School Resources

Informing your child’s school personnel about juvenile myositis is important. Parents have reported a variety of avenues they have taken in order to do this. Depending on your child’s situation and your school district, the following information may be of assistance to you:

Communicating with Your Child’s Educators

504 and IEP Plan Information

State Resource Sheets for Disability Related Issues

Special Education & Rehabilitative Services Legislation (IDEA & The Rehabilitation Act)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

The Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)

IEP’s versus 504 Plans

Guide to the Individualized Education Program

Doctor and young juvenile myositis patient.

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.

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