Supporting Youth to Adult Health Care Transition

Training & Events

Have a specific event or training in mind?

Find a list of training and educational opportunities below, or browse the event calendar at the following link

You can also contact your Regional Center or Family Voices of Wisconsin at to ask about trainings in your area.

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Baylor's 22nd Annual Transition from Pediatric to Adult-Based Care Broadcast

Baylor College of Medicine’s 22nd Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care

Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29, 2021

The Wisconsin Youth Health Transition Initiative and Wisconsin Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) invite you to attend a virtual event, the Baylor College of Medicine’s 22nd Annual Chronic Illness and Disability Conference: Transition from Pediatric to Adult-based Care.

This event is focused on information that will be useful to physicians in internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, and psychiatry; other health care providers including psychologists, social workers, nurses, dietitians, case managers, counselors, and primary care providers and anyone interested in moving transition efforts forward in their organization.

WI residents have 2 options to register:

To register and pay, visit the conference website (see above), OR to request a scholarship from the WI Youth Health Transition Initiative, and for help registering, email Sonja Oetzel or call  608-265-8955. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Fri., Oct. 22.

5 scholarships are available to individuals with a disability and family members/caregivers, and 15 for professionals, so register early!

For any questions regarding this event, please contact Beth Guthrie-Moss at

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

“Bridging the Gap” was piloted in 2018 with similar content to the parent curriculum Build Your Bridge, but with adaptations for a shorter time available (e.g. a conference breakout) and modular information tailored to different audiences.  The 45-60 minute presentation is one that is appropriate for mixed audiences (parents and professionals) and provides resources and referrals for more information but is not designed to focus on skill-building or creating a transition plan for individual youth and families. Please contact your local Regional Center (link opens in a new tab) to see about scheduling.

Build Your Bridge Family Education

Build Your Bridge: Moving from Child to Adult Health Care

Date and Times will vary, check with your local Regional Center for a presentation near you!

This is a free presentation and conversation to help guide families through the transition from child-centered to adult health care systems. Youth and families are often overwhelmed and under-prepared for the transition to adult health care. This presentation will introduce and discuss when to start thinking about health care transition as well as provide helpful tools and resources. Visit the Regional Center section to find a presentation near you, or contact us.

As a result of participating in this presentation we hope you will:
• Define youth healthcare transition, what it is and why it is important.
• Identify activities in daily life where transition occurs.
• Apply tools and resources to take an active role in the health care transition process.
• Start a health transition action plan.

Health Provider & Health Professional Education (in development)

For more information on how your clinic can participate, visit our Health Care Providers section.

Learning Community Quarterly Broadcast

For more information or to sign up to receive notifications of upcoming opportunities visit our Learning Community page.