Colette Muir is a Developmental Paediatrician based at Starship. She works for the Developmental Paediatric Service, the Kari Centre, the ADHB Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and Te Puaruruhau, the Starship Child Protection Unit. She works with children and young people with developmental and behavioural concerns and disabilities.
After undertaking her medical and speciality training in Auckland, she completed a Developmental Paediatrics Fellowship at the Mater Children's Hospital in Brisbane. She is Clinical Lead of Developmental Paediatrics and Chair of the Paediatric Neuroservices Clinical Excellence group. She has a special interest in the transition of medical care for young people with developmental disabilities and in the care of children with disability under Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki care.
Transition Of Medical Care For Young People With Developmental Disabilities
Adolescents and adults with disability have high health needs and high rates of unmet health need. Despite this, there are minimal dedicated adult services for adults with developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Autism and cerebral palsy. Optimising transition is therefore critical to ensure this high risk group receive appropriate health care and achieve health and wellbeing. This session will provide quick easy practical tips for working with young people and adults with developmental disabilities, particularly at the time of transition.