There are significant differences between adult and pediatric health care model, which may affect adherence by young adults with chronic diseases. Pediatric care is family oriented and relies on significant parental involvement in decision making; however, adult care is patient-specific and requires autonomous, independent skills of patients, without many interdisciplinary resources. Health care transition is important for all youth, even if they do not have special needs in order to maximize lifelong functioning and well-being.
“Transition to Adult Healthcare” When do you let go of pediatric care and move on to the adult medical world? What do you need to know about a “medical home,” financing healthcare, legal issues and how to plan for transition to adult healthcare?
Presented by Brandi Kern, Regional Coordinator, Parent to Parent of Georgia
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 9:30am – 11:00am
J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center 437 Old Peachtree Road, NW Suwanee, GA 30024 Building 200 Central Gwinnett Room 2.111
(See attached file: GCPSPMP.102318.MedicalTransition.pdf)
"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up." - John Holmes
The Parent Mentor Program distributes information that might be useful to families who have children with special needs. The information provided is for informational use and is not intended to replace the advice of professionals. It is not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by Gwinnett County Public Schools.
The Parent Mentor Program distributes information that might be useful to families who have children with special needs. The information provided is for informational use and is not intended to replace the advice of professionals. It is not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by Gwinnett County Public Schools. Gwinnett County Public School Parent Mentors are not a part of this initiative. Please refer all questions and comments to Ms. Looper. Her contact information is shown below. ARE YOU IN NEED OF SAFE, QUALITY AFTERCARE FOR YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD? ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR A LOCATION, CONVENIENT TO THE SCHOOL YOUR CHILD ATTENDS? I am a parent of a child who receives special education services in Gwinnett County Public School System. Currently, I am collaborating with Nesbit Elementary (my child's school) and the YMCA that provides their after school program, to begin serving students with special needs. This effort will be a pilot program, with hopes of expanding to other schools at all levels (Elem, Middle, HS). This program would be an addition to the existing YMCA after school program currently in place at Nesbit. The goal of this initial program is to create a safe after school environment with specially trained caregivers to support our children's additional needs in toileting, feeding, and more focused care (lower teacher/student ratios). To best support the start of this initiative, we need to show the need (how many students would be enrolled to make this financially feasible) If you need or have interest in this resource, want to be a part of this project, or have questions/suggestions, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I am excited about making this happen in Gwinnett County and look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Jenn Looper