The Sickle Cell Center at CHOP has developed comprehensive information on sickle cell disease and how it can affect the school life of children. The information is available to teachers, school nurses, athletic departments, camps and before- and aftercare providers.
Typically, families request that this information be sent to their child's teacher or teachers and passed along to school nurses. Families may request that a member of the Center meet with school personnel to provide information about measures that can be taken to avoid or address problems that students with sickle cell disease may face.
To learn more about the program and/or to request specially developed literature for school staff, contact our Center at 215-590-3423.
Resources for Caregivers and Students (PDFs)
- 504s and IEPs (español)
- Tips for College- and Career Bound Student (español)
- Caregiver Back-to-School Checklist (español)
Sickle Cell Action Plans for School and Camp Communities (PDFs)
- Sickle Cell Handbook for Schools
- School Health Services
- Early Childhood Education Provider
- Teacher/Substitute Teacher
- High School Staff and Guidance Counselor
- Athletic Department
- Before and Aftercare
- Summer Camp
- Daily Water Consumption Recommendations
- Fostering Emotional Well Being
- Supporting a Student Who Has Had a Stroke