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Resources for Teachers
These organizations offer a variety of programs, groups, and resources for people with asthma, their families, teachers, and health professionals. Availability of services varies throughout the country:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Written materials and programs for people with asthma, their families, teachers, and other school personnel.
AAFA/Asthma and Allergy Foundation of
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for and educating the public about asthma and allergies. With over 150 support groups and chapters across the country, AAFA offers community workshops, a clearinghouse of practical information, and separate newsletters for patients, support group leaders, and teens with asthma.
Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of
The Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting allergy and asthma patients and their families. AAN/MA provides reliable and practical information, support, and resources to individuals with allergies and asthma that will make it easier to manage their conditions. Membership is $25 a year and includes a monthly newsletter and discounts on allergy/asthma products and resources.
American Lung Association (ALA)
The 800 phone number connects you directly with your local American Lung Association (ALA office). Local ALA chapters (phone number in you local telephone directory) feature "Open Airways for Schools," a comprehensive elementary school-based asthma program for children with asthma. One program can serve an entire school and can be used repeatedly. (To order the program, contact your local ALA or call 1-800-292-5542). Also available are educational materials, support groups, speakers, asthma camps and community-based programs for children with asthma, their families, school personnel and health care professionals.
Healthy Kids: The Key To Basics
Written materials on the rights of students with asthma and other chronic conditions
Kids on the Block
Books, puppets, and videos which deal with childhood issues such as asthma, cerebral palsy, child abuse, and deafness. There are puppet troupes in locations throughout the country available for performances.
Books on Health and Asthma for Children
So You Have Asthma, Too, (book and
video) Nancy Sander, Allergy and Asthma Network
Thin Air, David Getz, Henry Holt
Company [OUT OF PRINT JANUARY 1999]
Hometown Hero, Barbara Aiello and
Jeffrey Shulman, Twenty-First Century Book
[OUT OF PRINT JANUARY 1999]
The Well Child Coloring Book, Mike
Samuels, MD, Summit Books
Winning Over Asthma, Eileen Savage,
I'm a Meter Reader, (book and video)