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Transition Timelines for Children & Adolescents

Transition Timeline for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities/Delays and Transition Timeline for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Illness/Physical Disabilities can be used to monitor and assess student progress via considerations such as parent and child interactions that encourage independence, supports and services to consider and programs ranging from birth to 22 years of age.

The resources were adapted from the Adolescent Health Transition Project sponsored by the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program, Washington State Department of Health and the Clinical Training Unit, University of Washington, 1995. Based on a model developed by Dr. Stephen L. Kinsman, Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Download Transition Timeline for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities/Delays (PDF).

Download Transition Timeline for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Illness/Physical Disabilities (PDF) is available for download. PDF files can be accessed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

 

This is Health Care Transition

This is Health Care Transition is 30-minute video for teenage students. The video addresses the changes students will face in regards to transitioning from pediatricians to other healthcare providers as well as other issues regarding health care transition. This is a very good introductory resource video for students capable of watching this video alone or with adult guidance. The content is non-childlike or condescending. There is also a link to the script of the video.

The “Additional Information” link provides additional information about health care transition for teens. Although some of the resources are Florida-specific, many of the topics, issues, and strategies are universal.

This informational video was developed by the Health Care Transition Initiative at the University of Florida.

This is Health Care Transition playlist is available on YouTube.

 

Transition Checklist for Parents & Caregivers

The Transition Checklist for Parents & Caregivers (PDF) identifies issues and creates a greater understanding of the skills and abilities that will help children transition into adulthood, starting at age 13, in regards to health care, doctor visits, and medical and health management.

This resource was developed by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP). PDF files can be accessed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

 

Resources & Tools for Families

The Resources & Tools for Families website offers over a dozen one-to-two page handouts that discuss a variety of topics concerning student health and medical issues students will face as they transition to adulthood. Included are transition checklists, timelines, guardianship considerations, understanding insurance, filling prescriptions, working with doctors, a portable medical summary sheet, and more. Although the specific provider information (where applicable) focused on Illinois, the topics and discussion points presented on the fliers are largely universal and good “starting points” concerning the health-related issues students face in transitioning to adulthood.

This resource was developed by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP).

 

Got Transition

Got Transition aims to improve transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies for health professionals and youth and families. The “Youth and Families” section has a number of assessments students can use (with guidance) to determine their health care readiness linked as attachments under several of the questions in the “Health Care Transition FAQs” section. This section can also be translated to Spanish.

This resource was developed by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health.

 

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

Portable Medical Survey

 

The Portable Medical Survey (PDF) can be filled out and used with students as a practical one-page, front and back, resource that outlines health issues and needs. It can be used as a tool to prompt discussion concerning self-advocacy and awareness-building of present health issues with the student and and other appropriate parties. The Portable Medical Survey is available online under Resources and Tools for Families.

This resource was developed by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP).

 

 

Health & Medical Assessment Links by Name

 

The following is a list of Health & Medical Assessment links by name. PDF files can be accessed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

 

 

Health & Medical Assessment Links

 

Specific Disability Related Assessment Links

 

 

Portable Medical Summary

 

This page was updated April 11, 2018