Welcome to the Health Transition Wisconsin Toolkit.
This site was developed to assist all youth, families, and medical providers in transition from pediatric to adult health care.
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
It is particularly vital for CYSHCN and their families to consider how their health care transition will look. While CYSHCN may transfer care at a different stage than their peers,individualized transition goals should be part of their routine medical care.
The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health recently released their data from 2009/2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. Currently, only about 44% of Youth with special health care needs received the services necessary to make appropriate transitions to adult health care, work and independence in Wisconsin, only slightly above the national figure of 40%. Learn more...
Developing Future Skills
Transition is about preparing for life as an adult which may include:
- Caring for your own health and medical needs
- Attending a university or community college
- Getting job training
- Getting a job
- Living away from home
- Getting around in the community
- Engaging in individually meaningful activities
These are important skills for ALL youth.