These tools will help you prepare for the transition to adulthood.
The transition to adulthood is a significant and exciting time in a person’s life. For youth with special healthcare needs and their families, this journey is no less rewarding but requires careful planning and knowledge of valuable resources to assist in the transition. We’re here to provide this support and help you and your family prepare for what lies ahead.
We have developed a set of checklists and materials to help youth and their families learn and practice new skills and gain greater confidence and independence. You can search for these resources by category or region on the right side of this page.
We’ve also compiled some of our most popular checklists and materials into one convenient packet for ease of reference:
If you are interested in receiving a printed copy of the toolkit, please click here.
We are eager to partner with you to make the journey to adulthood as successful as possible.
This checklist provides information and resources about health insurance coverage, self-care, health care transition, decision-making and career planning and management.
The JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) has shared this one-page information sheet that lists available resources for those living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
When you become an adult, your experience at the doctor’s office and the hospital might be different from what
you are used to. This fact sheet explains some of the changes you might notice.
Rides Mass Transit District (RMTD) offers clean, comfortable and cost-effective public transportation. RMTD also offers safe and timely door-to-door service for local travel or access to regional destinations.
RAMP helps people with disabilities learn how to use public transportation in Rockford and Belvidere through a cooperative effort with the Rockford Mass Transit District.
Central Illinois Public Transit provides reliable and timely transportation that is wheelchair-accessible and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The program serves the counties of Christian, Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Montgomery, Moultrie and Shelby.
Illinois Transition Consortium
Helps students successfully transition from school to employment by providing contacts, education, and support.
Contact by phone (618) 651-9028 or e-mail email@example.com.
Provides youth employment security through representation, training programs, and apprenticeship programs for students.
Helps assess skills and place at an appropriate job.