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Walking + WC indep
Walking with assist
WC depend
St Vincent’s YACDS – functional status SELF CARE – largest group are dependent St Vincent’s YACDS – functional status St Vincent’s YACDS – functional status Continent
St Vincent’s YACDS – living arrangements Home with parents
Home with guardian
Home alone
St Vincent’s YACDS – vocational status Nil program
Day program
Paid employment
Tertiary study
Special school
St Vincent’s YACDS – presentation of associated conditions Cerebral Palsy –Health & Social Issues in Adulthood – Use of, and exposure to, health and social services markedly Carer anxiety regarding provision of services, and frustration in Communication poor between agencies providing care and between the agencies and the young person or carer Stevenson et al. Dev Med Child Neurol. 1997 May;39(5):336-42 Ng et al. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2003 Jun;11(1):80-89Cathels et al. Med J Aust. 1993 Oct 4;159(7):444-6 Issues surrounding complex disabled patients – Unfamiliar conditions and presentations – Future services and staffing implications ƒ Wheelchairs and seatingƒ Carer supportƒ Orthopaedic surgeryƒ Intrathecal baclofenƒ Support of GP’sƒ Sexuality


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