For the person with cerebral palsy the transition to adulthood requires preparation and support. In this section we cover three areas that are part of the transition process and have been put together by both parents and professionals familiar with navigating transitions in healthcare, education and employment. We hope you find the content helpful in strategizing and facilitating your personal transition, or your child’s transition, to adult life.

Cerebral Palsy Transition to Adulthood

Healthcare Transition– In this section we cover the period of time when children prepare to change from pediatric to adult healthcare. There is also information for supporting the young in adult in assuming responsibility for their own personal care assistant management.

Preparing for College– This section was lovingly prepared and candidly written by parent advocate Carol Shrader. Carol is the parent of four children, three of whom are triplets that have recently finished college. Two of her triplets have cerebral palsy which gives her and her family incredible knowledge and practical tips for families preparing to send their children to college.

Employment– Our employment section offers comprehensive information from Dr. Ronna Linroth, a professional disability employment consultant and Occupational Therapist (OT). From facilitating responsibility in the young child with cerebral palsy to exploring internships and preparing for the workplace environment, Dr. Linroth brings a wealth of information and resources for you to learn about.


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