ReSET is a research and engagement project led by the UW-Madison Department of Pediatrics with the goal of promoting school attendance for children with complex health needs during the pandemic.
Children with complex health needs have serious medical conditions and often rely on medical devices or people to help them with daily activities. The unique circumstances facing children with complex health needs require extra attention to attend school safely.
Last year, 460 Wisconsin families, school staff, and clinicians collaborated with a team of 35 experts representing families, schools, clinicians and policymakers across Wisconsin to prioritize strategies to help children with complex health needs attend school during the pandemic.
This summer, our ReSET team updated these priorities based on the most up-to-date information and experiences of families, students, and schools during the 2021-22 school year. These updated priorities—expanded to include other respiratory viruses—are now available on ReSET for Kids' new-and-improved website, along with other resources for families and schools in preparation for the 2022-23 school year.