As your child grows up, not only do they change and develop, but the services around them change too. In health services, your child will move to the adult clinics and be seen by a different team of professionals.
When this move happens depends on your child, their needs and the services in your area. In most places there will be a phased transition plan.
Young adults are encouraged to become independent and attend appointments without their parents. This can be a difficult for both the young person and parents but the local team will support you through it.
The Transition Support programme is a new project working with 14-25 year olds with epilepsy, living in Hampshire and London.
Whilst young people with epilepsy have support from their health professionals, other areas of their lives may be impacted quite severely by the condition, such as housing, independence, personal and social skills, and feelings of isolation.
This project works with young people to support them to identify and overcome barriers to further education, training, employment or any other areas of their lives.
Transitions Support Officers work alongside other organisations to support young people, for example, at appointments, travel training, work experience, volunteering and employment.