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Transition: Healthcare Resources

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  • Primary Care: Skills Tips

    Primary Care for Children: (English) (Spanish)

    Primary Care for Teens: (English) (Spanish)

  • Registering for PUNS: Transition Skills Tips and Tools

    PUNS stands for Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services.  The Illinois Division of Developmental Disabilities uses the PUNS database to identify who needs services and what services they need.

    Registering for PUNS is the point of entry to services in Illinois for individuals with developmental disabilities. Individuals who need help from the government to pay for needed Division of Developmental Disabilities Waiver services now, or in the future, should register for PUNS.

    The Transition Tips and Tools sheets include information to help you understand and register for PUNS as well as links to brochures from the Illinois Department of Human Services.

    (English) (Spanish)

  • Resources to Understand and Maximize Your Health Coverage

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has developed the Coverage to Care (C2C) initiative. C2C provides information to help you understand your health coverage and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right for you.

    Resources are provided in multiple languages and on topics including:

    • Five steps for making the most of your health coverage
    • Telehealth services
    • A step-by-step roadmap to health
    • A companion roadmap to behavioral health
    • Videos on maximizing your health coverage
  • 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)