Who We Are:
The Dell Children’s Educational Advocacy Program is a grant funded program that provides school advocacy. Services are provided to DCMC patients between the ages of 4 to 20 who are enrolled in school. Our goal is to work with the school to identify and advocate for accommodations when a medical condition impacts a student’s ability to participate in regular schooling.
What We Do:
- Consultation and education for parents and schools to understand the impacts of illness and treatment on learning in the school environment.
- Presentations to schools and classrooms regarding child’s disability.
- Consultation on the creation or revision of an accommodations plan (i.e., an IEP or 504 plan).
- Attendance at 504 and IEP meetings to advocate for child’s needs.
- Consultation with the medical team to determine the best and safest return to school, including implementation of homebound services.
- Consultation for school-based intervention regarding child’s disability.