Does your child have a 504 plan for diabetes care at school?
Yes, we've done a 504 every year
Yes, this is the first year we've done one
Yes, but we haven't done one every year
No, not this year, but we have in the past
No, we've never done a 504
I don't know what a 504 is
Total votes: 372
Does your child have a 504 plan for diabetes care at school?Poll dates: August 15 - 22, 2004
Total Votes: 372
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.
Even high school kids with diabetes need a 504 plan, notably to detail how standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT are to be handled.
Not included among the answers was "We don't have a 504 plan but we have another kind of formal accommodation." We'll add that next year.
The table below shows previous results to this poll. It's encouraging to note that the number of people reporting having a 504 plan each year is increasing.
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 15:37:51
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