The Montana Deaf-Blind Project, in partnership with the Montana Transition Resources Project, is pleased to welcome Laura G. Buckner for this free learning opportunity. OPI renewal unit credit is available.
Health Care Transition
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Reserve your webinar seat now at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6645219987987164687
12:00-1:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time
Health Care Transition:
* Do you know what it is?
* When it happens?
* What you need?
* Are you ready?
The word itself is overwhelming if you are a person with a disability, their family member, or someone who helps support them. "Transition," most commonly used to describe the process students with a disability use leaving their education world into the Adult World of employment, continuing education, etc. Life after high school! "Transition" means new systems, new documents, new processes, new (or no) services.
But wait. Many students and their families overlook another transition that looms with the age of 18 or 21: Health Care Transition. Your pediatrician is not likely to be your Primary Care Provider for your adult life. Children's Hospitals don't accept adult patients, even those who have used that hospital their entire lives. What about prescriptions? Health care professionals knowledgeable about your condition?
Less than 50 percent of families nationwide indicate that their children with special healthcare needs have received the services necessary to make appropriate transitions to adult healthcare.
Whether your child is about to transition or years away from it, the time is NOW to begin preparing for adult health care. Join us to learn how!
Laura has 30+ years' experience in the disability field. A Licensed Professional Counselor and former special educator, Laura has invested the last 20+ years providing training on the local, state and national levels. Employed by the Texas Center for Disabilities at The University of Texas in Austin, Laura provides training nationally on Person Centered Practices, Trauma Informed Care, and Health Care Transition among
other disability-related topics.
Laura is a Certified Mentor Trainer in Person Centered Practices through The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices (www.tlcpcp.com). She is a certified Ambassador in the Charting the LifeCourse work created at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Institute for Human Development (http://www.ihd.umkc.edu/).
While professional experience helps, Laura believes her greatest expertise comes from her lived-experience as a Mom. Her 31-year-old son, a charming young man with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is both impetus and inspiration to Laura's work to create inclusive communities...and the plans that enable people to live lives of
choice successfully, with the right supports, in those communities.