A Health Care Transition Guide for Young Adults

Young people in the waiting room at a health clinic.

Published by Disability.gov, "When You're 18" contains information to help young adults understand what it means to be legally in charge of their health care and how to stay healthy as they grow into adulthood. The 17-page guide includes quizzes on being an adult with special health care needs, life as an adult, talking with doctors, plus additional web resources on college and work. This resource was created by the Florida Department of Health especially for youth in Florida, but it can be useful as a model for young people living anywhere.

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