Part of being an adult is taking care of your health — and explaining your needs to others.
As you get older, you can choose people to be part of your health care team. You can find a health care provider who understands your disability and can help you manage any special health care needs. Together, you can make sure you're taking the right steps to stay healthy today and into the future.
Your health care provider can help you understand why you're taking certain medications, how to take them correctly and how to manage side effects.
You can ask questions when you don't understand something. While you're learning about your health, you can ask for help from loved ones or others who support you.
Resources to help you take charge of your health
At 18, you may begin to manage your Medical Assistance (MA) benefits and make medical decisions on your own. To get ready for the transition, check out these helpful resources: