Protecting Our Kids: Navigating Migraine at School

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Key Questions
  • What is Migraine at School and what resources does it provide?
  • How can parents advocate for their school-age children with migraine?
  • What accommodations can schools make for students with migraine?
  • How can healthcare providers help families get accommodations at school?
  • What are the most common symptoms of migraine in children?
  • How can parents create a health plan for their child with migraine?
  • Why is it crucial to educate schools about migraine?
  • What are some ways schools can work with students with migraine disease?
  • What is a 504 plan and how does it support students dealing with migraine?
  • What are the next steps for the Migraine at School initiative?
Interview Notes
Treatments Mentioned
  • 504 Plan or IEP (Individualized Education Plan)
  • Glasses (light protection)
  • Meditation
  • SEEDS (Sleep, Exercise, Eat Healthy, Diary & Stress Management)
  • Quiet, dark room
  • Yoga

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Amy Graham

Migraine at School

With a profound commitment to empowering the next generation, Amy Graham brings over two decades of expertise as a creative nonprofit leader. Her unwavering dedication to grassroots organizing and program development has transformed the output of organizations she has led.

Thanks to her exceptional leadership approach in leading LiveFeed, an organization that utilized the music community to address childhood hunger, she was awarded the esteemed Washington University Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award.

With a strong dedication to empowering underprivileged communities and ensuring that every child has the chance to succeed, she is utilizing her personal experience with migraine as the driving force behind her leadership of the Migraine at School initiative.

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