This policy statement from the AAP represents a consensus on the critical first steps that the medical profession needs to take to help young adults with special health care needs transition to adulthood.
This factsheet presents new nationally representative data on transition services provided by pediatricians.
This article is written by a parent of 2 children with special health care needs and a pediatrician. It focused on the importance of a Medical home and how to prepare for transition(s).
This article reviews the develpoment and evaluation of health care transition policy for young adults with special health care needs over the past 20 years.
The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) transition guide developed as part of their Life Journey Through Autism series focuses on the importance of early planning, collaboration for transitioning and community-based instruction.
This Clinical Report from the AAP addresses the importance of a planned transition and maintance of a Medical Home during transitioning from adolescent health care to adult.
The following informational articles are from the Autism Society to help parents transition their children across grade levels and into adulthood:
Internet Resources and Websites
National Health Care Transition Center: www.gottransition.org
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living: www.abil.org
The Newtork on Transitions to Adulthood: www.transad.pop.upenn.edu
Housing and Mortgages for people with Disabilities: www.mortgageloan.com/disabilities
College Resources: www.going-to-college.org
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD): www.ahead.org
Transition Coalition: www.transitioncoalition.org
Aquamarine Blue: Personal Stories of College Students with Autism edited by Dawn Prince-Hugh
Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome or High Functioning Autism by Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy
Employment for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome or Non Verbal Learing Disabilities by Yvona Fast
Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism by Jed Baker, MD
Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome by Ann Palmer