My 14 yo daughter was diagnosed in April 09 with Type 1. She was at a small private school, where I teach, and we had no problems with the teachers letting her eat, drink, whatever while she was there. She has now started high school and is going to public school. I need to meet with the 504 coordinator to get one in place for Jordan. I would like to be well informed before entering this meeting. What types of things do I need to make sure are in her 504? Never having done this before I am totally lost. Thanks for all the help!
If you will click on the "Life with Diabetes" tab at the top of the JDRF home page, then click on "type 1 diabetes in school" in the drop down box, you will find a link to request a "school advisory toolkit". JDRF will email the toolkit to you. It is so handy for figuring out what to put in a 504 plan. As both a teacher and a mother to a son with type 1, I believe it is so important to have a 504 in place. Good luck with everything!
Jenn, I found both the JDRF website and the diabetes.org website very helpful. They have several examples of 504 plans you can use. I just went through all of this so shoot me a message if you need any help.