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Transition to Adulthood


Transitioning to adulthood

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Ilinois Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
Provides a number of resources and tools to help youth and families in the transition from pediatric to adult health care.

A Transition Guide
Published by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, the guide addresses transition planning, services and requirements, as authorized by IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act; education and employment options for students after high school; and supported decision-making.

The Book:
How to Navigate the Illinois Disability SystemSecuring services for children and adults with disabilities can be one of the most challenging experiences family members and guardians face as they care for their loved ones.You will learn How To Navigate the Illinois Disability System and obtain all the benefits which your disabled child / adult is entitled to under the law.
Author: Robert H. Farley

Transition to Adulthood
Center for Parent Information and Resources
The Center serves as a main resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) Also available In Spanish

Portable Medical Summary
The portable medical summary is an important component of transition care. The most important aspect is that the medical summary is a document that can travel with the patient and is easily accessible.
Illinois Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics
Link to Portable Medical Document

Transition Coalition: Products and Materials
Valuable resources for practitioners as well as parents and others working with students on transition.

Transition: Healthcare Resources
Specialized Care for Children, UIC

Transition Quick Guide: Take charge of planning
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
Provides resources on planning and managing the career

Transition Resource Guide
Pathways for Success: Preparing for Life After High School
Milestone, Inc.
Funded by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois, provides resources and tips for making a successful transition for families and students.

HEATH Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center

Checklist is designed to give family members an easy to use list of topics that should be taken into consideration when discussing transition from high school to college.

Source: Illinois Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics:

Tool Kits
The tool Kits are created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.