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Health Care, Special Needs and Your Child's School

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A new school year can be stressful for several reasons, especially for those of us with kids who have medical conditions or learning needs that require special attention.

The good news is, there are plans that can be written specific to your child’s needs that can help parents, students, teachers, nurses and staff be on the same page.

Written plans act as an agreement between students and the school to make sure that barriers are removed, and accommodations are made so that your child can get the most out of their education.

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When Your Doctor Is Booked, Try an N.P. or P.A.

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When you go to your doctor’s office, do you sometimes see a provider with N.P. or P.A. after their name?

In 2010, the Affordable Care Act recognized both nurse practitioners (N.P.) and physician assistants (P.A.) as primary care providers. As demand for health care grows in the U.S., these advanced care practitioners (ACPs) will become more and more important.

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