Getting through School while on Treatment

American Brain Tumor Association  

Publications: Educating Children and Teenagers and Returning to School

www.abta.org

American Cancer Society

Printable fact sheet on school and child with cancer

www.cancer.org/treatment/childrenandcancer/whenyourchildhascancer/childrendiagnosed-withcancer-returning-toschool 

American Childhood Cancer Organization

Order publications for returning to school with cancer treatment. Many publications and most are free.

https://www.acco.org/books

Cure Search for Children’s Cancer

Guidance for School Personnel www.curesearch.org/Guidance-for-School-Personnel

www.curesearch.org 

Guidance for Parents 

Learning Problems During of After Treatment www.curesearch.org/Learning-Problems-During-or-After-Treatment

www.curesearch.org/Guidance-for-Parents 

Hopecam

Hope cam provides the child with cancer a tablet computer equipped with a webcam, Internet access in the home if the child is without, and works with the child’s school to provide them a web cam so the child can participate in classroom activities, and see and talk with their friends.

www.hopecam.org

Journey4ACure

Journey4ACure is a small foundation and one part of their mission is to enhance the lives of kids battling cancer – through the iPad program. iPads facilitate the child’s communication with friends and family during long hospital stays, help kids get through treatments, help them stay on track in school, some apps help kids with developing motor skills and they provide entertainment and bring smiles to brave kids battling cancer.

www.journey4acure.org 

Keep Kids Connected

Provides a notebook/tablet computer to kids with cancer or other life threatening illnesses to help them stay connected with friends and school while undergoing treatment. Application process.

www.keepkidsconnected.org

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Publication called: Coping with Childhood Leukemia, Back to School Resources Document

www.lls.org/sites/default/files/fileassets/childhoodleukemialymphoma.pdf    

Mikey’s Way Foundation

They strive to create connection and diversion to help children face the emotional and physical hardships of long term, debilitating treatment. Provides computers, iPads and other electronic devices for children with cancer.

www.mikeysway.org 

Monkey In My Chair

This monkey and school reentry backpack is for pre-school and elementary aged children who are away from school because of a cancer diagnosis. This program helps to educate the classmates regarding the child’s medical diagnosis and to keep the child connected with the class

www.monkeyinmychair.org

National Children’s Cancer Society

Download publication called An Educational Guide for Friends of Teens with Cancer

www.thenccs.org/publications

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