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ERIC Number: EJ1165899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2372-451X
School Success for Children Experiencing Chronic Illness: National Recommendations for Addressing Global Barriers
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v36 n2 p8-15 2017
Advances in medicine and medical technologies over the past several decades have extended the lives of many individuals who have chronic illnesses that were once considered terminal. Likewise, these advances have enabled more students to participate in school than ever before. As such, their short-term and long-term academic outcomes must be considered when determining the types of educational supports and services that will be provided to this unique population of students. Existing legislation and policies intend to ensure access to education for all children in the United States, but there continue to be several barriers incurred by students who are ill due to vacancies in legislation, as well as state and district policies. Modifications to current legislation and policies can improve educational outcomes for these students. This paper aims to draw attention to several areas in need of modification, while also providing possible solutions for these issues. [This article was written by the Legislative Alliance for Students with Health Conditions.]
Division for Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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