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When a student has Addison's: a guide for schools and parents


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About this Publication

The ADSHG booklet 'When a student has Addison's: a guide for schools and parents' was written to help young people with Addison's who are in education to explain the condition, considerations needed and support required by a school or educational establishment.

 

This leaflet was developed jointly by ADSHG members Sue Chambers, Debbie Heaton and Katherine White. The ADSHG also wishes to thank Juliet Edwards, Jennifer Billingham, Sue Elford and Lindsey Farrow for reviewing the content.

 

The booklet covers the following information:

 

1. What is Addison's
2. Day to day symptoms
3. Managing medication and fluids
4. Medical jewellery and other documentation
5. The Individual Healthcare Plan
6. Absences and support for education missed
7. Outside the classroom: school trips and sports
8. Exam arrangements
9. Transition to another school
10. Responding to sickness, injury and emergencies
11. Legislative guidance and further information
12. Suggested Individual Healthcare Plan template
13. Other essential contacts

 

Our thanks to Professors John Wass, Simon Pearce, Wiebke Arlt, Dr Trevor Howlett and consultant endocrine nurse Phillip Yeoh of the Addison’s Clinical Advisory Panel for their guidance and input.

 

This leaflet is © ADSHG December 2015. It may be copied for educational or personal use or by medical practitioners for the education of their patients. Otherwise, it should not be reproduced without written permission from the ADSHG.




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The Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group is the support group for people with Addison’s disease or adrenal insufficiency and their families in the UK and Ireland.The group was formed in 1984 and is a UK registered charity no. 1106791.

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