Graduating from pediatric to adult health care

Independent Living

Find additional information and resource links about public benefits in Just The Facts: The 411 on Health Insurance for Young Adults Ages 18-30 in Florida.

Social Security and Community-Based Services

Employment

Transportation

Housing

Other Resources

  • Selective Service for Men with Disabilities. Young males who are age 18, have a disability and live at home must register with Selective Service if they can reasonably leave their homes and move about independently. A friend or relative may help a disabled man fill out the registration form if he can’t do it himself.  See more information about registering with the Selective Service System.
  • FYI Transition (from FDDC/USF; web-based learning on transition planning, career and post-secondary education planning, job development and support, health, and independent living)
  • Legal and Financial (2013; video produced by Nemours)
  • The Changing Face of Benefits in Florida. New online tools are now available to help with benefits planning and asset development, designed to provide comprehensive information for individuals with disabilities, families, and professionals on work incentives, assets and benefits that may be retained when an individual with a disability goes to work.  See downloadable workbook.
  • Tools for Financial Independence for individuals with and without disabilities [2012, from Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) and the Department of Education/Vocational Rehabilitation]
  • TILES Transition Tool Kit  (from the Family Network on Disabilities)
  • Apps to Increase Independence  (2014 PPT presentation from Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology)
  • What to Know About Youth Transition Services (2016, Federal Partners in Transition)
  • #JustAdulting (2015, resources for young adults from the Florida Bar Association)