Getting Ready

Your parents have likely been responsible for arranging medical appointments, keeping track of your health information, managing your medications or treatment plan, and talking to your healthcare team from the time you were diagnosed. However moving to adult care means your parents' role will change, and so will yours. Getting ready for this move means learning new skills and taking on more responsibility for your healthcare. The goal of this website is to provide you and your family with information and resources to help you prepare for adult care.

To get started:

  1. Review these Transition Guidelines to help you plan ahead:
  2. Use these Parent and Youth Transition Readiness Checklists to see what you already know or are able to do, and what you may need to work on.
  3. Use My Plan to set goals and track your progress.
  4. Discuss questions or concerns with your doctor, nurse, and/or family.

The best time to start getting ready is NOW!