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Transition 2

Transition2 (T2) offers young learning disabled adults bespoke educational programmes, believing that "one size fits one"
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Transition 2
Whitaker Centre
Whitaker Road
DE23 6AR
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  • Age Range:
    18 – 25


General Description

Transition2 (T2) is committed to supporting young adults aged 18-25 with learning disabilities, severe learning difficulties and/or Autism as they move onto meaningful and sustainable opportunities in adulthood.

Transition2 believes that “one size fits one” so all full-time learning programmes on offer are bespoke and person-centred. With our expertise in SEND education, health and Social Care, learners are supported to release their potential, strengthen their circle of support and achieve genuine life outcomes in their local community.

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All learning programmes at Transition2 are built around the aspirations and support needs of the individual. Learners follow bespoke targets across five curriculum areas (Community; Vocational/Communication; Independent Living; Self-Management; Functional Skills), working towards an individual end goal that offers genuine transition between school and adult community life. Sessional Tutors with a range of vocational specialisms; including horticulture, media and Makaton; support the core teaching and learning team to ensure mainstream-equivalent access to technical and sector-specific skills that can help learners gain a realistic sense of the working world. Learning programmes seek to maximise self-regulation, self-management and independence skills so that learners leave our provision with the capacity to have a voice and to exercise choice and control over their future as adults.

Specialist Facilities

Transition2 offers learners and their parents/carers access to a wide range of experienced colleagues from specialist, mainstream, FE, HE, social care, health, vocational and voluntary sector backgrounds. At this age and stage of education, it is essential that learners are placed at the centre of an informed and proactive circle of support in order to harness their potential and find meaningful, sustainable opportunities as active citizens.

T2 has embedded The Thrive Approach® across our provision, offering learners and their parents/carers the chance to benefit from our expertise in aspects of child development and interpersonal neurobiology. The importance of building an integrated and responsive stress-management system in our young adults underpins learning strategies, to maximise the safety and wellbeing of learners in transition to independent or supported opportunities in adulthood.

In addition, T2 offers a range of supporting therapeutic approaches to facilitate emotional self-regulation, including Functional Reflex Therapy, Creative Expressive Therapy, Yoga for Special Needs, and The Feldenkrais Method.

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