RxYouth in Transition
Getting ready to move to adult care means learning new skills and taking on more responsibility for your healthcare. Below are some resources that will help you prepare and gain more independence in managing your healthcare and other aspects of your life.
Becoming an Adult: Taking Responsibility for Your Medical Care - Nemours
This video describes ways to prepare for the transition to adult care.
Youth in Transition
This website, designed for youth 12 and up, will help youth learn to manage their own healthcare. It offers tips on taking charge of their health, gives the 411 on what adult care is like, and highlights supports and resources available.
This BC government funded program aims to prepare youth for their transition to adulthood.
Good 2 Go Transition Program
Sick Kids Hospital in Ontario offers this transition website to help prepare youth for the move to adult care. You can also keep track of your medical information with their MyHealth Passport.
SickKids - Teens Taking Charge
SickKids hospital provides pages for teens to help them learn to manage hemophilia, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and liver or kidney transplants.
Transitioning Youth with Diabetes in Calgary
This locally created website, informs youth with diabetes about transferring from the Alberta Children's Hospital to adult care.
Growing Up Ready
The Holland Bloorview Growing Up Ready program helps to prepare children with disabilities for adult life.
With its aim to improve transition from pediatric to adult care, this site provides information and advice to ensure a smooth transition.
The Jacksonville Health and Transition Services (JaxHATS) clinic created a website with tips and information, to help teens and young adults transition from pediatric to adult care.
Articles & PDFs
Transitioning Your Medical Care: Sickle Cell Disease
Though written for patients with sickle cell disease, any youth preparing for adult care will be able to learn about transition from this article.
LOST IN TRANSITION: Transitioning from the pediatric to adult health care system by Roger Collier
This article showcases the ins and outs of medical transition.
Helping Your Teenager Make the Transition from Pediatric To Adult Care
Prepared for AboutFace by Arlette Lefebvre, MD Psychiatrist at SickKids, Toronto, this page has advice and guidance to help teens prepare for adult care.
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Part I of this book provides parents with information to help their teen with special needs prepare for life beyond high school. *Note: Part II references legislation specific to the USA*
This guide, written for teens and young adults leaving home, has all the information they need to live independently.
This book offers expert answers to questions that teens living with chronic conditions or disabilities have about growing up.
Executive skills are important for navigating life. This book promotes teens' independence by building brain-based abilities that are needed to be organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions.
This useful guide provides strategies to help teens become independent in managing their diabetes. Though written specifically for diabetics, other teens with chronic health conditions will benefit from some of the suggestions.
All teens have to decide what to do after high school - whether it is university, working, volunteering or taking time off to travel. This book helps teens think critically about their options and helps them make an informed decision.
For the parents of those in their twenties, this book is a guide for how to help adult children make the transition to adulthood.
This easy to understand book about recent adolescent brain research will help parents and educators who work with teens better understand and support them as they navigate their way to adulthood.
Thank you to our friends from the Well on Your Way Youth in Transition program at the Alberta Children's Hospital for their contributions.
This material is designed for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction and/or treatment. If you have specific questions, please contact your doctor or appropriate health care professional.
For more information contact the Child Health Information Specialist at 403-955-7745 or firstname.lastname@example.org