For many young people with disabilities, leaving school and college involves leaving a circle of friends and support which is hard to replicate in adult life.
The result is widespread loneliness and isolation.
Now, a group of disabled young people from Bristol have teamed up to try to tackle the problem by reaching out to others.
They've enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to make an honest and revealing film about loneliness among the disabled:
Robotic hand creator Joel Gibbard from Bristol has won second place and a $200,000 prize in an international competition.
Joel, who studied at Plymouth University, has been able to print a prosthetic hand using a 3D printer. He hopes the technique will make prosthetics more affordable.
He had to pitch his idea to a panel of judges at Intel's Make it Wearable challenge.
You can find out more about Joel and his robotic hand here.
Students from The National Star College in Gloucestershire have been to Parliament today.
They've helped launch a campaign for young people with disabilities to have more say in choosing their college.
Ken Goodwin reports:-
Students from The National Star College in Gloucestershire are going to the Houses of Parliament today.
They are helping to launch a campaign enabling young people with disabilities to have more say in choosing their college. The college's principal, Kathryn Rudd, says students have real difficulty getting access to a specialist places of further education.
A young engineer from Bristol has designed and built a prototype bionic hand - from his bedroom.
24-year-old Joel Gibbard, who studied at Plymouth University, hopes the project could lead to low-cost bionic hands for amputees.
Emily Dexter reports:
To find out more about The Open Hand Project click here
A young engineer from Bristol has designed and built a prototype bionic hand in his bedroom.
Twenty four year old Joel Gibbard who studied at Plymouth University hopes the project could lead to a low-cost robotic prosthetic hand for amputees.
Rebecca Hime shows why she feels Gloucestershire County Council should take urgent action on potholes in her Cheltenham street. She says it makes it very difficult to get about in her wheelchair. The council says it is aware of the problem but has to tackle problems on main roads first.
People in a street in Cheltenham are pleading with their council to get potholes filled in.
There are several wheelchair users who live in adapted
accommodation in Selkirk Gardens, but they have trouble crossing the road because it is rutted with dozens of potholes.