Resources & Education

The following resources are available for download or for on-line viewing.

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Florida Health and Transition Services (FloridaHATS)

  • FloridaHATS is a statewide clearinghouse of information and tools about transition from pediatric to adult health care for youth and young adults, families, health care providers and others. Also see information about HillsboroughHATS, a local coalition of advocates and stakeholders
  • For more information about FloridaHATS and the health care transition resources listed below, please contact Janet Hess at 813-259-8812 or jhess@health.usf.edu

Hillsborough County Health Care Transition Information & Resource Guide

High School Curriculum: What's Health Got To Do With Transition?

Project Evaluation Report: A Demonstration Model for School-Base Health Care Transition Education

Books on Hygiene and Sexuality for Adolescents with Disabilities

  • Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries and Sexuality. Author: Terri Couwnhoven
  • The Facts of Life... & More: Sexuality & Intimacy for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Author: Leslie Walker-Hirsch
  • I Contact: Sexuality and People with Developmental Disabilities. Author: Dave Hingsburger

Books on Eating Disorders

  • Helping Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder. Authors: James Lock and Daniel LeGrange. Guilford Publishers, 2005
  • Skills Based Learning for Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder. Authors: Janet Treasure, Grainne Smith, Anna Crane. Routledge, 2007

Useful Links for Adolescents and Parents