Transitioning to adult care: Resources

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A list of resources for transitioning to adult care.

Key points

  • Use online resources to help prepare yourself for transitioning to adult care.

There are many resources available to you to help prepare for the transition to adult care. Here are just a few.

Resources

Transition

Healthcare Connect - www.health.gov.on.ca/en/ms/healthcareconnect/public
Phone: 1-800-445-1822
Helps Ontarians find a family health-care provider (physicians, nurse practitioners)

211 Ontario - www.211ontario.ca
Phone: 211
Information and referral to community and social services

Got Transition.org - www.gottransition.org
Provides tools and resources on transition

Kids Help Phone - www.kidshelpphone.ca
Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Provides free and confidential counselling and support for youth

Easy for You to Say: Q&As for Teens Living with Chronic Illness or Disability (2012)
Author: Miriam Kaufman, Firefly Books
Available at public libraries or through major booksellers

Transitioning to Adult Care and SickKids’ Resource Navigation Service
Supports, tools and resources related to the adult health-care system, including assistance with application and information on available resources

Finances

Ontario Disability Support Program

Ontario Works

Disability Tax Credit

Supports for adults with developmental disabilities

Developmental Services Ontario - https://www.dsontario.ca/
Adult developmental services funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) in Ontario

Community Networks of Specialized Care - http://www.community-networks.ca/
Network that supports people with a developmental disability and mental health needs and/or challenging behaviour

P4P Planning Network - http://www.planningnetwork.ca
Resource network for families in Ontario who are assisting a person living with a disability

Last updated: March 3rd 2021