Transition of youngsters with disabilities to (semi-) independent living


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Transition for youngsters with disabilities from the more protected environment of the school - special or not - or vocational training centre to the ‘real’ world is one of the most importante challenges to arrange in brinding service gaps between the different aread involved. The starting point of all transition arrangements preparing youngsters with a disability for an as far as possible independent living should be the principle of self-determination and in line with this the development of individual approaches and personal transition plans.



  •  EPR Activities


EPR benchlearning group on transition for youngsters with a disability (11-12 September 2012)



  •  Members' expertise


Transition and learning environments:

   Luovi learning environments


Assessment approaches:

   Heinrich-Haus, Josefs-Gesllschaft  

   University Rehabilitation Institute of Slovenia   

   Promotion of self-determination and self-advocacy - Heliomare
   My own plan for the future - Heliomare
   Carry on your own way - Heliomare


Transition to work:

  University Rehabilitation Institute of Slovenia
  Vinzenz-von-Paul Vocational College


Transition to (semi)-independant housing:




  •  European key policy documents and events


UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Article 19 "Living independently and being included in the community"



  •  Relevant documents and links


The Implementation of Policies Supporting Independent Living for Disabled People in Europe: Synthesis Report - Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED) - 2010


European Network for Independent Living (ENIL) - website


Education to employment: Getting Europe's youth into work Mckinsey&Company 2014



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