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During 2011, Epilepsy Scotland launched a new campaign for improved help and support for teenagers with epilepsy, their families and carers. A young person with difficult epilepsy may have additional support needs. When they are at school these are provided by children’s services. Before teenagers with epilepsy leave school, families and agencies need to plan to ensure the move (transition) to adult care and support services happens smoothly. View our DVD, campaign leaflet and press release.
Knowing the right steps to take
Our Control Transition Campaign has three aims:
By law, planning for what lies ahead must be in place 12 months before the individual leaves school. For a young person with special needs, earlier planning for transition needs to start 2 years before leaving school.
There is no standard format for transition in Scotland. Some local authorities provide a written plan for transition, but this is not compulsory. The school provides a lead person to bring agencies together.