Pediatric Airway Disorders

Resources for families

Events

BAYADA Pediatrics in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, hosts parent support groups for the families of medically fragile children. Check out their latest events and RSVP.

Books

"Breathe Easy." Learn how to care for your child's tracheostomy in a book developed by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Order "Breathe Easy" today.

Websites

Aaron's Tracheostomy Page is a website authored by the parent of a child who had a tracheostomy for the first four years of his life. It offers a wealth of information on tracheostomy-related topics. It also features the TrachTies e-mail discussion group, a message board and networking resources for families of children with trachs.

The Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Foundation offers information and support to children with RRP and their families. The site features a discussion forum, up-to-date information about research and advocacy efforts, a newsletter, publications, and content just for kids.

American Academy of Pediatrics offers a wealth of information on children's health and typical childhood ailments. 

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery provides information about common pediatric ENT, head, and neck ailments and what you should ask your child’s doctor about diagnosis and treatment.

American Lung Association publishes helpful information for families who have children with pulmonary diseases.

HealthyChildren.org is a website powered by the American Academy of Pediatrics that offers the most up-to-date news and information for parents about the health of their children.

PA Ventilator Assisted Children's Home Program is a program for families in Pennsylvania that promotes high quality, cost-effective care of the ventilator assisted child in the home and supports the family in coping with this extraordinary endeavor.
 

Places to stay

Philadelphia Ronald McDonald HouseTM

Located at 3925 Chestnut Street, the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House has more than 40 guest rooms, as well as shared living rooms, kitchen, play and laundry areas. The rate is $15 per night for the first four nights and $10 after that, based on your ability to pay. The House gives priority to families who live a distance from the Hosptial. For more information or to reserve a room, call 215-387-8406.

The Penn Tower Hotel

Penn Tower Hotel is located on Civic Center Boulevard at 34th Street, just across the street from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The building houses University of Pennsylvania medical offices as well as hotel rooms, and a skywalk connects the hotel to the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, next door to Children's Hospital. It offers basic amenities including an enclosed garage. For more information or to make a reservation, call 215-387-8333.

The Hilton Inn at Penn

Located at 3600 Sansom Street, the Inn at Penn holds a AAA Four Diamond rating and is within walking distance of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Center City Philadelphia. It offers a variety of amenities, including an on-site restaurant. For more information or to reserve a room, call 215-222-0200.

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