of careers information.

Link: https://yourfutureblackcountry.com/

My Choices Guide:

A comprehensive guide to further education, post-16 options and next steps for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.

Download: My Choices Guide

Preparing for Adulthood:

Funded by Department for Education (DfE), this organisation provides expertise and support to local authorities and their partners to embed preparing for adulthood from the earliest years. They work to ensure that young people with SEND achieve paid employment, independent living, housing options, good health, friendships, relationships and community inclusion.

Link: https://www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk

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