Monday, March 16, 2009

OPPORTUNITY FOR FAMILIES WITH MEMBERS AGES 18 - 25

The DHHS Office on Disability (OD) (with support from MCHB and the HHS and HRSA's Office on Women's Health) are collaborating in an innovative project to improve transition health care services for youth with special health care needs. As part of this initiative, four discussion groups with male and female youth with special health care needs will be held to gain valuable insight into challenges and successes with transition services. The information from these discussion groups will be used to help develop an Action Guide that will be distributed nationally and include recommendations and strategies to address challenges and key issues identified by the youth.The project is currently looking for young men and women with special health care needs, ages 18 to 25 as potential discussion group participants. The contractor, New Editions Consulting, Inc., will organize and lead the groups. The discussion groups may be held in person or via teleconference or other electronic format depending on where the participants are located and their response. Participants will be compensated for their participation in the group. If you would like information about the project or if you have any additional questions, please contact Anna Lenhart by email, alenhart@neweditions.net, or by phone, 703-356-8035 x 120. PLEASE NOTE THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE OF MARCH 27, 2009.

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