We launched a new set of resources for World Cerebral Palsy Day on 6 October aimed at supporting young people with cerebral palsy (CP) as they transition from children’s to adults’ health services.

These resources are based on research we conducted which captured the experiences of transition among young people with CP and their families in Ireland.

Transition is the process of preparing young people to take charge of their health in adulthood. Internationally, it has been shown that adequately preparing young people for these changes can improve their health in adulthood.

Recognising the importance of smooth transition, we worked with young adults with CP and parents to co-design resources that can support them during the move to the adult healthcare system. The resources include information booklets for young people and parents, checklists outlining the steps to prepare for different stages in transition and a detailed health summary template.