Learning Disability Transition Videos

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BOB ICB commissioned Reading charity, Starting Point and Realtime Film Company, to co-produce the films with more than 20 young people across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West who are neurodivergent including autistic Young People and those with a Learning Disability and all keen to learn and manage the storyboarding, filming and editing process. Throughout the project, participants led the topics covered and were responsible with what was finally produced.  The overall aim of these films is to help other health, social care and education professionals and the general public better understand transitioning to adulthood for these young people. 

The short films cover five fundamental themes: The future, Life as a young person, Relationships, Education, and Health. All are designed to give professional support teams’ valuable insight to help improve the services they offer.

Each interviewee provides frank and insightful reflections which are at times stark in their honesty. The future, and their role in it, feels slightly daunting, but overwhelmingly positive and full of hope. You can view these films here:

Funding for the films was provided by NHS England through the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board (BOB ICB) which manages NHS health services across our area, to engage with young adults aged 14 – 25 years.

Local youngsters who are neuro-divergent, including those with a learning disability or autism, have co-produced and starred in 5 powerful videos around the key challenges of moving from childhood into adulthood.

The short films cover five fundamental themes. Click on the links below to watch the videos in full [each video is between 8-12 minutes long and well worth a look!]

Life as a young person

The Future

Relationships

Education

Health

Related Advice

Transition from Children to Adult Health Services - Ready Steady Go! Transition from Paediatric to Adult Health Services - Ready Steady Go! Transition - Becoming an adult and preparing for the future

Page last reviewed: 04/01/2024

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