Success Through Academics, Resources and Research (STARR) Program



What is the STARR Program?

The Department of Hematology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital created the Success through Academics, Resources and Research (STARR) Program to partner with parent(s) of children with sickle cell disease, to help make the most of their child's educational experience.


STARR Program Objectives:


What is Section 504?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of l973 is a federal civil rights law that allows students with medical concerns to get modifications and accommodations to help them learn better. These modifications and accommodations are changes made within the classroom to increase your child's chances for learning success.


Possible 504 Plan Modifications and Accommodations

Changes that suit the child’s medical needs:

Changes in classroom and teaching to help the child:


What is an Individual Education Program (IEP)?

An IEP is a legal document made possible through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA). By law you and a team of staff members from child's school can create an IEP to help your child learn better. The IEP is a plan for teaching your child and meeting your child's specific education needs.


Possible IEP Modifications and Related Services.


What are the benefits of an educational plan?


How do I schedule a school meeting?