Considerations for your child at school information sheet
A resource for parents who are about to start their educational journey, or children who may be starting at a new school.
About Me — school introduction template
A letter of introduction of your child to their teacher. It provides room for the child to share some information about themselves, and what works for them in the classroom.
How to organise an Individual Education Plan
This resource, from the Association for Children with Disability covers the ins-and-outs of what an IEP is, who is involved in making the plan, putting it into action and keeping it up to date.
Advocating for your child at school information sheet
A resource for children already enrolled in school. It provides advice and tips on how to navigate some of the challenges kids with mito can face at school.
Managing mito at school information sheet
A resource with tips to help children manage mito symptoms at school.
School information, for children with mito videos
Watch Michele Hemmings, Mito Foundations Pathways Telehealth Nurse, share advice to advocate for children at school to ensure they are getting the best support.
Mito 4 Kids is a school education pack for children in years K-6. The program is designed to help school aged children, their parents and teachers better understand the needs of children who are affected by mito at school.
The Mito 4 Kids pack is available to view here, alternatively we can send a pack to you. Please provide your details below.
This guide, developed by Genetic Alliance (U.S), assists parents in developing letters for their child’s teachers, coaches/P.E teachers and school nurses. As this is a resources from the U.S, some aspects might not be applicable or may need to be adjusted to suit your child’s situation.
2. All Play Learn
Includes extensive information about supporting children transitioning between schools, managing student anxiety, and information for within the classroom for children with disabilities.
A short article explaining how children work when suffering with mitochondrial disease. It explains that children with mito often seem like they are ‘zoning out’ when in fact they are experiencing very typical symptoms of mitochondrial.
The Victorian government has extensive resources on Independent Education plans, including a summary guide, key terms explainer, and a template. Whilst these resources are aimed at those in Victoria, those from other states can still find them useful.