Students organize Rare Disease Day events in schools and universities across the U.S. and NORD is happy to help with suggestions, resources and – when possible – speakers. Campus events promote awareness and provide an important learning opportunity for students preparing for health-related careers. Events within grade schools help children and adolescents understand the challenges of those impacted by rare diseases at an early change and create a better sense of understanding.
Campus events promote awareness and provide an enriching learning experience for students preparing for health-related careers. Students should feel free to download and utilize the following resources to prepare for their university events. For more information about hosting these events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How-To Guide: How to Host a University Event
How-To Guide: How to Host a Panel
For the past several years, NORD has provided a curriculum supplement for high school teachers to download and use for Rare Disease Day that has been very well received. That resource is available here, along with other suggestions for high school students and teachers.
High School Curriculum
Elementary & Middle Schools
Children of all ages can learn important lessons about understanding and acceptance through Rare Disease Day events with an anti-bullying message or other age-appropriate themes. For help in planning these events, check out the resources below.
Middle School Events & Activities
Elementary Events & Activities