Transitions from Pediatric Care to an Adult Health Care System


One of the most crucial challenges for families and youth with epilepsy is learning how to make the leap from being a child to an adult. The first challenge is the transition from pediatric care to an adult healthcare system.

  • What needs does your child have?
  • How do you find a new epilepsy team?
  • What other supports will he need?
  • Is your child ready to be more independent?

These are just a few questions families living with epilepsy face. Watch this webinar to hear from pediatric and adult epilepsy specialists about transitions of care.

Thank you to Greenwich Biosciences for their support of this project!

Upon completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify possible needs your child may have
  • Identify how to find a new epilepsy team
  • Identify other supports that may be needed
  • Identify steps to help your child be more independent

General audience (people with epilepsy, parents, caregivers, people who care for and about youth with epilepsy)

Number of Lessons: 1



Patricia Osborne Shafer, RN, MN
Senior Director, Health Information and Resources
Epilepsy Foundation


Angel W. Hernandez MD
Chief of the Division of Neurosciences
Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Chair – elect, Professional Advisory Board, Epilepsy Foundation

John M. Stern MD
Professor of Neurology
Seizure Disorders Center and Reed Neurological Research Center
UCLA Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California

Chair, Programs and Services Committee, Professional Advisory Board, Epilepsy Foundation

Approximate Length of Course
1 Hour

Related Links

Living with Epilepsy for Youth

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