Neuro-Inflammatory and Related Disorders (NIRD) Transition Support
About Neuro-Inflammatory and Related Disorders (NIRD) Transition Support
We believe in a multifaceted continuum of care in which patient care is coordinated among care team members across cohesive clinical practices to bridge gaps in care that they may otherwise face. Neuro-Inflammatory and Related Disorders (NIRD) Transition Support is devoted to ensuring adolescents and young adults with neuroinflammatory conditions experience a smooth transition of care from a pediatric specialist to an adult specialist, which is crucial for continued consistent management of complex neuroinflammatory conditions.
The purpose of NIRD Transition Support is to:
- Prevent gaps in care as adolescents transition into adulthood
- Provide evidence-based management of neuroinflammatory conditions to adolescents and young adults
- Provide the necessary education and skills to adolescents and young adults that allow them to better navigate challenges associated with their health as adults and successfully manage their chronic neuroinflammatory disorder on their own
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines. The Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center care team includes pediatric neurologists with specialized training in both pediatric and adult neuroinflammatory and related disorders who work alongside advanced practice providers, social workers, registered dietitians and more to provide patients with the most appropriate expertise to facilitate a smooth transition in the overall management of their health during their transition from adolescence to adulthood.
For more information about Neuro-Inflammatory and Related Disorders (NIRD) Transition Support or to make an appointment with the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center, please call 1-833-UT-CARES (1-833-882-2737).