The National Spina Bifida Program Transition Initiative: The People, the Plan, and the Process

Judy K. Thibadeau, Ann I. Alriksson-Schmidt, T. Andrew Zabel

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Abstract

This article outlines and summarizes the rationale and the working process that was undertaken by the National Spina Bifida Program to address the issues of transitioning throughout the life course for persons growing up with spina bifida. Their challenges include achieving independent living, vocational independence, community mobility, and participation in social activities, and health management. The creation, the underlying concepts, and the dissemination of the Life Course Model are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)903-910
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2010

Keywords

  • Employment
  • Health care
  • Social relationships
  • Spina bifida
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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