There are a variety of ways parents can share information about their child’s medical ailments, their vision and goals. Here we will offer you examples of ways to present information to your school community. This profile could be used for school, daycare, caregiver, friends or families.
Letter to Parents
Writing a letter to other parents of kids in your child’s class helps provide information, break the ice and demystify your child’s condition. Keep it short and to the point. For example:
Hello,We are the Jones family and we would like to introduce you to our son Preston! This year Preston will be attending kindergarten with your child and we are very excited! Since our kids are going to be spending the school year together we thought it would be a good idea to share a bit of information about Preston with you.
When Preston was one month old, he was very sick with an infection in his brain called meningitis. He spent a few months in the hospital, fighting to get better and thankfully he did! Preston now requires a wheelchair to help him get around because his leg muscles are tight. He loves when his friends push him around slowly. Our little boy is very smart and social. He has a very good understanding of what is going on and loves being included in everything. Over the last year, Preston’s vocabulary has exploded from hundreds to thousands. Sometimes, it takes a bit of work for him to put his thoughts into words but we know that his new amazing friends will take the time to listen.
We look forward to having a fun and successful year together. If you have any questions please feel free to ask – we love talking about our son.
Tim, Lillianna and Preston Jones