Medical Care: From Pediatric to Adult Care

The transition from Pediatrics to Adult Care

Sometime between the ages of 18 and 21 (sometimes later), we try to move our children from pediatrics to adult medicine. This can go smoothly when we plan well and start early. Here are some resources on transition:

HomeLife: From Dependent to Independent


Streetlight is an adolescent and young adult support program here at UF Health for people aged 13-25 living with cancer, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell, and other chronic and life-limiting illnesses. Medicine can do a lot, but there are some issues that medicine does not cover. The way we see it, sometimes a friend can be the most powerful source of support. The Streetlight team is made up of 60+ college-aged volunteers that focus on building friendships through peer companionship. Dealing with a serious medical condition is a difficult journey, but you don’t need to go it alone.

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Community: From Student to Employee


CareerSource Florida is the statewide workforce policy and investment board. Their partners include the Department of Economic Opportunity; 24 local workforce development boards and 100 career centers throughout Florida; and the Department of Education Divisions of Blind Services, Career & Adult Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation. Together, they help connect businesses with the talented workforce and training needed to succeed and grow.

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