IHP or 504 in Massachusetts?

Posted on: Mon, 07/28/2003 - 3:21am
tando's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

For those of you with children in public schools in Massachusetts, are you using an IHP or Section 504 plan? And how happy are you with what your using?


Posted on: Tue, 07/29/2003 - 5:32am
tando's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

Bumping this up in hopes of getting some response...We're just entering the public school system and ours doesn't seem to use 504 plans for food allergies. They use the IHP. Does anyone else in MA have school age children with PA? What are you using?

Posted on: Tue, 07/29/2003 - 10:01am
Janet Laflamme's picture
Joined: 02/08/1999 - 09:00

We're in Connecticut and our son's plan is labeled "Individualized Health Care Plan". The second line is "Is this a 504 Accommodation Plan" with a yes or no box. His is checked off as a yes. Hope this helps.

Posted on: Tue, 07/29/2003 - 10:08pm
tando's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

Thank you, Janet! Did the school nurse write your plan? How involved were you?

Posted on: Thu, 07/31/2003 - 11:50am
Janet Laflamme's picture
Joined: 02/08/1999 - 09:00

It took a few meetings to get the plan put together. My husband and I took in an outline of what we wanted-similar to ones posted on these boards. We went through it item by item and the nurse wrote it up using their form and way of organizing the material. So we were very involved. We go over it every year. A few changes due to son becoming older and more responsible.
As an aside - we didn't agree with the school's handling of transportation. Many postings on this issue a few years ago. By the 2nd grade we agreed with the whole plan-got what we wanted in the first place.
Good luck.
[This message has been edited by Janet Laflamme (edited August 01, 2003).]

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