• Being a Healthy Adult: How to Advocate for Your Health and Healthcare
    This healthcare transition guide for youth and young adults with developmental disabilities contains checklists, worksheets and suggestions to increase self-management skills.
  • Boston Children’s Hospital Transition Toolkit
    This toolkit has many checklists, information & forms for helping you to talk with your Dr. about your treatment. Although this is a toolkit that can be used by anyone, it is particularly useful for those with metabolic diseases.
  • Children's Medical Services of Florida Youth Transitions
    Health care transition is the process of leaving pediatric or child health care services and getting adult health care services.  When a child or teen has a special health care need or a disability, they should start learning more about their health care needs and services to prepare for when they are older.
  • Finding Adult Health Care
    This tip sheet provides lots of things to think about before you choose an adult healthcare provider, like special transportation and insurance needs.
  • Living with a Chronic Illness or Disability
  • Important Issues to Learn About
    The video discusses issues you may need to consider as you take charge of your own healthcare and decisions about adult life.
  • Transition Quickguide: Take Charge of Planning and Managing Your Own Health and Career Goals
    A QuickGuide with information is for youth and young adults, including those with disabilities and chronic health conditions, from ages 12-30. With support from families, health care providers, workforce professionals, and others, young people can gain self-care and decision-making skills to take charge of planning and managing their 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.

This information is provided by the Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs within the Department of Public Health.