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Does your child have a 504 plan for diabetes care at school?

 
     

Yes, we've done a 504 every year

 
 

18%

 

80

 
     

Yes, this is the first year we've done one

 
 

9%

 

40

 
     

Yes, but we haven't done one every year

 
 

4%

 

21

 
     

No, not this year, but we have in the past

 
 

2%

 

9

 
     

No, we've never done a 504

 
 

32%

 

140

 
     

I don't know what a 504 is

 
 

27%

 

120

 
     

Other

 
 

5%

 

23

 
 

Does your child have a 504 plan for diabetes care at school?

Poll dates: August 18 - 25, 2002
Total Votes: 433

In the US, children with diabetes are protected from discrimination at school by federal law. Any school that receives federal funding must accommodate the special needs of kids with diabetes. Parents define any special accommodations using a 504 plan and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Without a 504, school staff may not know about a child's special needs, so preparing a 504 is very important.

This table compares answers to this poll from the same poll run in September 2001 and August 2000.

Answer    August 2002 September 2001 August 2000
Yes, every year    18% 16% 14%
Yes, first year    9% 8% 5%
Yes, but not every year    4% 2% n/a
No, not this year    2% 2% n/a
No, not ever    32% 25% 19%
Don't know what a 504 plan is    27% 38% 55%
Other    5% 5% 4%

The Law, Schools, and Your Child with Diabetes reviews the laws behind these plans. We also have a collection of sample 504 plans for you to use.

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