Secondary & Post-Secondary Education
- Learn about tools and resources for schools in our webinar presentation entitled “The Role of Schools in Health Care Transition” (6/28/13)
- Essential Role of the School Nurse (presentation on 9/15/14)
- Transition Planning for Students with Chronic Conditions or Disabilities (2014, National Association of School Nurses)
- What’s Health Got To Do with Transition? (updated 2009, USF). A 40-hour classroom curriculum for high schools students in special education that promotes health literacy, self-determination, and health care management skill-building; includes a detailed Teacher’s Guide. Findings from the intervention are reported in this article in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2010), research poster (APHA conference, 2006), and comprehensive report (2005).
- Healthy Transitions (lesson plans, videos, and other tools for students with intellectual disabilities)
- My Health Care is a classroom curriculum developed by FDDC and USF to improve health literacy, communication and self-advocacy skills among adolescents and adults with ID/DD. Read about the program here, and download materials for learners and instructors here. Evaluation study results are here.
Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans
- Embedding Health Care Transition Outcomes in IEPs (Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin)
- From the Adolescent Health Transition Project, Washington State Department of Health, University of Washington
- Preparing for IEP Meetings (English) (Spanish) (Haitian Creole) 10 steps for parents to prepare for IEP meetings
- IEP Guide: Summary, Process & Practical Tips (from Autism Speaks)
- Transition Planning Guide (from the Florida Department of Education/Project 10)
- Sample Section 504 Plan for Diabetes (from American Diabetes Association)
Other Materials and Resources
- Advocating for Yourself in School (English) (Spanish) (Haitian Creole) Tips for middle and high school students
- FL School District/Social Service Agency Contacts (contacts by school district for foster care liaisons. child legal services, community-based care, and DCF regional directors)
- Staying Safe at Work (brochure about occupational health curriculum from University of CA, Berkeley)
- Sexuality Across the Lifespan (FDDC, Univ. of Albany)
- Spina Bifida Overview for Teachers (Fact sheet from the Spina Bifida Association)
- GEMSS (tools for schools concerning students with genetic conditions)
- Family Network on Disabilities (multiple programs for families of children/students with disabilities)
- Special Education Guide (information for parents and teachers of students with special needs)
NEW! An easy-to-use, interactive Transition Toolkit for physicians, families and youth, case managers, and teachers. Through a series of questions, the toolkit helps you determine which resources may be most useful (depending on your role) to support the transition process. Developed by the Northeast FloridaHATS Coalition, the Toolkit incorporates instruments and resources that have been adapted for Floridians but can be used by anyone. Get started here!
- Florida Consortium on Postsecondary Education and Intellectual Disabilities (existing programs in Florida for students with intellectual disabilities)
- Going to College (for students with disabilities, from Virginia Commonwealth University)
- College and Disability Services (video from Pacer Center)
- Universal Design (AHEAD)
- College Students with Chronic Medical Conditions (AHEAD)
- College Students with ADHD (AHEAD)
- College Students with Learning Disabilities (AHEAD)
- College Students with Hearing Impairment (AHEAD)
- Accessible IT (EASI)
- HEATH Resource Center (George Washington University)
- Affordable Colleges for Students with Disabilities (from Affordable Colleges Online)
- College Resources for Students with Disabilities (from BestColleges.com; explains legal rights and assistive services available)
- Resource for Online Schools provides a compilation of every college program offered online, including both full and part-time programs. A Schools Directory organizes programs by state, with Florida programs listed here.
- Think College (college options for students with intellectual disabilities)
NEW! A graduate level, online certificate in Education and Health Care Transition (EdHCT) is now being offered by the University of Florida. Visit http://education.ufl.edu/education-healthcare-transition/ to learn more about integrating education and health care transition, and building expertise in this emerging discipline.