This tip sheet from the Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) provides helpful information for making the transition to adult healthcare providers. You should begin seeing an adult doctor around ages 18 to 21.
DSCC’s Financial Skills Checklist
The Division of Specialized Care for Children’s (DSCC) Financial Skills Checklist provides information to help youth identify money management skills they have mastered, and the areas where they may need additional focus. Some of these activities may not apply to everyone.
DSCC’s Money Management Skills Tip Sheet
As you begin to transition to adulthood, you can begin to manage (or co-manage) your money. The Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) created this Money Management Skills Tip Sheet to help youth with special healthcare needs learn about managing money, budgeting and setting up credit as they transition to adulthood.
DSCC’s Point of Entry to Services in Illinois for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities (PUNS) Tip Sheet
The Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) created this tip sheet to help youth with special healthcare needs and their families learn about registering for PUNS. PUNS stands for Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services. It is the point of entry to services in Illinois for individuals with developmental disabilities.
The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Division of Developmental Disabilities uses the PUNS database to identify who needs services and what services they need.
Children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities who need or want services or supports can enroll in PUNS.
DSCC’s Employment Activities: Learning Job Skills Tip Sheet
Would you like to get a job? This Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) employment activities tip sheet can help youth with disabilities explore the job skills needed to be ready to go to work. Use this tip sheet to identify the skills you have and what skills you need to build. You will also find helpful information on getting along with co-workers, workplace readiness training resources and more.
DSCC’s Gaining Work Experience Tip Sheet
There are many ways to get work experience and find a job you love. The Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) Gaining Work Experience tip sheet was created to help youth with special healthcare needs build skills, explore opportunities, and learn about the many ways you can gain work experience. The tip sheet also includes resources for transition and employment, building a resume and more.
DSCC’s Vocational Training Tip Sheet
It’s never to early to think about the job you want to do after high school. The Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) created this tip sheet to help youth with special healthcare needs and their families explore career interests, find program and develop work skills.
DSCC’s Find Your Strengths and Talents Tip Sheet
The Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) created this tip sheet to help youth with special healthcare needs find their personal strengths and abilities. These talents, strengths and areas of interest can be stepping stones to a career or job.
The tip sheet includes:
- Steps for helping you identify things you are good at
- Ways to have friends and family members help you identify and share your talents
- Resources and worksheets to help you learn more
DSCC’s Adolescent Development Tip Sheet
As youth with special healthcare needs transition to adulthood, they may undergo many physical, emotional and behavioral changes. This tip sheet from the Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) covers what both teens and parents can expect and how to cope.