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Transition: Healthcare Resources

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  • PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment

    Information and resources for families of youth with disabilities on transition planning, civil rights, work-based learning, higher education and more.

  • PACER’s Transition Health Plan for Youth with Disabilities and their Families

    PACER’s Transition Health Plan for Youth with Disabilities and Their Families is designed to help parents and youth assess where they are at and plan next steps to prepare youth to take on more responsibility for their own health care.

  • Preparing For College When You Have Congenital Heart Disease

    Going to college is an exciting time filled with new friends and experiences. When you have congenital heart disease (CHD), it can be overwhelming or tempting to put your care on the back burner. It’s very important that you stay in care and are as prepared as possible. The Adult Congenital Heart Association provides this resource with tips to help you maintain good health while you further your education.

  • Primary Care: Skills Tips

    Primary Care for Children: (English) (Spanish)

    Primary Care for Teens: (English) (Spanish)

  • Self Exam: Skills Tips

    Self Exam for Females: (English) (Spanish)

    Self Exam for Males: (English) (Spanish)

  • Special Olympics School of Strength

    Special Olympics has created a fitness video series in partnership with WWE for Special Olympics athletes, led by Special Olympics athletes. The fitness campaign targets athletes in their teens and late 20s and features four workout videos with varying levels of difficulty in flexibility, strength, balance and endurance exercises encouraging athletes to commit to a lifetime of fitness habits.

  • The Importance of Healthcare Transition

    Transition not only includes vocational goals and community involvement but also health care transition. This includes discussing and planning for maximizing the potential for self-management of health care, along with age-appropriate health care as they transition to adulthood.

    In this short video, one of the regional managers with UIC’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) explains the importance of healthcare transition and how DSCC is here to help youth and their families prepare for what lies ahead.

  • Transition QuickGuide: Take Charge of Planning and Managing Your Own Health and Career Goals

    This checklist provides information and resources about health insurance coverage, self-care, health care transition, decision-making and career planning and management.

  • Well Child Care for Children: Skills Tips

    (English) (Spanish)

  • What To Do In A Medical Emergency: Skills Tips

    (English) (Spanish)