The Transition Study Academic Article uri icon

  • Overview
  • Research
  • Identity
  • Additional Document Info
  • View All


  • A group of 100 adults and 190 youth who have cerebral palsy (CP), spina bifida (SB), and acquired brain injuries from childhood (ABIc) participated in a multi-method study focused on the transition to adult health care. The results show that 95% of youth and 61% of adults were living with their parents; 23% of the youth and 55% of adults were employed; and 60% of youth and 42% of adults reported "excellent" or "very good" health. The lowest health scores were reported by adults with SB. These findings provide a starting point for examining health issues specific to youth and young adults with CP, SB, and ABIc.


  • Young, Nancy
  • Wedge, John
  • McCormick, Anna
  • Fehlings, Darcy
  • Mills, Wendy
  • Mukherjee, Shubhra
  • Barden, Wendy
  • Rumney, Peter
  • Boydell, Katherine
  • Williams, JI
  • Law, Mary Catherine

publication date

  • October 10, 2006