Special Accommodations
For some patients, treatments for cancer and other blood disorders can cause short-term or long-term side effects. These changes can make school more difficult for some patients. The School Program can help students secure the special services they need to promote their educational success.
 
Some side effects of treatment that can make school re-entry challenging include:
 
  • Becoming tired more easily
  • Physical activity limitations
  • Lowered immune function
  • Difficulty remembering, concentrating and learning new material
  • Depression, anxiety and isolation
 
The School Program can help patients and their families address some of these concerns through:
 
  • Attending school meetings as a hospital representative and advocate
  • Advocating for Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans that legally protect special accommodations for students
  • Educational counseling and case management services
  • Educational referrals for community resources
  • Coordinating referrals for neuropsychological testing
 
For more information, please contact Kayla Fulginiti, MSW, School Program Coordinator at 626-256-4673, ext. 62282.