Based on the findings from a survey it fielded to California families, DREDF has concluded that while some students are receiving the accommodations they need at school, the majority of those who responded to the survey are not. As a result, DREDF filed a compliance complaint on August 11, 2004 against the California Dept. of Education citing the CDE's failure to monitor local school districts' compliance with IDEA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and enforce the rights of children with diabetes to a non-discriminatory, free, appropriate public education.
DREDF is available to assist families all across the state of California who are currently experiencing problems getting the assistance they need with insulin administration at the school of their choice. Families should contact Larisa Cummings, DREDF Staff Attorney, by telephone or email at:
Larisa Cummings, Staff Attorney
2212 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
For more information, see:
- Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund web site
- Compliance Complaint with the California Department of Education
August 29, 2004
Last Updated: Sunday August 29, 2004 12:49:04
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