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504 meeting tomorrow
We have our quarterly parent/teacher conference tomorrow, and the principal called this morning to say that he would be attending so that we could make it a combo with our first official 504 meeting. He's been very helpful and supportive of our efforts, and really seems to get it (unlike the teacher). He's drafted a plan for us to look over tomorrow, and we'll go from there. We have an appt with the allergist the next day, and want to have Ian tested for TN since we've never actually done it. We've always avoided TN on principle, but we'd like clarification now.
I'm expecting some resistance from the nurse on having the EpiPens anywhere but in her office. She's alluded to a "policy" prohibiting meds anywhere but the nurse's office, so I'll be asking for a written copy of the policy, and pushing for an exception for Ian if the district won't change the policy across the board. I suspect that this will be the only area where we'll have much difficulty reaching an easy agreement.
I have a 3-ring binder full of my resources (many thanks to everyone here for the contributions!), and the FAAN kit to share with them. Without PA.com, I probably would never have known to ask for a 504 plan, or had the slightest clue what to do about it.
Thanks to everyone here, and to Chris for making it possible.
Wish us luck!