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Challenging Changes: Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care

clarissashilstraby Clarissa Schilstra, CKN Editor


When I was in college, I participated for one semester in a group called ATLAS: Adolescents Transitioning to Leadership and Success.  My best friend and college roommate, who has juvenile diabetes, was the one who brought me to a meeting and got me involved.  ATLAS was a support group run by college students with chronic illness (anything from diabetes, to Crohn’s disease, to cancer), for younger teenagers with chronic illness.


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