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

 
     

Yes, we've done a 504 every year

 
 

32%

 

  120

 
     

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

 
 

6%

 

  26

 
     

Yes, but we haven't done one every year

 
 

5%

 

  21

 
     

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

 
 

1%

 

  4

 
     

No, we've never done a 504

 
 

29%

 

  110

 
     

I don't know what a 504 is

 
 

17%

 

  65

 
     

Other

 
 

6%

 

  26

 


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.

Answer    Aug 2004 Aug 2003 Aug 2002 Sep 2001 Aug 2000
Yes, every year    32% 26% 18% 16% 14%
Yes, first year    6% 9% 9% 8% 5%
Yes, but not every year    5% 5% 4% 2% n/a
No, not this year    1% 2% 2% 2% n/a
No, not ever    29% 24% 32% 25% 19%
Don't know what a 504 plan is    17% 25% 27% 38% 55%
Other    6% 5% 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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