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January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This school year, join Stone Soup Group and the Alaska Down Syndrome Network for our 6 session series on what you need to know as you and your student with disabilities prepare for adulthood. It’s never too early to start preparing for adulthood. We encourage parents of students of all ages to participate! Featuring:
Presentation: Adolescent Health Care Transition
Adolescence is a time of transition, when young adults need support, guidance, and time to gain knowledge and develop decision-making skills for adulthood. It is important for adolescents to learn how to access medical care and to practice self-management skills for making healthy living choices. Young adults with medical conditions also need to learn how to manage their medical needs and integrate these needs into their daily life.
This presentation offers tools for supporting adolescents as they learn about their health care needs and the health care systems where they access care. There will be discussion about the role parents, guardians, and caregivers play in supporting adolescents with the development of knowledge and skill as they assume more responsibility for their own care. The process for offering a coordinated healthcare transition process, while acknowledging challenges that make it difficult for some adolescents, parents, and medical providers to access or offer transition services and education will also be discussed. Suggestions for how to increase opportunities for all adolescents to develop healthcare skills prior to adulthood will also be shared.
Presented via ZOOM. ZOOM link will be sent after you have registered.
No computer? No worries, you can still join us via phone!