Health Care Transition Planning Guides
Planning guides often include checklists, but are much more comprehensive. You can download these from the website to save on your computer.
Three age-linked HCT planning guides are available, (12-14; 15-17 and 18+) and are designed to help parents and youth with special needs look at future goals, assess teen's level of independence on key health related activities, identify what parents are doing to support the teen’s autonomy in self-care, and develop a plan to transition from pediatric to adult-oriented health care. Available in English and Spanish. http://hctransitions.ichp.ufl.edu/products_planning_guides.php
A resource to help youth and young adults with special health care needs and disabilities make a successful transition to adult living that includes their education, health and community living. Developed for Wisconsin, but useful for all.
– Booklet discussing the transition process and how to ensure that a youth’s health care needs are recognized and incorporated into the plan. Specific to Pennsylvania, but good resource for all. Updated in 2010.
Includes modules for youth, families and professionals. Can be used as a self-directed study program for a young person, a one-on-one teaching tool, or as the foundation for a series of workshops.
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