One issue that moms might face is the question of school rules in regards to inhalers and/or EpiPens for children with asthma. Some schools allow children who are independent in taking their medication to keep their inhaler with them at all times, while some prefer to have the medication in the hands of a teacher or the school nurse. However, KidsHealth points out that parents can invoke their child's right to keep their inhaler under laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Keeping your child's asthma under control when they are in school can seem daunting. However, with good and ongoing communication between you, your child's doctor and the school staff, the important people in your child's life can work together to make sure that the condition is controlled as well as possible so that your child can get the full benefits of his/her education and have an active, productive life while at school.