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School Absences & Fatigue

What you need to know

  • A child with CF may experience fatigue and have frequent absences related to the condition. 

What you can do

Have a clear understanding of the need for support or accommodations relative to school absences and fatigue.

  • Whether through an IEP, Section 504 Plan and/or emergency plan, work with the child and family to ensure that the child has the right interventions and accommodations to address absences and fatigue and succeed in school.
  • Ensure that everyone who comes in contact with the child (including bus drivers, cafeteria staff and monitors, substitute teachers, faculty and administrators, coaches, specialists, etc.) understands and supports his/her accommodations.