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Local Experts Discuss School Accommodations for Children


The Arthritis Foundation hosts a panel to discuss education modifications for children with chronic disease.


Anchorage, AK (May 2, 2012) – The Arthritis Foundation is hosting a free event entitled “Advocating for Accommodations for Children with Chronic Disease”. The discussion takes place Friday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Providence Alaska Medical Center, East Auditorium.

“Advocating for Accommodations for Children with Chronic Disease” is a panel presentation and discussion designed to help families who have a child with any form of chronic disease learn to advocate for their child in a school setting. The featured panel of experts includes: Christopher Fraczek - 504 Compliance Coordinator at Anchorage School District; Reed Whitmore, Principal of Family Partnership Charter School; and Janie Henderson, former Education Coordinator at Providence Alaska Medical Center.

Registration is recommended as seating is limited. To register, visit http://educationaccommodations.eventbrite.com or contact Andrea Aho: aaho@arthritis.org or call (206) 547.2707.

About the Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. It robs one in every five adults and 300,000 children of living life to its fullest. The Arthritis Foundation leads the way by helping people with arthritis live better today and creates better tomorrows through new treatments, better access and, ultimately, cures. We do this by:

  • Funding life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades
  • Fighting for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions of Americans with arthritis
  • Partnering with families to provide empowering programs and information

As the nation’s largest private funder of research, public health programs and advocacy on behalf of the 50 million Americans with arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation has set an impact goal to reduce the number of people suffering from arthritis-related physical activity limitations by 20 percent by 2030.

For more information, contact the Alaska Office of the Arthritis Foundation at (907) 277.2784, toll free at (800) 475.6447, or online at www.arthritis.org.

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