Preparing for School With Asthma and Food Allergies

With the school year starting, you probably have many questions about sending your child with asthma or food allergies back to school. Here are some resources to help:



ASTHMA RESOURCES

AAFA.org/school
AAFA offers free resources for parents, schools, teachers and staff to help you get ready for the upcoming school year and help students manage asthma at school. 

Back to School With Food Allergies and Asthma
Guest speakers David Stukus, MD, and Michael Pistiner, MD answer common questions about how your allergist can help with back-to-school planning. 

     

Link to mobile-friendly video

Student Asthma Action Card
The Student Asthma Action Card is great tool to give to your child’s school about asthma management. It has sections for asthma triggers, daily medicines and emergency directions. 

Stocking Albuterol in Schools
Use the interactive map to find out whether your state has passed an albuterol stocking law. Take action on a federal law that could encourage more states to stock albuterol in schools. 

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CDC Guidelines for Managing Asthma in Schools (leave AAFA website)
The CDC information for schools and early childhood education programs to help them manage asthma in schools.

What Forms Do You Need for School If Your Child Has Asthma?
An important part of sending your child back to school is making sure you give the school all the right forms. See our checklist of recommended forms.

Are Asthma and Allergies Disabilities?
Learn how your child is protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act if they have asthma and allergies and how it can work for you.

Medicine BagsKeep your child’s medicines organized and easy to carry with AAFA medicine bags. All kids have a right to self-carry their asthma rescue medicines. If you want them to self-carry their medicines, get forms signed by your child’s doctor and give them to the school in advance.

FOOD ALLERGY RESOURCES

KidsWithFoodAllergies.org/school
Find educational resources, free webinars, videos, articles and more to help you send your child to school safely. 



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