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Transition Tool Kit

All individuals, regardless of the level of support needed, should have the ability to live a life filled with purpose, dignity, choices and happiness. This downloadable tool kit provides users with suggestions and options to consider on their own unique path to adulthood. While written for caregivers of children with Autism, this link is helpful to anyone transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare and the support individuals that are assisting them on this journey.


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Got Transition

Transition is the process of moving from pediatric to adult healthcare. This will mean different things to different patients. Some switch from a pediatric provider to an adult provider, while others take an adult approach to healthcare while staying with the same provider. 


The goal is the same regardless of the approach, to encourage and empower the transitioning patient to take the most active role that they can in their own healthcare. This link provides both customizable tools for parents and professionals to address the needs of the transitioning patient as well as timelines for what should be done for the patient at different ages.


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American College of Physicians Health Care Transition Toolkits for Young Adults

The American College of Physicians (ACP), announced the release of specialized toolkits to facilitate more effective transition and transfer of young adults into health care settings. The new transition toolkits contain several condition-specific tools modeled after Got Transition's Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition.


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Transition to Work or Post-Secondary Education

Taking responsibility, and being able to advocate for one’s own future education and employment will be different for each person.  For everyone, self-direction and autonomy are desired outcomes.  For parents caring for a child and advocating for their child’s needs and education, it is a shift to be guiding a teen or young adult as they move through adolescence towards more independence.    


Crucial to this is respecting and supporting an individual’s decisions regarding their future employment or education.  With funding from NYS’ Family to Family Health Care Information Center, the information included in this publication has been developed to assist families and youth with special health care needs and disabilities in exploring work and continuing education.


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Health Care and Transition

Taking responsibility and being able to advocate for one’s own health care will be different for each person.  However, for everyone, self-direction and autonomy are desired outcomes.  For parents who have cared for a child and advocated for their child’s health care, it is a shift to be guiding a teen or young adult as they move through adolescence towards more independence.   

 


 Crucial to this is respecting and supporting an individual’s responsibility for their own health care and their participation in decision-making.  With funding from New York State’s Family to Family Health Care Information and Education Center, the information included in this publication was developed to assist families and youth with special health care needs and disabilities.


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THE WORLD OF WORK: Points for Students to Consider

Parent to Parent of NYS, with funding as NYS Family to Family Health Care Information Center, has developed a guide of points for youth to consider when exploring work and career options.  For a young adult with a disability, there are items to consider before building a career, exploring employment opportunities, or taking a job. To achieve success and prepare for the world of work, it is important to ask  questions and consider particular strategies.


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