Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

My Future

Specialist support from Careers Advisers with additional training and experience is available for people with learning difficulties and disabilities and their parents/carers. Where young people have a statement of special; educational needs, our Careers Advisers work closely with parents, teachers, social workers and other professionals to enable them to make successful transitions into appropriate education, training or employment with the right support based on individual needs.

Careerswales.com provides a specific, interactive section My Future for users learning difficulties . The content has been designed to be simple, clear and as accessible as possible. A range of fun games and activities help users develop independent living skills and introduce them to some of the situations they may face as they plan for the future e.g. review meetings, job interviews.

What Next?

In October 2011 Careers Wales Mid Glamorgan and Powys organised a ‘What Next?’ event for young people with learning difficulties. The event at Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre enabled pupils who are thinking about their options after school to gain awareness, be inspired and have hands on experience of the wealth of careers available to them.

Pupils from 15 schools, were able to take part in a range of ‘taster’ activities including bricklaying, hairdressing, panel beating, food preparation, animal care and child care as well as having a go at being a DJ and the opportunity to talk to staff from the Police and Fire Service.

Helping Joe

Helping Joe

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