Some young people may decide to continue their education up to the age of 25 at a residential college. This may involve moving away from home, or taking a day placement. If your son or daughter is interested in this option it is a good idea to start planning early, as securing a place and organising funding can be a lengthy process.
Mencap runs 3 residential colleges for young adults aged 16-25 with a learning disability. Each college aims to develop personal, social and practical skills to help their students live as independently as possible. For more information you can visit the Mencap National Colleges website.
Our daughter has made wonderful progress and it has been the happiest, most fulfilling year of her life so far. This has come about because of the high calibre of staff and the excellent quality of provision.