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 Wisconsin Health Transition Tools

The Transition Health Care Checklist: Preparing for Life as an Adult and the Youth Pocket Guide are resources for young adults as they transition to adult health care and learn to manage their health more independently.

The Transition Skills Checklist (PDF) is an extensive checklist of skills that are important as youth transition to adulthood.

Health Information For Teens  This information may help teens to learn more about their health.  American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, offers a "For Teens" library of KidsHealth information written in understandable language, about a variety of health topics.

Genetics in Wisconsin  This website provides genetics information and resources for patients, families, and health professionals.  It may be useful for teens and young adults seeking to learn about genetic conditions and about available programs and services. 

Sickle Cell Trait Information (SCT): As a young adult, you may need to know your sickle cell trait (SCT) status to participate in team sports or for other reasons.  If you were born in Wisconsin after November 1, 1988, you were tested at birth.  A result is available and you do not need to be re-tested.  Click here to learn how to obtain your result!

Organizations

There are several Wisconsin organizations that can help you and your family learn about transition, as well as other issues related to children and youth with special health care needs. 

Family Voices of Wisconsin

Family  Voices of Wisconsin is statewide network of families who have children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities and those who work on their behalf.

Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support (“WI FACETS”)

WI FACETS provides and broadens opportunities that enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities and their families,

Parent 2 Parent of Wisconsin

Parent 2 Parent of Wisconsin is an organization that helps parents raising children with special needs to connect with another parent who has already learned the language and found the resources…someone who has “been there.”