FYI Students in Transition

FYI Transition

Learn about life after graduating school. 


Welcome to Your Health

This mini-class will teach you some basics about health care. We will discuss fitness, medications, seeing your doctor, and keeping track of your health. WHAT’S HEALTH GOT TO DO WITH TRANSITION? Growing up with a disability and/or a special health care need can present you with many challenges. However, many young adults with chronic health …

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GLADD – Talking With Doctors

Since you are a young adult, you need to be able to communicate with your doctors and other health care professionals. Many young people have found the GLADD approach to talking with health care professionals to be very helpful. GLADDGive – Listen – Ask – Decide – Do Give information about how you are feeling and …

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Be Prepared

Get your health diary or a notebook and write down some of the questions that you have about your condition and about how to stay healthy. Keep this notebook with you and add questions as they occur to you. And the next time you see your doctor, take these questions with you and ASK! Doctors …

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Medical Care in College

If you are planning to get more education and training after high school, be prepared to explain to others how your health condition affects you and what accommodations you need in order to succeed. Let’s begin with some questions. What medical care do you need when you are away from home? Do you need physical …

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Health Insurance

Paying for health care can be very challenging. At this point you may still be covered by your parents’ health insurance or some combination of public or private plans. Most likely this will change over the next few years. Keeping health insurance is very important over the next few years. If your insurance coverage depends …

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There are many things to do that help prevent medical emergencies. Here are a few: • Maintain a daily, healthy routine. • Be safety-conscious. For example, a fire extinguisher should be near your stove. • Take drugs and medications only as prescribed. Some drugs are more effective when combined with regular, healthy meals and adequate …

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One way that helps keep your body healthy is to exercise. There are a number of options for fitness that can be social and fun. Walking is good for those who can use their legs. It requires little equipment (good shoes), is free, and reduces stress. Swimming provides a full body workout with little physical …

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Good Eating Habits

The word nutrition is about the food we eat and the way our bodies use this food. Different foods contain different nutrients. Each person needs certain amounts of different nutrients to maintain his or her health.  So, we need to eat a variety of foods each day. People tend to ignore eating fruits and vegetables …

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Who Will Be My Doctor?

You cannot be sure that the doctors you now see will continue to take care of you until you are 21. Many pediatricians do take care of older adolescents and young adults, but some pediatricians stop seeing teens when they turn 18. The only way to be sure is to ask! Write a note to …

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Health Emergencies

“In Case of Emergency” (ICE) If you have a cell phone, one thing you can do right now is to enter in your Emergency contacts. The medical assistance people known as “First Responders” (paramedics, firefighters, and police officers) have been trained to look in cell phone address books under ICE or Emergency when they arrive …

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