The Medical Home, as a source of ongoing comprehensive care, is an ideal place to address these issues and should include transition planning throughout your child's life. The more understanding you and your child have about his or her condition and needs, the better equipped you will all be for your child to attain increasing independence as he or she approaches adulthood.
Center for Health Care Transition Improvement, a national resource for improving health care transition supports for youth moving into the adult health care system, for health care professionals, families, youth, and state policy makers. The Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition 2.0 define the basic components of health care transition support.
Respecting the Young Adult Patient Video
The Young Adult Advisory Committee (YAC) for the Utah Medical Home - Integrated Services Project (UISP) provides these tips for doctors helping youth with disabilities transition to adult care services at the 2007 UISP/UPIQ Learning Session.
Transition Tips for Parents of Newborns or Newly Diagnosed Children with Disabilities ( 483 KB)
This pamphlet developed by Shriners Hospital for Children, also called A New Start, provides information for parents on coping, staying strong, building hope, utilizing resources, and using health care efficiently.
Transition Tips for Young Adults ( 348 KB)
This pamphlet developed by Shriners Hospital for Children, also called Moving On, provides information for young adults on moving to adult health care, paying for health care, preparing for the future, getting around in the community, and becoming more independent. It also offers a list of other resources and websites.
Transition Tips for Parents of Young Adults with Disabilities ( 346 KB)
This pamphlet developed by Shriners Hospital for Children, also called Moving On, provides information for parents on letting go, assisting their young adults to become more independent, find health insurance, and transition to adult health care, as well as information on guardianship issues. It also offers a list of other resources and websites.
Transition Timeline from the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind ( 1.1 MB)
The timeline and information on this linked page provide parents, children, adolescents, and young adults with helpful hints about the many transitions from birth through the young adult years.
Becoming Leaders for Tomorrow
This Project, from the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University, provides transition and leadership training information for youth and young adults with disabilities. Last updated 2008.
|Author:||Gina Pola-Money - 12/2011|
|Content Last Updated:||1/2012|