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PYLN Secondary Transition Toolkit 2012
The Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN) has created secondary transition toolkit to assist youth in their transition into the adult world. The best thing about the toolkit is that it was written and designed by youth with disabilities who are members of the Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN) for youth. It can also be used with families and professionals as a youth-friendly Toolkit for transition.
PYLN Secondary Healthcare Transition Toolkit 2012
The Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN) has created secondary healthcare toolkit to assist youth in their transition into the adult world. The best thing about the toolkit is that it was written and designed by youth with disabilities who are members of the Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN) for youth. It can also be used with families and professionals as a youth-friendly toolkit for transition.
Transition to Adult Living in Pennsylvania: Transition Health Care Checklist
The Pennsylvania Department of Health resource is a comprehensive resource designed to assist youth and families in making a successful transition to adult life. The document features special focuses on health and health related issues.
Communication Passport In Case of an Emergency
This document is designed to assist an individual with a disability to communicate information in case of an emergency.
Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities
This document provides information regarding how to prepare for a disaster for people with disabilities and other special needs.
Emergency Readiness Checklist for Individuals with a Disability
Emergency Readiness Checklist for Individuals with a Disability
Successful Health Transitions (Effective Practices)
As youth and young adults transition from school to adult life, planning based on health concerns is an integral aspect and is closely intertwined with success in post-secondary education, independent living, and community living goals. Success in these arenas requires that youth be as healthy and independent as possible in managing their health and medical related conditions. This webinar will address the importance of planning for health care needs in the secondary transition process; special concerns and community resources for particular complex health conditions; and provide examples of “best practices” in health planning in the transition process.
Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative
A Medical Home is not a building, a house, or a hospital, it is an approach to health care that emphasizes the partnership between pediatric clinicians and families, providing care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) that is accessible, coordinated, continuous, compassionate, comprehensive, culturally-effective, and family centered.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Training
Online Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Training for self-advocates, direct care workers and the general public is available through the KEPRO Southwest Health Care Quality Unit (KEPRO-HCQU)