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Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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What is Transition?

A National goal for all Youth with Special Health Care Needs is to receive appropriate Transition Services.  What does this mean?

Transitioning from adolescence to adulthood is a challenge for all youth, but Youth with Special Health Care Needs may require additional services to help them become independent.  These services may include the following:

1. Finding appropriate adult health care, which includes providers, and insurance plans that will cover needed services

2. Identifying work and/or school related opportunities

3. Independent living

CSHS has created this webpage to help youth, families, and providers learn about resources and information that may assist them with transition related needs and goals.

Click here to open the Transition page for YOUTH with special health care needs and their FAMILIES

Click here to open the Transition page for HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS caring for youth with special health care needs