When a child is facing cancer or a serious blood disorder, education may not seem like a top priority. Yet even in the midst of this difficult time,
school and learning remain important considerations and families have many educational concerns.
When can she return to the classroom? How will treatment impact his academic development? What can be done to ensure that her specific needs are met
by the school system? Who will advocate on his behalf? Tomorrows Children’s Fund sponsors L.E.A.R.N. (Liaison for Effective Academic Resources and Networking),
an educational and guidance support program, to answer these questions and more.
The objective of our L.E.A.R.N. program is to share information regarding the effect of these diseases on learning and offer families and schools
the practical help they need to address educational issues.
- Advocacy on behalf of families within school districts to ensure that children receive appropriate educational support
- Consultation on school placement and use of resources to meet children’s needs
- Education about disease, treatments and potential school-related effects
- Screening to monitor children’s educational development
- Coordination of diagnostic educational evaluations
- Consultation with patients through the Cure and Beyond program for long-term survivors.
We have equipped the clinic with state-of-the-art computers featuring up-to-the-minute software to assist all children in their educational goals.