Community Systems - Discover What You Know
1. Health care needs stop at 18 years old.
Healthcare needs to span across a lifetime and will evolve as you get older. Eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, taking care of your mental health, and following up with your doctors are all important factors of healthcare that will require attention throughout life.
2. You have control over how much involvement your parents have in your healthcare.
Once you turn 18 years old, you determine the level of involvement your parents have in your healthcare. This means you will decide if your parents accompany you to doctor appointments and if you wish for them to be able to speak to your doctors. Take time to speak with your parents about how they can best support you with your healthcare needs as you transition into adulthood.
3. People who don't drive cannot get around town.
Many people, including those who are not disabled, do not drive. There are multiple modes of transportation you can use to get around town. For example, some forms of transportation include the public bus, paratransit, biking, taxi, carpool, etc. The important thing is for you to identify the form of transportation that best meets your needs.