Healthcare Transition

Transition

Health Care Transition Workbooks (Youth and Parents versions)
http://hctransitions.ichp.ufl.edu/ddcouncil/resources_ch1.php
Three different workbooks (ages 12-14, 15-17, and 18+) for youth and their families to separately assess how prepared they are for transition, then to work together to create a healthcare transition plan. From Florida’s Developmental Disabilities Council.

Online Transition Training for Families and Healthcare Professionals
http://hctransitions.ichp.ufl.edu/ddcouncil/training_home.php
Five chapters of video clips and related resources to help families and providers develop and implement successful healthcare transition plans for youth with special needs. From Florida’s Developmental Disabilities Council.

Kids As Self Advocates (KASA)
http://www.fvkasa.org/resources/health.html

Disability Benefits 101
https://az.db101.org/
Tools and information on health coverage, benefits, and employment. You can plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together

Stories

It’s A Good Time To Have Dyslexia

​Meriah Houser is a former teacher, and a lover of books. She was eager to pass on her enthusiasm for reading to her sons, Cole and Maddox. As her boys grew, Meriah discovered that reading was very challenging for them. … KEEP READING

Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Not long ago Aurora Townsend and her family were afraid that she would be unable to follow her dream of attending college to become a Neurobiologist. Aurora has Toxic Encephalopathy and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome–disabilities that cause her body to respond intensely to substances in the environment many of us do not notice. … KEEP READING

​I Felt Like I Could Breathe Again!

When Laurie and her husband adopted Adilynn, they anticipated a few minor medical issues. What they could not have anticipated was the number of hospitalizations, medical procedures and dozens of specialists necessary to meet Adilynn’s medical needs. … KEEP READING

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