Supporting Youth to Adult Health Care Transition
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Wisconsin Youth Health Transition Initiative

Healthcare Transition is the change from pediatric to adult healthcare services. This transition can be very complex for youth with disabilities or special healthcare needs.

The Youth Health Transition Initiative provides information to these youth, their families, and their providers. We partner with several agencies and organizations to improve healthcare transition for Wisconsin families and providers.

Integrated Transition Planning

Ideally, healthcare transition is integrated with planning for education and employment….

Integrated transition planning is when youth with ID/DD, 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 education, work, and healthcare to achieve their goals as an adult. Ideally, this planning occurs throughout childhood with more focused planning as the child becomes a teen.

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.