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ERIC Number: ED452632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Transition Planning for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities: Information for Families and Teens.
Porter, Stephanie; Freeman, Linda; Griffin, Lynne Reeves
Designed for Massachusetts parents and adolescents with special health needs, this booklet provides information on the transition to adulthood. It covers four major areas of adulthood: health care, education, employment, and recreation. It includes: (1) a family fact sheet on health care transition that explains important issues and lists practical steps that should be addressed in adolescence; (2) information for adolescents on becoming their own health care advocates; (3) tips for creating an effective educational transition plan; (4) information for adolescents on taking charge of their education; (5) suggestions for planning for employment; (6) information for adolescents on preparing for a job; (7) tips for creating rewarding recreational experiences; (8) information for adolescents on making friends, enjoying recreation in their community, and having fun at home; (9) Internet resources on transition; (10) suggestions for communicating with doctors and other health care providers; (11) a checklist for planning for education after high school; (12) potential consultants to the transition team; (13) agency resources relating to transition planning; (14) Massachusetts state resources; (15) information on Social Security Income work incentives; (16) a checklist for planning for employment; and (17) a summary of the laws related to adolescent transition. (Contains 31 references.) (CR)
Institute for Community Inclusion/UAP, Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115. Tel: 617-355-6506; Tel: 617-355-6956 (TTY); Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Inst. for Community Inclusion.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Public Health, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts