Health Care Transition Tools

Health Care Transition Tools and Resources for Families and Caregivers of Youth with Developmental Disabilities

Tool Objective

This tool provides information and resources to assist families and caregivers supporting youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are transitioning from the pediatric to the adult health care system. This resource highlights key timelines, a readiness checklist, and skills and resources. Clinicians can also use this resource to anticipate needed services, accommodations and supports.

Developed by

The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative (2014), Surrey Place, Toronto

The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program is currently in the process of updating this 2011 practice resource to reflect the Primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines (Canadian Family Physician, Vol 64: April 2018). Updated practice resources are scheduled to be launched in October 2018.