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Family Resources

This school letter lets your child's school know of your child's IBD diagnosis, and provides recommendations for meeting your child's health needs during school hours.

Get information about 504 Plans, which allow children with chronic health needs various services and accommodations in school.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinic provides comprehensive health care for children and adolescents with IBD, namely Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, in a family-centered environment that recognizes the physical, emotional, behavioral, financial, and social needs of patients and families. This clinic uses a team approach in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with IBD. What this means is that your child's care and treatment will be provided by a team of gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners, a psychologist, social worker, nutritionist, and researchers who are working together to best meet your child and family's needs. Clinical care includes access to the ImproveCareNow Collaborative, a partnership between more than 30 pediatric gastroenterology centers working together to improve the care and outcomes for kids with IBD.

Learn what to expect prior to your child's IBD visit and get answers to frequently asked questions.

IBD Patient Family Advisory Council

To co-produce the highest level of care for the pediatric IBD patients and families at Children’s Mercy. Learn about this council's mission, accomplishments, and bylaws.


Crohn's disease: Bailey's story

Bailey has been living with Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that can affect the entire digestive tract, for almost half of her life. She has powered through flare-ups with the help of our IBD Team and continues to keep a positive outlook on life.

Meet Bailey
Bailey standing outside, in front of a lake and smiling.