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School Re-Entry

Returning to school after being diagnosed with cancer can be difficult for your child. To help with the transition, we offer a school re-entry program.

This program educates teachers and classmates about your child's diagnosis and treatment, and clarifies any misconceptions or fears about cancer. Child Life specialists can visit your child's school and give age-appropriate presentations to answer questions about your child's illness. These presentations address several aspects of your child's experience, including physical changes, such as hair loss, and other concerns you or your child might have.

The School Re-Entry Program is adapted for your child's grade level. All presentations include an explanation of cancer, and will allow time for discussion and questions. The program is designed to be interactive, and children are encouraged to participate. Presentations also are available for siblings and school faculty.