The 2017 Family Voices Family Leadership conference, held November 15th- 17th in DC, was an enormous success thanks to the sponsors whose support made this conference possible and to all of the conference participants for their contributions to this dynamic and meaningful event. Click here to learn more about the event and to find speaker handouts and PowerPoints.
With our National Young Adult Transition Advisory Group, Got Transition has created a
Youth Health Care Transition Quiz for youth and young adults to find out how ready they are to transition to adult care. The quiz asks about major issues important during transition years. It also gives tips and resources to address many health care transition questions, including how to add their medical information to their smartphone, what legal changes happen at 18, and how to sign up for health insurance.
Written by Lauren Agoratus of the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (Family Voices NJ state affiliate), this article encourages early discussions and steps to build this literacy skill early in transition.
Women with disabilities are just as likely to get breast cancer as women in the general population, yet, women with disabilities often face physical, cultural and attitudinal barriers when they seek breast health care services.
Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities. We promotepartnership with families--including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity--in order to improve healthcare services and policies for children.