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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.

National Center for Medical Home Implementation

National Healthcare Transition Center

Transition to Adulthood Resource Manual

Transition Planning Resources

Post-Secondary Education

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)


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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