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Transition to Work

Health Care and Transition

Now that you are planning for transition, it is important to spend some time alone with your doctors and other health care providers. This means that you are going to have to practice giving the doctors the information they need about how you have been feeling, asking questions when you need more information, and talking about, and agreeing to follow, treatments.

 

 

 

Up to this point, your parents or other adults in your life have probably been asking and answering most of the questions during doctor visits and deciding what treatment they thought was best.

Talk with them about your interest in practicing independence during medical visits. Let them know that you would like to be more involved in your medical appointments, answer the doctor’s questions, and help make health decisions.

Ask them for help if you need it. You might also ask to help you practice what you might say and develop some questions to ask.