RYAN’S LAW is a piece of lifesaving Ontario legislation that came into force in May 2015. It requires all school boards in the province to develop and maintain asthma policies and procedures that help protect students who have asthma. Schools are also required to allow students with asthma to carry their emergency inhalers, with permission from a parent or guardian.
The Ontario Lung Association is committed to helping parents, teachers and school boards adjust to this new era of asthma-friendly schools!
FAQs for parents/guardians:
How will Ryan’s Law help to keep my child with asthma safe at school? What should I know about asthma? Find the answers here.
FAQs for teachers:
What should I do if a student is having difficulty breathing? How will I know which students have asthma? Find the answers here.
Managing Asthma in our Schools – a video for teachers
THE LUNG HEALTH CHECK is a simple tool that will help you evaluate your family’s lung health. What are your lungs telling you? We encourage you not to ignore the symptoms that might be right under your nose. Discuss the results with your health-care provider!
CALL ME BRAVE BOY is a colourful 20 page picture book on childhood asthma designed for a parent or caregiver to read to a young child who has asthma. Children can follow along with the wonderful Michael Martchenko illustrations.
ASTHMA ACTIVE is a free book of puzzles, games and information to teach children how to control their asthma and stay active. It’s a great way to learn that having asthma doesn’t mean having to sit on the sidelines.
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