504 vs. Health Care Plan - Maryland

Posted on: Tue, 02/05/2002 - 2:22am
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Hi. I have read a lot on here, and would like to know whether 504s are being used for food allergies/idiopathic anaphylaxis in all states or just some.

We are in Maryland and are having a very difficult time working with the school. I am planning to ask for a 504, but first I would like to know whether it is required in all states. I know I have read somewhere on here that some states say only an individual health care plan is necessary.

I apologize if this has been explained elsewhere. Thanks for your help!

Carrie

Posted on: Thu, 02/07/2002 - 9:30pm
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Hi Carrie,
Section 504 is a Civil Rights Law that is federal and applies to all schools in all states that receive federal financial assistance (FFA) in the United State. Visit these links for more information. An IHP should be an integral part of any 504 Plan.
1. Read Section 504 Primer: Explanation of what Section 504 is and how it relates to Food Allergy
[url="http://www.allergysupport.org/index.php?contents=s_504vIDEA.htm"]http://www.allergysupport.org/index.php?contents=s_504vIDEA.htm[/url] or at
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/000381.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/000381.html[/url]
2. Get a letter from your doctor outlining the serious nature of your child's allergy. (though

Posted on: Fri, 02/08/2002 - 10:37pm
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Hi Rhonda. Thank you so much for your reply. I have read what you posted and it has been very helpful.
This has been such a difficult process, but I keep reminding myself what the stakes are and that keeps me motivated!! The information and support on here have made such a difference. Thanks again.
Carrie

Posted on: Sat, 02/09/2002 - 10:34pm
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Hi Carrie,
Keep us posted on your progress. Take Care,
Rhonda

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