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ITPs in Transition to Adulthood Planning —
A Resource Page
Nathan J. Blum, MD, FAAP, Section Chairperson
Stephen H. Contompasis MD, FAAP, Section Web site Editor
Kerstin Hanson, BA
Pediatricians play an important role supporting the needs of children receiving supports to their education. Transition to adult life presents new challenges and opportunities to medical home practitioners supporting this effort. In the 37 years since passage of the Education for all Handicapped Children Act in 1975 there have been dramatic changes in the education of children with disabilities. However, despite this commitment of resources to children and adolescents with disabilities, many find it difficult to make a successful transition to adult roles and responsibilities. Thoughtful planning, beginning at a young age and supported by a medical home can increase the chances of youth with disabilities making the successful transition to adult roles and responsibilities.
Many resources exist to support pediatricians, youth in transition, and their family and community teams. Checklists, procedural guides, summaries of legal requirements and other materials are available. The following links to resources are provided for practitioners and families to consider.
Resource Library — Coming Soon
This forthcoming area of the Web site will allow the user to search for developmental and behavioral resources by a topic area. This resource library will include a function for the user to sort by developmental and behavioral topics and by type of resources, both from the AAP and other sources.
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AAP Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
The AAP Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics manual is now available at the AAP Bookstore. Purchase your copy today for the all-new clinical resource for caring for children with developmental and behavioral concerns.
Fall 2013 Newsletter is now available
Read the Fall 2013 edition of the Developmental and Behavioral News which includes articles such as, "ADHD in DSM-5: Few Changes in Diagnositc Criteria ", "The DSM-5 Autism Critera: A Social Rather Than Scientific Achievement ", "Reflections on Advocacy Experience ", and much more. Go to the About Us section for back issues of the newsletter.