AN EVENT was held at Forth Valley College to help people with Additional Support Needs (ASN) find the next steps in their lives.

Held at FVC Stirling campus on Wednesday, April 26, Moving On was an ASN Transition Roadshow offering support to anyone needing additional help and advice for their future.

Help was available in navigating areas such as jobs, supported employment, further learning, careers, volunteering and social groups.

The event was organised by FVC in partnership with Skills Development Scotland and Stirling Council.

Lucy Hawkins, curriculum manager for supported programmes at FVC, said: “From early discussions with partners and stakeholders, it had become apparent that since Covid, ASN networks and connections had been lost.

“Parents and carers reported feeling alone and frustrated by the lack of a central location where they could go for guidance, when their young person was looking to transition into adulthood.

“They wanted to explore activities and opportunities that exist in the region for young people with ASN.

“The event was the first of its kind and was a resounding success with really positive feedback from young people, parents, carers and stakeholders, from local school teachers to national employability organisations.

“It has been great to see so many young people and their parents and carers come to an event which is specifically aimed at the, and conversations were had and connections made with ASN stakeholders all in one room.

“A special thanks has to be made to the Lifestart and Workstart students from Stirling who volunteered at the event, alongside lecturing staff from Supported Programmes, Creative Industries and the Inclusion and Student Services Team.”