That time of year again: Back to school medical ID

Posted on August 6, 2019 by kerri

For all parents, Back to School season can be a chaotic time of year. Buying new supplies, finding new classrooms, and sometimes, even starting new schools can cause a lot of business, and even in some situations stress. However, for parents of kids with medical conditions, disabilities, or special needs, your Back to School preparations … Continue reading “That time of year again: Back to school medical ID”

Asthma and allergies can both sneak up on you when you don’t expect them to. They (along with eczema) can occur together, but they can also develop independently—people with allergies are more likely to have asthma, and vice versa, but the two do not always happen together. What is Asthma? Asthma is a lung disease … Continue reading “Cough, cough, achoo: Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month”

What are environmental illnesses?

Posted on June 24, 2018 by kerri

Environmental illness is not well understood, but certainly exists–though used to be far more contested than it is now. There are several types of documented environmental illnesses, although more research is needed into many of these types of illness thought to be triggered by environmental factors or chemicals.   Which chemicals are thought to cause … Continue reading “What are environmental illnesses?”

It’s that time of year again: whether your kids are already off school or gearing up, it’s time for summer fun—camp whether for the day or overnight, weekend adventures, and maybe even some outdoor camp outs under the stars. All that means your kid (or you!) will probably be lugging a backpack or duffel bag … Continue reading “Packing for Summer Camp for Kids with Health Conditions”

If you have a child with a disability or other special needs, your child may receive support at school from a Teaching Assistant, also known as a Teacher’s Aide or Educational Assistant, or a Paraprofessional or Instructional Aide depending on where you are—and sometimes, according to their training, depending on where you live. Today, we’re … Continue reading “Not “at the head of the class”, but still very important: Teaching Assistants”

Dealing with the September Asthma Peak

Posted on August 28, 2017 by kerri

With Fall brings a different set of challenges for many people with asthma and allergies. Among people with asthma, children are typically hardest hit by the effect of Fall on their asthma, an effect that may be most-pronounced around the third week in September. The September Asthma Peak is a researched health “phenomenon”, where higher-than-average … Continue reading “Dealing with the September Asthma Peak”