Customized To Meet Your Needs

Starting in high school and continuing through the next few years, your team will connect with you regularly to provide support. We can advise and help with skills-training to make the transition to working with an adult healthcare team as smooth as possible.

You Are At The Center

It’s your health, and we want to empower you to take control in ways that feel right for you. We are here to help you practice the skills to care for yourself as a young adult.

You let us know the best way to stay in touch. We can text, talk on the phone, or meet in person.

The GRAD Program Teaches How To:

  • Find an adult doctor/provider and healthcare team
  • Schedule an appointment with your adult doctor/provider and healthcare team
  • Order your medication and supplies
  • Work with insurance companies and manage the cost of your care
  • Become more independent and take more responsibility for your own care
  • Adjust to life after high school (college, work, volunteer service)
  • Set goals and establish techniques to support your success
  • Establish a social network of support
  • Develop the important skills needed to manage your condition

Your GRAD Team

Shelby Kirby - Research and Transition Guide

Shelby will work with you to accomplish some basic transitioning skills, like:

  • Decide what your goals are now and after graduating from high school
  • Develop a plan for success and coach you to develop the skills needed to accomplish your plan
  • Find a healthcare team you will feel comfortable working with as an adult
  • Offer support and encouragement by keeping in touch

Stephanie Sund - Care Coordinator

Stephanie is a registered nurse and an expert in your health condition. If you work with Stephanie, she'll help you understand the resources you might need now and in the future. Stephanie will support you by:

  • Working behind the scenes with your guide and your healthcare team to support you with your goals
  • Identifying skills that will help you become more independent in taking care of yourself and in making healthcare decisions
  • Coordinating healthcare team members to help if you are struggling with stress, depression, or anxiety