Many parents have told Mencap that the move from primary to secondary school brings with it new challenges.
Secondary school is completely different to primary school - how they do things is different, what they expect from the young person is different.
You child may end up going to a different school to some of their friends, and the level of work may be very different. If you are visiting secondary schools it is a good idea to speak to the special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) about exactly what will be expected of your son or daughter, what support they will receive and how the school will keep in touch with you as a family.
If your child has a statement, you will get the chance to talk about your secondary schools options in the annual review when your child is in year 5.