September heralds a time of going back to school, shopping for school supplies, and excitement of seeing friends after the summer holidays. But, for some children and parents, the fall brings additional questions. Many children across the country are going through cancer treatments while in school – a situation that raises questions about how to balance school work and medical needs. Thankfully, a number of laws, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), provide students with the right to receive accommodations and necessary special education.
The Cancer Legal Resource Center offers webinars and trainings regarding the legal rights of students with cancer. This educational opportunity is provided by a long-time volunteer of the CLRC and made possible by a grant from the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Foundation, 2012 Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant.
For additional information about the rights for students with cancer check out valuable information from the American Cancer Society.