There are significant differences between adult and pediatric health care
model, which may affect adherence by young adults with chronic diseases.
Pediatric care is family oriented and relies on significant parental
involvement in decision making; however, adult care is patient-specific and
requires autonomous, independent skills of patients, without many
interdisciplinary resources. Health care transition is important for all
youth, even if they do not have special needs in order to maximize lifelong
functioning and well-being.
 

                      “Transition to Adult Healthcare”
   When do you let go of pediatric care and move on to the adult medical
                                  world?
  What do you need to know about a “medical home,” financing healthcare,
     legal issues and how to plan for transition to adult healthcare?
 

                         Presented by Brandi Kern,
                           Regional Coordinator,
                        Parent to Parent of Georgia
 

                        Tuesday, November 27, 2018
                             9:30am – 11:00am
 

              J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center
                        437 Old Peachtree Road, NW
                             Suwanee, GA 30024
                               Building 200
                        Central Gwinnett Room 2.111
 

                           RSVP to Jackie McNair
                           by November 26, 2018
Jackie_McNair@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
                              (678) 301-7149
 

         (See attached file: GCPSPMP.102318.MedicalTransition.pdf)
 

"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting
people up."  - John Holmes
 

The Parent Mentor Program distributes information that might be useful to
families who have children with special needs.  The information provided is
for informational use and is not intended to replace the advice of
professionals.  It is not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by Gwinnett
County Public Schools. 

after school care pilot program

 The Parent Mentor Program distributes information that might be useful to
families who have children with special needs.  The information provided is
for informational use and is not intended to replace the advice of
professionals.  It is not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by Gwinnett
County Public Schools.
 

Gwinnett County Public School Parent Mentors are not a part of this
initiative.  Please refer all questions and comments to Ms. Looper.  Her
contact information is shown below.
 

ARE YOU IN NEED OF SAFE, QUALITY AFTERCARE FOR YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD?
 

ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR A LOCATION, CONVENIENT TO THE SCHOOL YOUR CHILD
ATTENDS?
 

I am a parent of a child who receives special education services in
Gwinnett County Public School System.  Currently, I am collaborating with
Nesbit Elementary (my child's school) and the YMCA that provides their
after school program, to begin serving students with special needs.  This
effort will be a pilot program, with hopes of expanding to other schools at
all levels (Elem, Middle, HS).
This program would be an addition to the existing YMCA after school program
currently in place at Nesbit.
 

The goal of this initial program is to create a safe after school
environment with specially trained caregivers to support our children's
additional needs in toileting, feeding, and more focused care (lower
teacher/student ratios).
 

To best support the start of this initiative, we need to show the need (how
many students would be enrolled to make this financially feasible)
 

If you need or have interest in this resource, want to be a part of this
project, or have questions/suggestions, please contact me at:
picklepatchproject@gmail.com
I am excited about making this happen in Gwinnett County and look forward
to hearing from you.
 

Thank you,
Jenn Looper