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Since You're Not A Kid Anymore
It's Time To Be More In Charge Of Your Health Care

Now That You're In High School
It's Time To Be More In Charge Of Your Health Care

When You're 18
You ARE In Charge Of Your Health

These 30 page health care transition guides include information and activities designed to help teens with special health care needs take a more active role in their own health care. All are available for download as a full color PDF document.

Since You're Not A Kid Anymore It's Time To Be More In Charge Of Your Health Care

Now That You're In High School It's Time To Be More In Charge Of Your Health Care

When You're 18 You ARE In Charge Of Your Health

Since You're Not
A Kid Anymore:
English - PDF
Spanish - PDF

Now That You're
in High School:
English - PDF
Spanish - PDF

When You're 18:
English - PDF
Spanish - PDF

Envisioning My Future:
A Young Personís Guide to Health Care Transition

Envisioning My Future: A Young Personís Guide to Health Care Transition

This 24 page guide is written for teens/young adults and families and has a separate section for youth in three different age ranges (12-14; 15-17 and 18+). Each section includes information to help youth be more in charge of their own health care, tips for parents, and a checklist of transition skills and activities. The guide also includes a list of transition related resources. Available in English and Spanish. Can be downloaded as a PDF color document or a printer-friendly grayscale document.

English: Full Color PDF | Grayscale Printer-Friendly PDF
Spanish: Full Color PDF | Grayscale Printer-Friendly PDF

Health Care Transition Planning Guides

Three age-linked HCT planning guides are available, (12-14; 15-17 and 18+) and are designed to help parents and youth with special needs look at future goals, assess teen's level of independence on key health related activities, identify what parents are doing to support the teen's autonomy in self-care, and develop a plan to transition from pediatric to adult-oriented health care. All planning guides are available in English and Spanish as a printer-friendly PDF.

English Planning Guide PDFs: Ages 12-14 | Ages 15-17 | Ages 18+
Spanish Planning Guide PDFs: Ages 12-14 | Ages 15-17 | Ages 18+

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Talking With Your Doctor

Talking With Your Doctor

This 18 minute video teaches teens how communicate effectively with health care providers so that they answer teens' questions and give the information and supports teens need to be more in charge of their own health. Teens will also learn how prepare and give health care providers the information they need to give teens the best possible medical care. (2008)

Streaming Video and Download Page

Available on a DVD for $5. For information on how to order this DVD, contact us via our online web form.

This is Health Care Transition

This Is Health Care Transition Video

Growing up and becoming an adult is difficult for all youth, but can be especially challenging for young people with special health care needs. This video was developed to help youth and young adults with chronic health conditions and their families be better prepared for adulthood, especially the move from pediatric to adult-oriented health care. This video was developed through a contract from Children's Medical Services to the University of Florida. Run time: 29 minutes. (2007)

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This video is available as a DVD for $5 each. For information on how to order this DVD, contact us via our online web form.

Health Care Transition: College and Beyond

Health Care Transition: College and Beyond

In many ways, Jeff Walden is a typical college student, but in some ways he is not. He was born with a severe physical disability that has posed many challenges on his road to independence. This video explores the process of transition from pediatric to adult oriented health care and the influences that have contributed to Jeffís success. Run time: 24 minutes (2004)

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Available on a DVD that also includes "Jimís Story" for $5. For information on how to order this DVD, contact us via our online web form.

Health Care Transition: Jimís Story

Health Care Transition: Jim's Story

Transition is never easy, however this process is usually more difficult for young adults with special health care needs who have been receiving care from specialized pediatric treatment settings and providers. This video looks at how Jim and his family prepared for health care transition and their efforts to complete the process. Run time: 10 minutes (2001)

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Web Sites

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Talking with Your Doctor and Other Healthcare Professionals:
http://hctransitions.ichp.ufl.edu/gladd
This web site, which was developed with funding from Children's Medical Services (Florida Title V CSHCN Program), includes videos, tips and strategies to help youth and young adults communicate more effectively with health care providers.

Main Web Site: http://hctransitions.ichp.ufl.edu

Streaming Videos: http://www.ichp.ufl.edu/videos/

Health Care Transition Training Program for Families and Youth:
http://hctransitions.ichp.ufl.edu/ddcouncil
This web-based training program is designed to help young people with disabilities and chronic health conditions and their families with the process of planning for and successfully completing a transition to adult oriented medical services.

Additional Health Care Transitions Resources: http://hctransitions.ichp.ufl.edu/resources.html