• Having a child hospitalized for any reason can be a very scary and difficult situation to navigate. We are here to help relieve some of the stress that can arise for parents when navigating between the hospital and school systems. The Wellness Team serves as a bridge between the hospital and the school community.

    When your child is hospitalized, please reach out to Allie Bauer, Interventionist on the Wellness team, at or (224)655-1516.

    Allie will walk you through the process and coordinate care and homework assignments with the hospital. She will notify the Attendance Office and teachers of the student’s extended absence. She requests work from the teachers and collaborates with teachers in your child’s program. When your student is ready to return to school, she will schedule a transition meeting with you, your child, your child’s support team and any hospital personnel to help facilitate a smooth and successful transition back into the school environment. Allie also provides follow up care to help them feel supported when back.

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