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
National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20814-0105
Written materials and programs for people with asthma,
their families, teachers, and other school personnel.
AAFA/Asthma and Allergy Foundation of
1125 15th Street, NW
(202) 466-7643 or 1-800-7ASTHMA
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
2751 Prosperity Avenue
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
American Lung Association (ALA)
61 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, New York 10006
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
Ellie Goldberg, M.Ed., Educational Rights Specialist
79 Elmore Street
Newton, MA 02459
Written materials on the rights of students with
asthma and other chronic conditions
Kids on the Block
Columbia, MD 21046
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
A colorful story that will
delight children as they learn more about asthma.
Thin Air, David Getz, Henry Holt
Company [OUT OF PRINT JANUARY 1999]
children can read this story about one boy's attempt to deal with his asthma.
Hometown Hero, Barbara Aiello and
Jeffrey Shulman, Twenty-First Century Book
[OUT OF PRINT JANUARY 1999]
Scott Whittaker, the Kids
on the Block character, deals with his asthma, friendships, and growing up. The
book has a question-and-answer section which provides asthma information in a
useful format for children of all ages.
The Well Child Coloring Book, Mike
Samuels, MD, Summit Books
[OUT OF PRINT JANUARY 1999]
Subtitle "A Child's Guided
Tour Through the Body" this book does just that. With simple explanations and
line drawings, the child learns about body systems.
Winning Over Asthma, Eileen Savage,
This story of one child with asthma is a read aloud book for the
younger elementary child.
I'm a Meter Reader, (book and video)
A story that teaches children about peak flow meters.
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