Education Supports

What you need to know

It is important to have HIGH LEARNING EXPECTATIONS for children who have VLCAD. Encourage use of the core educational curriculum and modify it in order to meet the individual needs of the child.

  • A 504 plan for diet and/or gym may be required. If an individual with VLCAD or any other FAOD has an acute metabolic event that leads to a brain injury, they may have secondary academic consequences.  
    • Secondary academic consequences due to brain injury includes:
      • Loss of developmental milestones
      • Acquiring aphasia (an impairment in language ability)
      • Attention deficit disorder

What you can do

  • An IEP may be necessary if the child has had a brain injury. They may need a 504 plan for diet and gym.

You may want additional information about your child’s disability, early intervention, school services, therapy, local policies, transportation, and much more. Every state in the USA has at least one Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) to offer families just this kind of information. To find your state’s center, go to the Center for Parent Information and Resources.