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Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 12:55pm
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Lynn I brought this up to the top - there is good info on section 504 and IEP
Hope this helps
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Thu, 03/15/2001 - 4:49am
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I was reading through the posts on this board a bit today and my heart goes out to those who have their backs against the wall of bureaucracy.. Here is a tip that may give some leverage when dealing with stubborn and ignorant people. Often these people will jump if you light a fire under them. What do I mean? In the nicest way possible, inform them that you are going to contact the media and divulge all information about how your child's life threatening condition is being ignored or buried in red tape. Use language such as "I really don't want to have to take such drastic measures but I feel I have no choice.." Then start by contacting the health and science editor of local papers, call the local news and speak with the science specialist or the education specialist. I guarantee you that school districts don't want to be splashed in the news in a bad light. It may not work, but if it does then you win! Yes, I have used this tactic before in other situations and it has worked .. just remember that you get better results when being sweet but firm in letting your intentions be known.

Posted on: Wed, 04/04/2001 - 1:20am
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We are considering 504 for our son for first grade - does anyone know if this status affects health insurance premiums? Ability to participate in athletic programs?

Posted on: Wed, 04/04/2001 - 3:29am
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No, a 504 will not affect your insurance whatsoever. The only way a 504 can exclude a child from sports is if you put in the 504 that you do not want your child to be involved. My daughter is in first grade and partcipates in everything at school as well as a variety of after school activies. A 504 is basically a plan to modify activites so your child can partcipate not be excluded.
Linda

Posted on: Wed, 04/04/2001 - 1:18pm
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Hi, I have a question. We're planning on moving and we've called the elementary schools in neighborhoods we're considering. Some allow the epi in the classroom and nurse's office (and both the teachers and nurse know how to use it), but some only allow it in the nurse's office and only the nurse knows how to use it. Those latter schools assure us the nurse's office is close to the classrooms and cafeteria, and that the nurse is always around. I feel we should only consider moving to the areas with schools allowing the epi in the classroom as well. Do you think that's too limiting; ie, should I be willing to have my son attend a school where only the nurse has the epi and only she knows how to use it? Thanks.

Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2001 - 3:43pm
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I personally feel that the epi pen should be with the person who needs it. Whether you want your child or the teacher to be responsible for it is another decision to make. I always wonder when just the nurse is trained what happens if there is a problem somewhere else when your child needs help? How is the nurse located when she is out of the office? Does she get breaks? Who covers for her when she does? I just think ( many articles to back me up on this) that the key is immediate access to the medication. To me immediate is not in the nurses office- no matter how close it is. Just my opinion!
linda

Posted on: Sat, 04/28/2001 - 3:08am
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Finally signed our 504 for Rebecca yesterday. As soon as they send me a copy, which I had to ask for, I will somehow get it on here. I was suprised they did not automatically give me one. As a SPed teacher myself, I know that parents always get a copy of the IEP. This 504 is a combination of those already on here, but more appropriate for my school district here in NJ, USA.
I am rather proud of this 504 since it is the first one in the district which is for a food allergy, rather than ADD or ADHD. There were only a few changes they made to it which reflected district policy.

Posted on: Sat, 04/28/2001 - 11:32am
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mamagaona,
Congrats! I am so glad to hear you have a plan in place. I am looking forward to reading it.
Linda

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2001 - 2:51am
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mamagaona,
They should have given you a copy of the 504. Also attached to your copy should be a letter telling you contact information if you feel the plan is not being followed. It explains that the 504 is in place to protect your childs civil rights. It gives you contacts for the civil rights office. Make sure you get it. They are required by law to supply that information.
Linda

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2001 - 12:50pm
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Bringing this up for Mybaby and other parents that do not know what a section 504 plan is.
Sue in Sunny Arizona

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