University of Virginia Curry School of Education

Policy Statements from the
American Academy of Pediatrics

These are links to policy statements about topics related to disabilities and schools made by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The policy statements are copyrighted by the American Academy of Pediatrics and we provide these links simply as a courtesy to those who come to ose looking for information about disabilities in children and youths. Please contact AAP for further information.

Policy statements about:

  • Assisting Disabled Children
  • Atlantoaxial Instability in Down Syndrome: Subject Review
  • Behavioral and Cognitive Effects of Anticonvulsant Therapy
  • Children With Health Impairments in Schools
  • Clioquinol (Iodochlorhydroxyquin, Vioform) and Iodoquinol (Diodohydroxyquin): Blindness and Neuropathy
  • Corporal Punishment in Schools
  • Doman-Delacato Treatment of Neurologically Handicapped Children
  • Drug-Exposed Infants
  • Education of Children With HIV Infection
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects
  • Folic Acid for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects
  • General Principles in the Care of Children and Adolescents with Genetic Disorders and Other Chronic Health Conditions

  • Guidelines for the Administration of Medication in School
  • Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of Studies to Evaluate Drugs in Pediatric Populations
  • Health Supervision for Children With Achondroplasia
  • Health Supervision for Children With Down Syndrome
  • Health Supervision for Children With Fragile X Syndrome
  • Health Supervision for Children With Marfan Syndrome
  • Health Supervision for Children With Neurofibromatosis
  • Health Supervision for Children With Sickle Cell Diseases and Their Families
  • Health Supervision for Children With Turner Syndrome
  • Horseback Riding and Head Injuries
  • Inappropriate Use of School "Readiness" Tests
  • Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision
  • Medication for Children With Attentional Disorders
  • Pediatrician's Role in Development and Implementation of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and/or an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)
  • Pediatrician's Role in Discipline
  • Physical Fitness and the Schools
  • Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis for Pediatricians
  • Provision of Related Services for Children with Chronic Disabilities
  • Psychosocial Risks of Chronic Health Conditions in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Role of the Pediatrician in Implementing the Americans With Disabilities Act: Subject Review
  • Role of the Pediatrician in Prescribing Therapy Services for Children with Motor Disabilities
  • Role of the Pediatrician in Prevocational and Vocational Education of Children and Adolescents With Developmental Disabilities
  • Role of the Physician in School
  • Role of Schools in Combatting Substance Abuse
  • School Bus Transportation of Children With Special Needs
  • School Health Assessments
  • School Transportation Safety
  • School-Aged Children With Motor Disabilities
  • School-based Health Clinics
  • Screening Infants and Young Children for Developmental Disabilities
  • Sterilization of Women Who Are Mentally Handicapped
  • Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents and Young Adults
  • Transition Of Care For Adolescents With Special Needs
  • Transporting Children With Special Needs
  • Treatment Guidelines for Lead Exposure in Children
  • Universal Access to Good-quality Education and Care of Children From Birth to 5 Years
  • Use of Physical Restraint Interventions for Children and Adolescents in the Acute Care Setting
  • Why Supplemental Security Income Is Important for Children With Disabilities

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