Adolescent Health Transition Project
Learning about
Using the Adult System

Preparing for Transition

Preparing for transition involves a gradual change from parents or caregivers being responsible and taking action, to the young person becoming more comfortable making decisions and taking action for him- or herself. The following suggestions can help the family identify areas that need to be addressed and find resources to help them prepare.

Becoming aware of what is involved in health transition for your situation

Starting and keeping a health history

Learning skills related to health and health care

Maintaining health insurance coverage

Taking over more control of self-care and self-advocacy

Planning for emergencies or unexpected events

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This project is housed at the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) at the University of Washington
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