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    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 booklet 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. Print copies are available in the online Shop on this link.

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  2. Version

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    This education booklet, 'What is Addison’s?' was written with school projects in mind and provides some basic information on the condition. The booklet gives a little history of Addison’s, from its discovery by Dr Thomas Addison in 1855, through the scientific and medical advances that occurred in the twentieth century, concluding with an overview of what life is like today for people with Addison’s. It includes a section of definitions explaining some of the medical terms used in endocrinology. This booklet is probably most useful for senior high school biology and social history topics, but may also be relevant for junior science projects. The booklet can be downloaded in colour or black and white versions - just click the download button. To photocopy this booklet, set your printer to 'Fit to printable area' and to 'Black and White' print. It will then print to a photocopiable standard on a full A4 page. A companion product 'What is Addison's?' A3 educational poster is also available. The booklet is © ADSHG September 2015. This booklet may be copied for educational purposes, that is for teachers to use with their students and for medical practitioners to use with their patients, or for personal use. Otherwise, it should not be reproduced without written permission from the ADSHG.

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  3. Version

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    This A3 colour poster is a companion product to the education booklet, 'What is Addison’s?', which was written with school projects in mind and provides some basic information on the condition. The education booklet gives a little history of Addison’s, from its discovery by Dr Thomas Addison in 1855, through the scientific and medical advances that occurred in the twentieth century, concluding with an overview of what life is like today for people with Addison’s. The education booklet that accompanies this poster is also available to download. This poster is © ADSHG September 2015. This poster may be copied for educational purposes, that is for teachers to use with their students and for medical practitioners to use with their patients, or for personal use. Otherwise, it should not be reproduced without written permission from the ADSHG.

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