The Riley School Program
With support from our donors, the School Program at Riley serves and advocates for school-aged patients and their families.
School is an important part of a child’s life. When it gets interrupted due to a hospitalization, an educational liaison will provide support to the child and family. The program is committed to supporting patients’ kindergarten through 12th grade educational plan throughout hospitalization, treatment and long-term needs.
Educational liaisons are committed to serving kid’s educational needs in many ways, including:
- Contacting children’s regular classroom teacher to coordinate assignments while he/she is hospitalized.
- Providing 1:1 or small group tutoring, as medically appropriate.
- Submitting attendance cards to schools at discharge.
- Facilitating homebound services for qualified students who cannot return to the classroom for 20 school days or more.
- Helping to provide schools with any needed documentation for an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan.
- Offering supportive services to families and schools in hopes of ensuring a smooth transition children back home and school including the following programs:
- The Bear in the Chair Program