Transition to Adulthood Services Resources

Healthcare Transition Resources: Taking Charge of Your Health

A primary care provider is an important health professional who sees you for most of your medical needs, routine screenings, wellness visits, and non-emergency illnesses. Finding the right one is an important step in taking care of your health.

This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides tips for finding a new healthcare provider when you’re transitioning from pediatric to adult care.

This is a helpful resource to assess what you already know about your health as you prepare to transition to an adult healthcare provider.

Got Transition® is a federally funded center that offers many resources for young adults and their families to support them in their journey as they transition from pediatric to adult healthcare. Access resources here.

This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides tips and information you should gather to help you prepare for your healthcare appointment.

Teenagers: soon you’ll be an adult. Adults need adult doctors. When you reach late teens or early 20s, your ability to manage your healthcare will be important to your health. We want you to be ready.

Healthcare Transition Tips for Parents & Caregivers

For Parents and Caregivers

This resource will help to show what your child already knows about their health; and will show areas that you think they (or you) need to know more about as they transition to an adult healthcare provider.

In the not-so-distant future, your child will be an adult. Adults need adult doctors. Your child’s ability to manage his or her care will be very important to staying as healthy as possible. That’s why we have a special Transition Program.

Educational Materials for Practitioners

This document should be completed by pediatric medical providers, in collaboration with patients and their caregivers, then should be shared with the transitioning patient’s new, adult medical providers, as well as the patient and their caregivers, as appropriate.

This is a sample of a letter to be written by the pediatric provider, and sent to the new adult provider of a patient transitioning to adult care.

This clinical pathway describes the process of transitioning a pediatric patient to an adult healthcare provider.

Healthcare Transition Tips for Young Adults with Intellectual Challenges

If you are a high school or a college student with a disability, you have come to the right place! The Student Lounge has resources designed to help you learn more about how to prepare for and be successful in postsecondary education and careers.

Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) offers a self-advocacy guide for transition to adulthood, with information to help you in advocating for yourself or someone else with a disability.

Transitioning can be an overwhelming process. Pacer’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment offers resources on the transition process for middle school and high school, postsecondary education, employment, benefit programs, and independent and community living.

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Support and Education Groups

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ensures that individuals with disabilities are given protection from discrimination. Often at school, this means that a child is allowed reasonable accommodations as determined by a 504 Committee.