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ERIC Number: ED452633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Transition Planning for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities: A Guide for Health Care Providers.
Porter, Stephanie; Freeman, Linda; Griffin, Lynne Reeves
Designed for Massachusetts health care providers, this booklet provides information on transition planning for adolescents with special health care needs and disabilities. It includes resources and strategies to guide interventions with families and to focus their attention on four key facets of adulthood: health care, education, employment, and recreation. An introductory section highlights the important facts, concerns, and challenges that define the need for provider interventions. Family fact sheets are then provided that contain important factual information, reminders, strategies, and resources for families to consider as they help their adolescents become adults. Four teen-specific sheets are also provided that can be copied and given to adolescents. These sheets promote self-care and advocacy, provide tips, and identify resources for additional information. In addition, the booklet includes a provider checklist and timeline that can be used as a tool to remind providers to raise specific issues at different visits, a list of community resources that families can access for assistance, additional tools and information that remind providers to initiate discussions on specific topics with families and suggested reading for providers and families, a summary of the laws related to adolescent transition, and a glossary of terms. (Contains 45 references.) (CR)
Institute for Community Inclusion/UAP, Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115. Tel: 617-355-6506; Fax: 617-355-7940; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
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