The Association for the Education of Children with Medical Needs (AECMN) is a non-profit organization comprised of educators, healthcare professionals and caregivers involved in the education of children, adolescents, and young adults with chronic and acute illness.

It’s the lifework of AECMN to advocate for the delivery of appropriate educational services for these children and identify best practices of teaching students with medical needs.

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Keep your fingers on The Pulse of Hospital Ed.

OCTOBER 19, 2016

The Pulse, a monthly e-newsletter that highlights tools, tips and resources – all in line with a unique, month long, theme. Builds towards our overall vision of ensuring there are no limitations in the education.

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We want to shine light on the collaborative power of AECMN professionals worldwide. Over the next couple months, we encourage you to join in our journey to connect and unite the Hospital Ed. community.

Share using hashtag, #teachAECMN - we are so excited to learn from you!

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Fundamental Purposes:

  • Advocate for equal access to education for children with chronic illness and/or medical needs.
  • Initiate networking among professionals that provide educational service to children with chronic illness and/or medical needs.
  • Increase awareness of the academic challenges of children with chronic illness and/or medical needs.
  • Promote collaboration among educational and medical professionals.
  • Partner with local and national organizations with similar interests and objectives.
  • Encourage and provide resources for conducting research on the educational impact of childhood chronic and acute illnesses.

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Aurora, Colorado


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