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Dylan is a 16-year old high school student from East Renfrewshire who has autism. He applied to the Transition Fund to help him try new activities and become more involved in his community.

The money Dylan received allows him to attend a mainstream community college and music studio for regular guitar, voice and piano lessons.

“Learning music in a busy college environment has improved my links to the community and broadened my horizons. It has opened up my options in terms of alternative careers and courses. I now have one to one support in learning music, and it’s helping me to improve my confidence and skills.”

Dylan also received computer software to allow him to continue working on his writing skills, as he hopes to pursue a career in writing in the future.

“The Transition Fund is a fantastic idea. It is quite unique, because it focuses on developing skills, independence and community links. The process was so easy, and it felt very personal and supportive to chat with the team via email.”

Want to #TrySomethingNew like Dylan? You too could benefit from the Transition Fund! It’s simple to apply (find out more about how to apply), just download the application form and tell us about your goal and how the Transition Fund can help you.