Transitions to adulthood strategy: statement of intent - easy read

Easy read version of the statement of intent summarises research and engagement to date on Scotland’s first National Transitions to Adulthood Strategy, and sets out what the Scottish Government has heard it should focus on in order to improve experiences of transitions for Scotland’s disabled young people.

Who will the strategy be for?

When young people develop from children to young adults this is called the transition to adulthood. It is a growing up process which takes place over many years. It involves many different changes.

We think this strategy should focus on planning and support for disabled young people aged 14-25 years old.

The Scottish Government knows that people are disabled by barriers in society. Not by their impairment or disability.

We think this strategy should use the Equality Act definition of disability. This means people are disabled if they have a ‘physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on their ability to carry out normal daily activities’.



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