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Make Back-to-School Season a Success

Treatment for childhood cancer can affect a child’s ability to think, remember, move, play, communicate, and socialize. These challenges that come up after treatment are called “late effects.”


In partnership with the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Childhood Cancer Workgroup, ASK created the Childhood Cancer Education Toolkit to make sure everyone involved knows how to help accommodate late effects and support patient and survivor school success.


Parent Section


It is natural, and expected, for parents to have questions and concerns when their child goes back to school following treatment. While this experience can be overwhelming, a successful transition is possible with proper guidance and support from your child's school and medical teams!

This section of the toolkit shows parents and caregivers how to work with schools to meet their child’s educational needs after a cancer diagnosis.


School Section


After treatment, both children and teens can experience late side effects of treatment, including physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. Some late effects may come up right away, but it’s also common for children and youth to experience new challenges as they get older and school gets harder.


This section contains information for school personnel that they can use to support patients and survivors in the school setting.

Toolkit How-To


Our education toolkit was created with the help and expertise of Alma Morgan, ASK’s Associate Director of Education.


Hear from her about how parents, schools, and hospitals can use it to support students in treatment or survivorship.

Related Videos

Recognizing Cognitive Late Effects in Education

Educational & Vocational Issues in Survivorship

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