Health care transition is the process of getting ready for health care as an adult. During childhood, parents usually help with medical needs—they call for doctor appointments, fill out forms, and keep track of medications. As youth get older, managing medical needs becomes their own responsibility. The resources below can help you learn more and assist you with this transition.
Click HERE to watch a video from Nemours that describes how young people can be more involved as they move from the pediatric to the adult health care world. This includes the skills they will need to be successful and how being an adult patient will differ from their pediatric experience.
Autism Transition Handbook
transition website for individuals with autism spectrum disorder
Delaware Disability Hub
transition website for young adults with disabilities and their families
Delaware Family Voices
help navigating healthcare services and insurance issues
Healthy Transitions Mobile App
mobile app to build skills for independence
Transition Care Practice – Christiana Care Health System
primary care for young adults with special healthcare needs
Transition of Care Division at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
consultative services to prepare patients and families to enter the adult health care system