Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital

Cure & Beyond

Survivors who are 2 or more years past their treatment for childhood cancer will receive comprehensive, lifelong support – regardless of where they received their treatment. Physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and educators provide ongoing services such as education for the survivor about his or her previous diagnosis and therapy, with recommendations for further care; assistance in transitioning to adult medical services; and observation and documentation of late effects. The freestanding, off-site program offers a warm, safe, and comfortable environment to address the unique concerns of its survivors.

Our Dedicated Team

Before Admission

An Educational Liaison will meet with you to provide an overview of how your child’s educational needs will be managed and answer any question you may have. It is important for you to request a copy of your child’s IEP or Section 504 Plan, if applicable, as well as school books and at least two weeks of assignments prior to your admission.

During Hospitalization

Tutoring services are made available through Education Inc. All-school aged children (Kindergarten-12th grade) will be offered tutoring services a minimum of 1-2 hours per day (Monday-Friday) when your child is physically able to benefit from instruction. For children between the ages of 3-5 who have been identified as, ”Eligible for Special Education and Related Services”, arrangements will also be made for them to receive tutoring services. There is no cost to you for these services.

We also have volunteer teachers who visit regularly and offer a variety of educational activities that supplement what is taught by the daytime tutors.

After Discharge

At the time of discharge, your school district will be notified and home instruction services will be initiated. This support will remain in place until your child is medically cleared to return to school. Assistance will also be offered in regard to planning for your child’s transition back to school.

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