Education & Schools

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The Education & Schools section of the Medical Home Portal provides information about health and learning school issues for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). It helps medical providers and school personnel to better work together to accommodate children with special health care or learning issues and ensure that they receive appropriate education-related services.

For children who need accommodations or services to effectively participate in the educational setting, there are generally 2 options to consider, the Section 504 Plan and the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Your Individualized Healthcare Plans (IHP) are specific medication and medical intervention plans that require physician authorization. More information about these options can be found below, as well as a variety of educational terminology, background information, useful forms, and resources.

Authors & Reviewers

Initial publication: June 2008; last update/revision: January 2021
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Author: Medical Home Team