Preparing for adult life (PfAL) is a journey for you and your young person with SEND. It starts with very simple choices. Over time your young person will gain experience of decision-making. The important part of the PfAL journey, is to give your young person opportunities to make decisions. The hard part is resisting the urge to jump in and make the decision for them.
If your young person goes on holiday, or uses the short break service, it is can be a great chance for them to practice their decision-making skills. They will have to:
Some short break providers run schemes that have a very strong focus on preparing for adult life.