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

 
     

Yes, we've done a 504 every year

 
 

40%

 

  132

 
     

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

 
 

10%

 

  33

 
     

Yes, but we haven't done one every year

 
 

3%

 

  10

 
     

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

 
 

3%

 

  12

 
     

No, we've never done a 504

 
 

22%

 

  72

 
     

My child is in college or out of school

 
 

4%

 

  14

 
     

I don't know what a 504 is

 
 

9%

 

  30

 
     

Other

 
 

6%

 

  20

 


Total votes: 323

 

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

Poll dates: August 17 - 24, 2008
Total Votes: 323

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.

These resources can help kids with diabetes at school:

The table below shows previous results to this poll.

Answer    Aug 2008 Aug 2007 Aug 2006 Aug 2005 Aug 2004 Aug 2003 Aug 2002 Sep 2001 Aug 2000
Yes, every year    40% 35% 34% 37% 32% 26% 18% 16% 14%
Yes, first year    10% 7% 8% 9% 6% 9% 9% 8% 5%
Yes, but not every year    3% 3% 3% 3% 5% 5% 4% 2% n/a
No, not this year    3% 3% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2% 2% n/a
No, not ever    22% 27% 28% 26% 29% 24% 32% 25% 19%
Child in college    4% -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Don't know what a 504 plan is    9% 15% 15% 16% 17% 25% 27% 38% 55%
Other    6% 7% 5% 4% 6% 5% 5% 5% 4%

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