Whether it’s middle school, high school, college, or a job, you spend a lot of time in these places. Because IBD is unpredictable, you’ll need a backup plan with someone who knows what’s what.
Your IBD and treatments might affect your school attendance or performance. You might have to miss school when you have medical appointments or if you’re feeling really bad during a flare. Remember, you are still responsible for learning the required subject matter. To help you do that, your parents can request a 504 (Accommodation) Plan. Once your health care professionals and the school identify how your IBD could affect you in school, a 504 Plan is created that lists the accommodations, special services, or adjustments that you might need.
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America has a 504 Plan template for you and your caregiver(s).
College Scholarship Opportunities
AbbVie’s $15,000 Crohn's & Colitis Scholarships are now available for 2016-2017! Qualified applicants include legal residents of the US living with IBD who are entering into or currently attending an accredited US-based post-secondary educational institution. Application deadline is March 25th, 2016. To apply, visit: www.crohnsandcolitisscholarship.com.