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Posted on: Mon, 02/05/2007 - 7:25am
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Joined: 01/19/2007 - 09:00

If the person with the high school 504 plan reads this again, I would love for you to email me a copy also. High school is such a broader environment where we are especially because it is so big! He will come into contact way more frequently with people who may have no idea about his pa. Sure he is older and needs to be way more aware of his surroundings and environment and learn to speak up, but also I feel we need to take some kinds of precaution to do what we can to educate him. I am finding at my son's age level those with allergies (here anyway) tend to be way more tight lipped and just work it out themselves, so I (he) seem to be alone in this fight and looked at like "what makes you think you are so special and need such special treatment" or he is looked at like he should be segragated from others for their own fear of something happening and them being responsible.
If a 504 could help in some way, then we need to talk about getting one, also I am just wondering how others have handled the situation. For him, we are talking P.E., sports, sharing used equipment, and he is as bad as it gets, smell, touch, injestion, we have had bad anaphalatic (sp) to it all.
Thanks for the help and my email for anyone who could send me a copy of that 504 is

Posted on: Mon, 02/05/2007 - 7:48am
Carefulmom's picture
Joined: 01/03/2002 - 09:00

Athletemom, I would contact Rhonda for advice. Can someone post Rhonda`s contact info---I never had to use her.

Posted on: Wed, 02/07/2007 - 1:14am
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by NicoleinNH:
[b]I have a copy of a 504 for a girl who was entering 9th grade (obviously not my child, but my pediatrician gave me it to me after getting permission from the girl's parents and blacking out names, personal info, etc.--she gave it to me as an example). Let me know if you want it and I will email it to you.
it seems many have interest in this plan. Would you mind posting it here, Nicole?

Posted on: Wed, 02/07/2007 - 1:36am
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Joined: 06/21/2003 - 09:00

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Posted on: Wed, 02/07/2007 - 8:28am
Prajna's picture
Joined: 10/09/2001 - 09:00

I need to add one thing about LD classification.....
actually two things.....
first do your darnedest to keep the LD designation....the biggest problem we see on the college level is students who were declassified and have old documentation that we can't accept .... with the level of work changing at the college level... many students who did great in high school find that they DO need services in college and without current documentation they either have to get retested at the parents expense or they don't get services.... educational testing can cost over $1200 so my suggestion to you is to not let them declassify her.... the fact is that if you have a LD you have an LD you may learn to accommodate yourself in a known setting but the LD doesn't just disappear ..... Also when she is a senior in high school push to have her retested because there are several standardized tests that students in college may need to take.... GRE, Praxis.... depending on what state you live in that require that the educational testing data be less than 3 years old.... if that testing is 2 years old by the time she enters college... by the time she is a sophomore it is to old for ETS or the college testing service that runs the GRE and Praxis and Praxis 2 (for teachers).... if she decides that in a big room on a standardized test she might like a bit more time.....
the best thing that you can do is push to have her retain her eligibility status and have her retested as a senior in HS.... then provide that documentation to the college disability services office.... so if she ever decides that she does need accommodations on the college level...ie. extended test time, books on Mp3 (for slower readers) or in some cases like at my University, priority registration which allows students to choose their classes early .... she has that option....
just a thought from this
Disabilities Services Counselor.
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Posted on: Wed, 02/07/2007 - 9:38am
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Posted on: Wed, 02/07/2007 - 9:42am
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Posted on: Thu, 02/08/2007 - 3:37pm
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