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If your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan, you may have questions about how they are affected by coronavirus-related school closings.
Federal law provides for IEPs and 504 plans, which allow for classroom accommodations and extra support for public school students with learning challenges and disabilities. Many childhood cancer patients and survivors qualify for these services because of their disease and the side effects of treatment.
However, the laws do not specifically address what happens if school close unexpectedly for a long period. Parents are encouraged to work collaboratively with the school team to meet your child’s educational needs during this time of coronavirus-related closures.
Some important information to know about public schools:
If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s academic supports or progress, please contact your treatment center’s school program or liaison for assistance.
Many online resources are available to help you. Ask your child’s teachers for suggestions.
Reviewed: August 2021