With the passage of federal laws, such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, schools are required to provide reasonable accommodations for students with chronic diseases. The tabs below will provide specific resources for the most common chronic diseases in school age children (asthma, diabetes, life threatening food allergies and seizure disorders) and those not as common (for example, sickle cell, tourette's syndrome, and cystic fibrosis) along with pertinent educational opportunities, statistics and grant opportunities (if available).
NEW! Closing the Gap: Addressing Asthma Disparities in Schools. May 1, 2014, 2:00 - 3:30pm.
This webinar will showcase how two innovative programs (Los Angeles Unified School District and the Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey) reduced asthma disparities in their school systems through a comprehensive, partnership-based approach to promote indoor air quality management. To register, click here.
NEW! Protecting Our Children from Home Health Hazards: Information for Primary Care Providers on Lead Poisoning and Asthma, May 8, 2014, 12:30pm - 1:30pm.
Primary care providers can play a critical role in identifying environmental hazards in the home that impact on a child's health by asking about environmental exposures and counseling patients on steps they can take to create a healthy home. This webinar will discuss environmental hazards in the home, with an emphasis on lead poisoning and asthma. This session is pending for 1.0 prescribed credit through the American Academy of Family Physicians. For more information or to register, click here.
Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents, sponsored by National Institutes of Health. This grant program funds research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents, ages 8 - 21, with chronic illnesses. Awards of up to $50,000 a year, for two years, are available. Deadline: Varies. For more information or to apply, click here.
Updated: April 21, 2014