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Planning for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities: A Guide for Health Care Providers



Originally published: 2/2000

Suggested audiences:

Transition 2000

This 80-page resource guide is written for health care providers who care for children with special health care needs. The guide gives information, resources and strategies needed by providers to support adolescents and their families to meet the challenges of transition. With advances in medicine, children with significant disabilities and complex medical conditions are living longer than ever before. As a result they are faced with new challenges as they enter adolescence and adulthood. Physicians are in a unique position to support adolescents as they journey into adulthood --- helping them take greater responsibility for their own health care and prepare for employment, independent living and other activities of adult life.

For more information, email Nicole Roos.

This booklet was created through a joint effort of the Institute for Community Inclusion at Children's Hospital, Boston and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, as part of the Massachusetts Initiative for Youth with Disabilities. Supported in part by project #H01MC00006 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

Download the guide (pdf file)

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