In addition to transition planning for employment and postsecondary education, students with disabilities and their families often need to plan for their future health care. The Center for Youth and Adults with Chronic Conditions (CYACC) is a state-funded clinic that helps Indiana youth, ages 11 to 22 with chronic health conditions, as they transition from pediatric to adult health care.
During an initial on-site evaluation, a CYACC team, which includes a social worker, a nurse
Topics discussed during a CYACC evaluation can include:
- Independent living
- Healthcare financing
- Medical home/primary and subspecialty care
- Health habits
- Mental health
- Decision making
- Family/caregiver support
Located on the fourth floor of the Sandra Eskenazi Outpatient Care Center in Indianapolis, CYACC is designed to guide young people with special health care needs toward a successful adult life.
For more information about CYACC and their services: https://www.rileychildrens.org/departments/center-for-youth-adults-with-conditions-of-childhood