Supporting Youth to Adult Health Care Transition

Integrated Transition Resources and Current Projects

Integrated Transition

Integrated transition planning is when youth with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities and their family members and service providers thoughtfully map out and prepare for the youth’s life as an adult.  It integrates planning for the youth’s healthcare, education, and work, to achieve their goals as an adult. Ideally, this planning occurs throughout childhood with more focused planning as the child becomes a teen.

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Youth Health Transition Initiative Projects

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Wisconsin Integrated Transition Planning Project

The WI Integrated Transition Planning Project aims to improve transition planning for Wisconsin youth with ID/DD. It brings together self advocates, family members, and people who work in education, employment, and healthcare. They work together to improve and simplify the transition planning process by promoting integrated transition planning.

The Wisconsin Integrated Transition Planning Project focuses extra attention on helping families who face more barriers in accessing services. These barriers are often due to lack of money, health insurance, or nearby services and supports.

Go to the website to learn about how you can join the effort and learn more.

National Initiative: Healthcare Transition (HCT) in Schools

Representatives from 8 states and staff from Got Transition® meet and explore how to encourage schools to include health and healthcare management in transition planning for youth with special health care needs.

In 2021 Samhita Ilango from Got Transition® presented at a Youth Health Transition Initiative Learning Community. The Importance and Integration of Health Care Transition into Schools

 

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Member states: WI, MD, MN, NC, NM, OR, TX, UT

Activities:

  • Sharing information about current practices and initiatives

  • Working with Got Transition® staff on policy

  • Planning for outreach at conferences and meetings

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