A new video series for youth with special health care needs has been launched by Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. The series focuses on transition to adulthood for youth who face taking charge of their own medical care along with seeking employment and living independently.
The transition from adolescence to independent young adulthood can be an especially challenging time for those with special health care needs. A great deal of planning and forethought is needed to help these patients move from pediatric to adult health care providers, from education to employment and from their family home to independent living when possible.
To help patients, families and caregivers understand the many important issues they face prior to and during this period of transition, Nemours has developed a series of videos now available on YouTube. The videos, made possible by a grant from NYMAC, cover four main areas: