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Transition to Adulthood - Healthy Living

 
 
Transition to Adulthood
Healthy Living
Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:   When should you help me start looking for practitioners who focus on adults?  Can some of my therapies be replaced with regular physical activities such as working out in a gym, using a treadmill or elliptical, or doing aerobics?  What health related tasks can I start to help with or do for myself, such as secure my own health insurance card, or keep track of my appointments?  Are you helping me to know the symptoms, triggers, and side effects of my disability or healthcare need and how to get help or interventions?  Are you helping me learn how to talk about my disability or healthcare needs with others?  Are you helping me to maintain a healthy lifestyle?  Are you helping me prepare for and understand puberty?  Have you talked to me about birth control/reproductive health?  Do I have a trusted adult I can talk to about personal issues?  Do I know how to prepare for and follow emergency evacuation orders?

Transitioning from a Pediatrician to Adult Service Health Providers
National Center for Medical Home http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/about/newsletter/spotlight_issues/transitions.aspx

Health Self Advocacy
Transition Milestones Skills List: Health Care - http://dscc.uic.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/0514.pdf

Understanding Puberty
Destination Adulthood:  Preparing Your Child for Adolescence and Puberty https://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/232/5.html

Birth Control
American Academy of Pediatrics Sexuality of Children and Adolescents With Developmental Disabilities http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/118/1/398.full

Emergency Evacuation
Disasters and Emergencies: Keeping Children and Youth Safe http://mydsact.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/DisastersEmergencies.274112605.pdf