Advocating for Your Child: Navigating School and Community

Learn real-life, practical tips on how to navigate your child’s school system, including:

  • How to communicate with your child’s school
  • Understand 504, IEP plans, and which one is right for your child
  • How to navigate sun protection issues, social issues, P.E. class, and other classroom accommodations

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Presented by:

  • Michelle Best, special education and mental health advocate
  • Sue Carpenter, special education resource specialist teacher

Both Michelle and Sue are moms to children with juvenile myositis.

What is Juvenile Myositis?

Juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis and juvenile polymyositis, is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues.

Treatment Plans for Juvenile Myositis

A treatment plan is based on many factors, including the severity and expression of the juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). Each case is different and the symptoms can change over time.

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