Learning & Living With Cancer
As the parent of a child returning to school during or after cancer treatment, you will need to be the mobilizing force behind your child's education plan. You are the person who will need to see that a plan is started and maintained, or changed as needed. Your child's medical team and school personnel will support you in shaping and carrying out the plan.
This booklet is written to guide you in this endeavor. It is a starting point to give you
- Insights about the challenges your child may face and what can be done
- Information about the laws that protect your child's educational needs
- Specific ways that schools can help meet your child's educational needs.
Children affected by cancer treatment may have a physical or learning disability. The following three federal laws help protect the rights of students with disabilities including those with educational needs resulting from cancer treatment.