Transition to adult health care can be difficult for young adults with disabilities
“Putting patients in a position to be as autonomous as possible and starting that process as early as possible – it makes a big difference.”
The transition from pediatric health care to adult health care can present a special challenge for young people with disabilities. Phil Crain, patient navigator for the STEP (Staging the Transition for Every Patient) Clinic, joins Alabama Care to talk about some ways to smooth that transition, including learning about one’s medical history, finding a medical home, developing greater autonomy, and learning self-advocacy skills.
- What is the STEP Program?
- What are the requirements to participate in STEP?
- What are the reasons that make the STEP Clinic is so important?
- Transition conference in March 2023 at United Ability
- What research are you currently working on?
- What led you to want to work with the disability community? What is one piece of advice you would give to someone that is transitioning from pediatric to adult care?
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Alabama Care is partially supported by the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities (http://www.acdd.org/). The views expressed are not necessarily the views of these organizations.