Health ServicesAwareness of one’s health is vital part of transition planning. Projects around the nation are working with state health departments, hospitals, school systems, families, and youth to ensure that health care planning is a part of the transition process. It is important that individuals with disabilities know how to manage their own health care and work with appropriate professionals.
Questions to think about or ask service providers:
- What percentage of the doctor’s/staff’s patients has a similar health conditions?
- Is the office accessible?
- What are the office hours?
- Inquire about the doctor’s education, specialty training, and board certification
- How much time is usually spent with patients for routine office visits?
- If the doctor’s treatment plan doesn’t help your condition, will they refer you to another physician for evaluation or treatment?
- Does the doctor have a method to communicate with your specialists or other providers?
- Will the doctor be able to see you rather than one of the office’s other partners?
- Does the doctor communicate effectively without using confusing terminology?
This site provides information and resources that can enable people with disabilities to become as physically active as they choose to be.