The Clinic Experience

Our team assesses where the individual is now and makes recommendations on next steps in the following areas of life:

  • Health care
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Independent living
  • Social relationships

After the clinic is complete, an initial comprehensive report with observations and action steps will be shared. This report is driven by the young adult and family’s vision for the future. It can be used as a tool to inform the local team on some new ideas and resources that may be helpful.

Our staff will also reach out to the family six months and one year after the clinic visit. Team members are also available to answer questions or provide more information at any time following the clinic.

Schedule and Location

Clinics are held from 8:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Health Sciences Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Staff will assist families and individuals in rotating through each activity and location.

Activities

Our clinic activities include:

  • Meeting with a peer mentor regarding employment, self-advocacy and self-determination
  • Discussing family dynamics, including supported decision-making and teaming with family members, with an adult sibling
  • Collaborating with community partners on services, benefits and more
  • Meeting with medical residents and clinic staff to initiate a health care transition simulation, interest and goals inquiry and wellness interviews
  • Using multiple situational work assessments to identify job interests, work skills, preferred work environments and potential supports

Referral Procedure

If you are interested in the TransitionInAction Clinic or have questions, please contact department assistant Steven Larson at Steven.D.Larson@usd.edu or 605-357-1426.

This clinic is designed specifically for young adults between the ages of 17 and 21 with a disability and/or significant, chronic health care needs. All young adults must obtain a physician’s referral.