Specific Disability Related Assessments

American College of Physicians Toolkits to Facilitate Health Care Transitions

The American College of Physicians published disease-specific tools for young adults in transition to help them successfully achieve optimal self-care: the Pediatric to Adult Care Transitions Toolkit and Condition-Specific Tools Toolkit.

The tools contain a transition readiness assessment for pediatric clinicians, a medical summary and transfer record, and a self-care assessment for adult clinicians. Currently tools are available in the following sub-specialties with more to be added over time: general internal medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, nephrology, and rheumatology.

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Rehabilitation and Training Center on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities

The Rehabilitation and Training Center on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU-RRTC) offers resources, fact sheets, articles, webcasts and more on their site. The site also has a searchable database for articles and research conducted through the VCU-RRTC. The site also has a Q & A on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities fact sheets.

 

Engage Transition Toolkit (Mental Health Needs)

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has assembled Engage Transition Toolkit, a 41-page booklet to help students with mental health issues and their families discuss and assess their readiness to transition from school to adult life.

Engaging the Next Generation to Achieve Their Goals through Empowerment or ENGAGE is an initiative of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (ODMHAS), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).

Download the Engage Transition Toolkit (PDF). a link to the PDF file is available. PDF files can be accessed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

 

National Deaf Center: Transition Resources

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) offers a continually expanding library of resources available to help students with deafness or hearing impairments successfully prepare for post-secondary transition. This link goes directly to the current “Transition” resources available at the website.

The National Dead Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) is a technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Their mission is to support postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf, deafblind, deafdisabled, hard of hearing, or late deafened.

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Updated September 29, 2017