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Health Care Transition for I/DD ECHO

Health care transition (HCT) is the process of preparing youth and young adults for the transition to a healthy adulthood. For many, this means moving from a pediatric to an adult model of health care. A lack of HCT preparation guidance is associated with gaps in care, worsening health conditions, dissatisfaction with care, and increased rates of hospitalization.

Target Audience & Focus

This free, virtual, and national series is for health care providers who work with youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This includes primary and specialty care providers, advanced practice providers (NP/PA), nurses, speech-language pathologists and any other provider interested in transition.

Participants will learn and share strategies to support youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to direct their own transition from pediatric to adult care and a healthy adulthood.

Continuing Education Credits

  • American Medical Association (AMA) PRA Category 1 Credits™ (AAP)
  • American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) Contact Hours
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Category 1 CME
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education Credits
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education Credits
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Education Hours

This HCT ECHO training is funded by the Center for Transition to Adult Health Care for Youth with Disabilities. The Center’s goal is to empower youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 12-26 to direct their own transition from pediatric to adult care with no reduction in quality of care or gaps in services.

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Six sessions: March – May 2024, 2nd & 4th Fridays, 11:30am – 1:00pm CST

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Session Topics

  • Health Care Transition Basics
  • Supported Decision-Making and Other Decision-Making Options
  • Communication and Technology
  • Assessing Transition Readiness & Making a Plan
  • Funding Transition in the Health Care Setting
  • Sexuality and Reproductive Health

Schedule & Registration

Participants register by the round and commit to attending each session in the round. The next round is scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Fridays in March, April, and May 2024, 11:30a-1p CST.

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Expert Team

Craig Becker, MSSW

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Social Work)

Nicole Brys, MPH

Position title: ECHO Data Coordinator

Emily Cowen, BS

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Lived Experience)

Ed Esbeck

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Lived Experience)

Julie Hajewski, NP

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Nursing)

Lynn Hrabik, MPH, RD

Position title: ECHO Lead

Andrew McCormick, MD

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Pediatrics)

Brooke Mortensen

Position title: ECHO Recruitment Support

Aracely Portillo

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Lived Experience, Family Navigation)

Patience White, MD

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Pediatrics)