Supporting Youth to Adult Health Care Transition


Healthcare Transition is the change from pediatric to adult healthcare services. This transition typically takes place between the ages of 12 and 26 years.  This webpage offers tools, resources, and trainings to help healthcare professionals provide best practice transition care to their patients with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs.

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Health Care Transition ECHO Virtual Training Series

Registration is now open for the Waisman Center’s Health Care Transition ECHO virtual training series. This free, national 6-session series will be offered March to May 2024 11:30am – 1:00pm CST on the 2nd & 4th Fridays of each month. Health care transition (HCT) is the process of preparing youth and young adults for the transition to a healthy adulthood.

This ECHO is for health care providers across the US who work with youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This includes primary and specialty care providers, advanced practice providers (NP/PA), nurses, social workers, and any other provider interested in transition.

Participants will learn and share strategies to support youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to direct their own transition from pediatric to adult care and a healthy adulthood.

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