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STARTING SCHOOL

A RESOURCE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS OF CHILDREN WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE

HeartKids is here to help you navigate your heart kid's school journey.

Our Starting School resource provides information and tips to help you identify and meet the challenges of school for a child with congenital heart disease.

There are 18 different types of congenital heart defects, however many of these have additional anatomical variations. Each person with a congenital heart condition will have different treatments, medications and health care plans specific to them.

It is important to discuss your child’s condition with their school and teacher, medical practitioner/cardiologist.

Starting School is a free resource available to download HERE (PDF 91.4KB).

If you have any questions at all about the information or would like to connect with our Support Team in your area please call the HeartKids Helpline on 1800 432 785.