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Readers Respond: How Do You Work With Your Child's School Regarding IBD?

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Updated March 09, 2011

For a school-age child, chronic illness means missed days, medication during the school day, and difficulty giving her full attention during class. A child with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may also need special dispensation to leave and use the restroom during class. It can be challenging to bring teachers and administrators together in the care of a chronically ill child and have everyone agree on how to proceed. How do you advocate for your child with IBD in the school setting? Which strategies worked for your family in partnering with your school -- and which didn't?

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