Health and Well-Being

Your Health

Good health is important to successfully keep a job. Employers want employees who can focus on their work and come every day you are scheduled to work. You will feel better because you will have more energy, be more confident and happier.

Taking more control of your health

  • Learn how to be more in charge of your own health.
  • Talk with doctors and other health care providers.
  • Figuring out what choices you can make to take better care of yourself.
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Video Story

To learn more about health care transitioning, check out the YouTube video “Becoming an Adult: Taking Responsibility for Your Medical Care”

Featured Resources

Understanding Your Health

Find out about choosing a doctor, get a checklist of health information you should know, and prepare for understanding your health as you become an adult. Learn more about understanding your health.

Your Mental Health

You are not alone. There are resources and help for dealing with stress and other symptoms that interfere with you living your life. Learn more about mental health and wellness.

Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Living a healthy lifestyle means knowing making choices that are good for your body and mind. Learn more about living a healthy lifestyle.

Additional Resources

  • Kids Health: For Teens

    A website for teens with information on health, food, school, and lots more! Kids Health: for Teens

  • Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow

    U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services – Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow – TAG: for Teens! A website with lots of great with tools and information to help you get healthy and stay healthy Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow

  • Taking Charge of My Health

    Guides on how to make a doctor’s appointment, speaking up at a doctor’s visit, plus many others from the Westchester Institute for Human Development. Taking Charge of My Health

  • The Arc's HealthMeet Initiatives

    Information for self-advocates and families can be found at the Arc U.S. HealthMeet Initiatives. The Arc's HealthMeet Initiatives

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