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Helping Youth with Special Health Care Needs Prepare For Life as Independent Adults

YAAC logo The Transition Consultation:
Helping Youth with
Special Health Care Needs Prepare
For Life as Independent Adults


The Transition Consultation offers help to you and your family in planning for adult health care, paid employment, and independent living.

The benefits and services offered to adults are different from those offered to youth. The benefits you now receive may be reduced or changed as you move into adulthood. The Transition Consultation was created to help you and your family develop a plan to manage these changes. It is a partnership between Nebraska Health and Human Services, Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI), and Easter Seals to help you learn how you can live independently as an adult.

We offer a free Transition Consultation the third Friday of every month at MMI, which is part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. If you can’t travel to Omaha, you may be able participate by a live video feed (tele-health) from your local hospital. Medical specialists will work with you, your family, and your local doctor to make a written plan for you to manage your disability-related health care on your own.

You can also meet with an Easter Seals Nebraska representative who will show you how you can have a job and still keep your needed medical benefits like Medicaid. The Transition Consultation helps you learn about options for the future.

You can make an appointment for the Transition Consultation by contacting:
Shirley Dean at the Munroe-Meyer Institute at 800-656-3937 (ext. 9-4573) or sdean@unmc.edu.

 

transition consultation

Supported by a federal grant awarded to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (11-P-92578/7-01).

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