Health & Wellness Resources

Anxiety in children 11+
Anxiety disorders affect 25.1% of children between 13 and 18 years old. Download easy to read symptoms, tips, and co-occurring conditions.

Preparing for College Emotionally, Not Just Academically
Tuition isn’t the only thing that’s relentlessly on the rise on American college campuses. Multiple studies show a significant increase in college mental health problems in the last few years, and campus counseling services report being overwhelmed with students seeking help.

Medication Management in College
For kids who are taking medication, part of being independent means being responsible for managing their meds.

Young Adults: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
From the transition of high school to work or college, living outside of childhood homes and starting families, life can be challenging but also provides many learning opportunities. This supplement to DBSA’s What Helps, What Hurts brochure was developed in conjunction with the DBSA Young Adult Council and is intended to help those supporting young adults as they transition from family support to independence.

NCWD/Youth Health Care Transition Brief
A RAISE Partner Resource | “The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) has released a new brief on youth transitioning to adult health care, living a healthy lifestyle, and paying for health care. “A Young Person’s Guide to Health Care Transition,” written by youth for youth, provides information and guidance to assist youth in developing a roadmap for transition from pediatric to adult health care.”

A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Medicaid
“The Easy Read version is divided into six parts, each containing one subject discussed in the toolkit: Medicaid introduction and background, Who Can Get Medicaid?, What Does Medicaid Pay For?, Medicaid funding, What Could Happen to Medicaid?, and a summary and glossary explaining the terms we use in the toolkit. The Easy Read version uses pictures along with text, and has more white space.”

Find, Choose, & Keep Great DSPS
“A toolkit for people with disabilities looking for quality, caring and committed direct support professionals.”

What You Should Know About Birth Control When You Have a Disability
Talking about your sexual activity and history—and what that means for you as a person with a disability—can be challenging. But this is your life, health, and body, so it’s worth figuring out how to approach the subject and communicate your birth control needs.

Transitioning to Adult Care: Supporting Your Youth with Special Health Care Needs
This brief from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides recommendations for pediatric and adult providers, health care systems, and policymakers to ease the transition process from pediatric to adult care for youth with special health care needs.

Turning 18: What it Means for Your Health
Quick tip sheet from Got Transition talks to youth/young adult who are turning 18 and need to realize that though it may not make them feel any different, legally, it means they are adults.

Why Sex Education for Disabled People Is So Important
Article with statistics and resources links addresses the sameness of individuals with disabilities to others when it comes to hormones and sexual desire.

Youth-Led Health Center Assessment Tool
Michigan Medicine and their youth advisory council created an assessment tool to engage youth in evaluating health centers. This assessment is intended to be completed by a group of youth with support from a health center 

Youth-Led Health Center Assessment Tool Facilitator Guide
Accompanies the Youth-Led Health Center Assessment Tool to engage young people in evaluating the youth-friendliness of health centers.