Young people with developmental disabilities (DD) have a difficult time transitioning into adult health care services. For those who need mental health services, it can be especially tough. It is often challenging to navigate the health care system, and not receiving timely care can make problems worse. We know that youth with DD have higher rates of emergency room visits and psychiatric hospitalizations than youth without disabilities, but until now, we have been unable to look specifically at transition age youth – those 18 to 24 years of age who are transitioning into the adult system.
This interactive Town Hall, presented by Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (HCARDD), will provide an opportunity to discuss new research about:
• Health service use patterns for individuals with DD across the years spanning their 14th birthday (before the transition into adult services) and their 24th (after the transition); and
• How transition age youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) differ in their health and service use compared to others without ASD
Virtual Town Hall Information
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Virtual Town Hall will be presented by videoconference and live Webcast.
Participation is free and all are welcome. Registration for this event is now open. To register for the Town Hall, please click here.
If you have any questions regarding registration, or would like additional information please contact Yasmin Munoz by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (416) 535-8501 ext. 37819