?? re 504s with Aids

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2007 - 1:27am
JRsMami's picture
Joined: 08/08/2005 - 09:00

Has anyone been successful with requesting a designated aid for lunch/recess for child through their 504 plan? Was there issues regarding funding for the aid - or is their another plan used for the funding?

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2007 - 1:57am
maddiesmom's picture
Joined: 12/20/1999 - 09:00

Yes, we have a designated aide for DD during lunch time and one for recess, and it is in her 504.
She has one different aide for recess (while her normal aide is eating lunch).
The funding issue wasn't ever brought up to us. When she first started elementary school (3 years ago)and we were making her 504, we stated she needed an aide for the entire school day (including lunch and recess) and they staffed it accordingly.
The aide at recess has been wonderful since she has had many touch reactions on the playground (from traces on playgound equipment).
This year (she is in 3rd grade) they decided to switch lunch and recess around. They go out to recess FIRST and then to lunch. She hasn't had any reactions (knock on wood) this year and I think it is from the lack on FRESH lunch residue on the equipment.
I am so glad she has an aide that shadows her "just in case" at recess and at lunch. They do an excellent job of being discreet about their job and aren't right in her face while she is playing and eating.
If you feel your child needs an aide, I wouldn't ASK your 504 team for one, just TELL them that your child needs it and let them figure out the funding issue. That isn't your problem, they will have to come up with the $$ to keep your child safe (in my opinion).

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2007 - 3:23am
JRsMami's picture
Joined: 08/08/2005 - 09:00

We were just told that the 504 doesn't provide funding for an aid. We were lucky this past year to have had another child in his class that required an aid and she would tag team both children but he has since left the school we are now without the aid. We originally requested for a designated aid in the beginning of the school year but since they were able to provide it with the other child (non-PA related) we never added it to his 504. So now, I am wondering if I need to research and request another plan IEP, IDEA, ? to cover the school's funding issues involving my child. We were already denied the school covering the cost of wipes supplied throughout his specials classes.
We haven't had many contact reactions....BUT, we also do not allow him full access to the playgound equip. He's only allowed to play with kids who wiped or didn't have PB... not allowed on playground equip (which they only use every 3 weeks) and if he choos to play with a ball- it needs to be wiped first. This kind of goes agains his whole 504 plan, right, to have full access?! I would love to have him join the other kids but do not want to take the chance of cross contamination- I do not know what to do.

Posted on: Fri, 02/02/2007 - 10:05pm
JRsMami's picture
Joined: 08/08/2005 - 09:00

I thought I read that the 504s are funded locally and on state level but not federally.
Please someone correct me if I am wrong.
Are aids (even for 2 periods) outside the reasonable accommodations due to funding?

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 2:03am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

My sons class has a aide(called a Para)....but it is for the teacher, to help with lunch and recess and classroom stuff. She is not for our son, but I wanted to work into his 504 that she should be trained on the Epi and also in charge of my son(keep a closer eye on him etc....) I hope they go along with it, I would really like one extra set of eyes at lunch and recess...field trips, calss parties etc...
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Sat, 02/03/2007 - 2:14am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

504 ---- not funded, but federally mandated. "reasonable" doesn't apply to educational settings.
IEP----- funded, federally mandated.
If they want money from the feds in order to pay for an aide, then they need to do an IEP under an OHI designation.

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