Everyone, regardless of disability status, experiences periods of change from childhood to adult life. This session addresses strategies to manage, and make the most of, the changes that individuals with Spina Bifida face across their lifespan. Discussion includes:
- When transition begins
- Strategies for success
- Transition and adult health care -Parents / Care Partners and transition
- Transition to college, workforce
Matt Davis, MSW – Matt is an adult with Spina Bifida and the Associate Director of the Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC) at Western Kentucky University. He is on the Kentucky Statewide Vocational Rehabilitation Council and serves on the Western Kentucky University ADA Advisory Committee. Matt participates in a variety of sports including wheelchair racing, basketball, tennis, sled hockey, softball, and swimming.
Darcie Petrillo, PA – Darcie is a Physician Assistant with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She specializes in Neuro Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology and serves as Assistant Director for the UPMC Adult Spina Bifida Clinic.