Supporting Youth to Adult Health Care Transition

VIDEOS: Tools for a Successful Transition

Health Transition: Adult Providers

Finding adult providers who are a good fit can be a challenge. Adult Providers are one of the tools to a successful transition to adult healthcare. Youth and their parents talk about the steps they took to find adult providers. (length 1 minute 14 seconds)

Health Transition: Decisions

Making Decisions, both big and small is part of becoming an adult. Learning to make Decisions is one of the tools to a successful transition to adult healthcare. Youth and their parents talk about the steps they took to learn how to make every-day decisions. They also talk about using Supported Decision-Making in place of guardianship.(length 2 minutes 42 seconds)

Health Transition: Medications

Taking Medications is part of life for many youth with special heath care needs. Taking medications independently or with a little support is one of the tools to a successful transition to adult healthcare. Youth talk about the pride they take in learning to manage their medications. Parents talk about the steps they took to teach their child how to be as independent as possible with their medications. (length 1 minute 32 seconds)

Health Transition: Appointments

Making Appointments is part of transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare. Making Appointments independently or with a little support is one of the tools to a successful transition to adult healthcare. Youth talk about the pride they take in making their own appointments, either by phone, in person, or my computer. Parents talk about the steps they took to teach their child how to be as independent as possible making their own appointments. Telemedicine is a good option for many youth. (length 2 minutes 52 seconds)