Transitioning from pediatric to adult health care can present unique challenges for people with developmental disabilities.
Parents may wonder:
- Do adult providers understand my young adult’s disability?
- Will the new provider be able to communicate effectively with my adult child?
- What resources exist to assist with this essential step toward independence?
Please join Dr. Clarissa Kripke, Director of the UCSF Office of Developmental Primary Care, Dr. Laurie Nakahira from Santa Clara Family Health Plan, and a young adult self-advocate for an overview of pediatric to adult health care – where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going. Hear a personal story of transition and learn about relevant public benefits and where to find resources that can help.
This is a Connections California event. Connections California, a project of Parents Helping Parents – Silicon Valley, is made possible thanks to generous support from Santa Clara Family Health Plan.