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Publications

The following publications provide information about The HSC Foundation and its subsidiary organizations, the National Youth Transitions Center, and research on issues related to young people with disabilities.

About the National Youth Transitions Center

The National Youth Transitions Center (NYTC) works with young people with disabilities to create and live a self-directed path to adulthood and employment.

Current Publications About the NYTC

  • 2016 Partnership Network Brochure [PDF - 2.2 MB]
    June 2016
    A list of The HSC Foundation's partnership network and the services and resources they provide to support young people with disabilities as they transition to adulthood.
  • National Youth Transitions Center Brochure [PDF - 3.2 MB]
    April 2016
    A collaborative learning community that benefits young people with disabilities as they transition from adolescence to adulthood and from school to work.
  • National Youth Transitions Center Infrastructure Guide [PDF - 2.2 MB]
    February 2015
    The need, rationale and framework that guides the work and growth of the National Youth Transitions Center's efforts to support young people in transition to adulthood.

History of the NYTC

Learn about issues young people who are transitioning to adulthood face and how the NYTC was developed to address those issues.

  • The HSC Foundation's Youth Transitions Initiative [PDF - 274 MB]
    January 2007
    Key moments in the launch of the Foundation's initiative to support and assist young people with disabilities as they move from school to adulthood and the world of work.
  • Youth Transitions Summit [PDF - 477 KB]
    January 2007
    Highlights of a summit with professionals, youth with disabilities, and their families to examine the education, career preparation, independent living, and social barriers to successful transition.
  • Health Issues Impacting Youth Transitions Roundtable [PDF - 500 KB]
    November 2006
    Findings from a group of clinician experts convened to discuss health issues related to youth transitions, including identifying those areas where there is the greatest need for improvement.

White Papers & Reports

Read research about young people with disabilities and the issues that impact their transition to adulthood.

Community Benefit

  • HSC Pediatric Center’s 2015-2017 Community Health Needs Assessment 
    [PDF - 1 MB]
    Consistent with IRS guidelines, The HSC Pediatric Center has completed an updated comprehensive assessment of health needs for the community it serves. The assessment includes research and findings from health experts and community members to guide future operations to improve health care access and health outcomes, and implementation strategies to address other related needs for populations at social and medical risk due to income status.
  • HSC Pediatric Center’s 2012-2014 Community Health Needs Assessment 
    [PDF - 2 MB]
    Consistent with published IRS guidelines, The HSC Pediatric Center completed a comprehensive assessment of health needs for the community it serves. The assessment includes research and findings, such as interviews with more than 50 health care providers, care coordinators, health care association members, and members of the medically underserved community. The report provides the adopted implementation strategies that were developed to improve health care access and outcomes for The HSC Pediatric Center community.

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About Special Needs Consulting Services, Inc.

Special Needs Consulting Services, Inc. (SNCS), which dissolved in 2014, contributed to the evolution of coordinated care programs for high-need Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries. Its publications on how to improve quality of life while lowering expenditures are still available.