School is more than a place to gain knowledge and skills. It also is a place where children meet new friends and learn about themselves and other important life lessons. Because children spend many hours in school, it is important that it be a safe and supportive environment for all children.

Ten percent to 15% of children in our nation's schools have a chronic health condition (such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, and seizure disorders). Parents, school staff, and pediatricians need to work together to make sure children with chronic illnesses have the same educational opportunities as other students.

Read more to learn how parents, schools, students, and pediatricians can create a safe and supportive place for students with chronic health conditions.

If your child has a chronic illness, how he is cared for and treated at school is important. You will need to work with the school to make sure...

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