The diagnosis of a chronic disease or disability can be devastating news for an adult, and even more so for a child. The diagnosis itself often places a family on an emotional, financial and physical roller coaster. Eventually, many parents of children with chronic diseases or disabilities face a time when their child goes back to school for the first time. There are so new things to consider, such as determining who will help your child get to class or how your child will relate to the other kids. Will they do well academically? How well does the school staff understand your child’s condition? This episode will help viewers understand how to build a support team that includes teachers, school nurses, principals and other key school staff.
Join host Jerry Franz in getting to know what the nation's most trusted health charities can do for you and your family. Every month the Health Matters at Work podcast series explores current health topics by interviewing experts from America's credible health charities in a talkshow format. Learn more about your own health and the health charities that can provide you support, information and services to live a healthier life.