For children with special healthcare needs, who have received services from pediatric providers for their entire lives, the process of taking control of their own healthcare needs as they get older --and eventually switching to an adult healthcare provider-- can be challenging. But with the right information and support, it can be a time of positive growth for both patients and their families.
Planning for this change prepares patients with special healthcare needs and their families to successfully transition to adult healthcare and community resources. Here you can:
read about the transition programs at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Transition materials developed in collaboration with the CHOP Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program which is supported by Project T73MC00051 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.