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Got Transition Anticipates ACP Pediatric to Adult Care Transition Tools

In May this year, the American College of Physicians (ACP) will be releasing new transition readiness/self-care assessment and medical summary tools modeled after Got Transition's "Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition."



Got Transition Releases New Resources for Young Adults and Health Care Providers

Got Transition has partnered with the Office of Disability Employment (Department of Labor) and the Youth Transitions Collaborative to create a Transition QuickGuide for youth and young adults (ages 12-30), including those with disabilities and chronic health conditions. The QuickGuide includes information and resources about health insurance, self-care management, transition from pediatric to adult health care, decision-making, and career planning to help young people manage their health care needs in order to make their career goals a reality. A related joint letter from ODEP and HRSA�s Maternal and Child Health Bureau emphasizes the importance of expanding access to health care services and work-based experiences for youth with chronic health conditions and disabilities.



Healthcare Transition For Youth With I/DD

A Policy Brief from ASAN

This policy brief addresses the health care needs of autistic youth as they transition to adulthood. The brief, produced by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and funded by the Special Hope Foundation, provides recommendations to ensure that young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) receive consistent access to quality health care, as well as support in taking on adult levels of autonomy with respect to their own health care needs. Please direct any inquiries on this resource to Samantha Crane at [email protected]



High Expectations: Transforming the American Workforce as the ADA Generation Comes of Age

A Report from the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Tom Harkin, Chairman

Senator Harkin�s report offers bold steps to improve employment of young people with disabilities and fully realize the ADA�s promise of equality, while spotlighting the barriers to employment and setting a high goal for increasing workforce participation of the �ADA Generation.�



A Collaborative Interagency, Interdisciplinary Approach to Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood

This paper promotes four core concepts that are essential to the development and implementation of effective transition plans and process: (1) Self-determination should be the foundation for transition planning; (2) Transition should be viewed through a cultural lens; (3) Interagency collaboration is essential to effective transition (4) Transition planning should include all the perspectives, disciplines, and organizations that will impact the transitioning student.
This paper was written for and by directors and staff UCEDDs and LENDs with the aim of promoting a dialogue among key stakeholders and facilitating their engagement in pursuing a more comprehensive, coordinated, supportive, and successful transition process for youth with disabilities from adolescence to young adulthood. See AUCD's press release for additional information.



Wisconsin Transition Guide for Post School Planning

This Wisconsin Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) was developed to assist in the improvement of communication, coordination, and services for students with disabilities transitioning from school to work. It was designed to be useful for all persons and agencies (stakeholders) involved in the transition process.



Making the Move to Managing Your Own Personal Assistance Services (PAS): A Toolkit for Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

This new toolkit assists youth in strengthening some of the most fundamental skills essential for successfully managing their own PAS: effective communication, time-management, working with others, and establishing professional relationships. Such skills are key to not only enhancing independence, but also thriving in the workplace and growing professionally.



Transition Services Lacking for Teens with Special Needs

Less than one-half of pediatricians routinely offer adolescent patients with special health care needs (SHCN) support services to transition to adult health care, according to an AAP Periodic Survey of Fellows.

pdf File AAPNews Transition Survey article.pdf [download]


Rural Institute Articles and Products on Transition

This webpage features transition-related articles and other publications.



Secondary Transition Toolkit from The NH Coalition for Citizens With Disabilities

This Tool Kit is designed to help families and youth learn about the transition planning process for youth who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). It provides an overview of the laws relating to transition as well as best practices



Tools for Transition from Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Variety of resources to assist youth, families, health care providers, schools and communities to promote successful transition to adulthood.



Online Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Information for Individuals with Disabilities

Information and resources including training modules written for high school students with disabilities preparing for transition from high school to college, a module for parents, a guidance and career counselor's tool kit, and a module for college/university professionals



Resources for Teens from Children's Medical Services

Multiple resources for teens with special health care needs, including an activity book, fact sheet, guide, worksheet, and more.



Healthy Transitions

The Healthy Transition website was developed by the New York State Institute for Health Transition Training. Use this site to develop skills for transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare. The curriculum and tools raise awareness about developmental disabilities, improve communication, and build effective partnerships during the transition process.



A Consensus Statement on Health Care Transitions for Young Adults With Special Health Care Needs

Policy Statement of American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, 2002

pdf File Consensus Statement on Health Care Transitions for Young Adults With Special Health Care Needs.pdf [download]


Adolescent Health Transition Project (Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington)

A resource for adolescents with special health care needs.

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