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Posted on: Fri, 03/14/2003 - 9:25am
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Re-raising for cam,s mom

Posted on: Sun, 08/22/2004 - 11:45am
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Raising - really a lot of good info on section 504 in this thread. I know some of the members don't like old threads being raised - BUT ...
This civil rights law (section 504) is still valid!
Hope this helps some of the new parents !
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Fri, 08/27/2004 - 2:04am
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Sue,
Is you lawyer by chance Stephen Walker? I just spoke with him and he just handled a case in Arizona. I'm in Ohio. A lot of the things you mention he told me.
meadow

Posted on: Fri, 08/27/2004 - 2:43am
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Meadow,
No. The lawyer we met with is a female in Tucson. I had one meeting with her. Really liked her but didn't need her at the end.
I did not know that lawyers from out of state handle cases on school issues.
It was almost impossible for us to find one in Tucson when I was going crazy fighting this issue with the school.
If some lawyers do handle out of state cases, maybe we should start a topic for sharing the names of willing and helpful attorney's ! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Stay safe and have a nice day!
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Fri, 09/10/2004 - 2:26am
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Hi LauraP. I would like to know how I could go about changing our school district's Office of Student Affairs director's current decision NOT to enter him into the 504 plan. He states that my son's allergies does not impede his ability to learn. My son is Peanut/tree nut allergy level 6 (highest), allergic to eggs, seafood/shellfish, garlic, LATEX, all legumes, bee stings, chicken (meat), dog, cat, pollen/tree pollen, dust and dust mites, and many more.
The reasoning behind the school's refusal to the 504 plan is that my son is extremely smart. He is only 6 years old and had taught himself to read. He does addition and subtraction well too. He is just very interested to learn. This shows that he didn't suffer from being an allergic child but that is also because I helped him learn what he wants to learn. So now I am in a bind just because my son is smart he is refused to be allowed the 504 plan. Can you please help me? Thanks!
Debbie

Posted on: Fri, 09/10/2004 - 4:36am
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Quote:Originally posted by nydl:
[b]Hi LauraP. I would like to know how I could go about changing our school district's Office of Student Affairs director's current decision NOT to enter him into the 504 plan. He states that my son's allergies does not impede his ability to learn. My son is Peanut/tree nut allergy level 6 (highest), allergic to eggs, seafood/shellfish, garlic, LATEX, all legumes, bee stings, chicken (meat), dog, cat, pollen/tree pollen, dust and dust mites, and many more.
The reasoning behind the school's refusal to the 504 plan is that my son is extremely smart. He is only 6 years old and had taught himself to read. He does addition and subtraction well too. He is just very interested to learn. This shows that he didn't suffer from being an allergic child but that is also because I helped him learn what he wants to learn. So now I am in a bind just because my son is smart he is refused to be allowed the 504 plan. Can you please help me? Thanks!
Debbie [/b]
huh? (not you)
when checking the boxes that supported the determination of eligibility, the team leader for my son's iep/ohi (or 504 if I had desired) asked me how PA/Asthma affected his education.
(she wasn't asking "if", just "how")
I replied, "He was homeschooled (by family) for over a year and a half since he was unable to access education in a safe (or even relatively safe) environment."
I think "access" and "safety" had a lot to do with it, but I could be wrong. I mean, how much is a grade school child (or minor) expected to protect themselves? Spectrum Issue? Or not?
I also explained what educational activities he would be unable to participate in if accommodations were not made. The plan also outlined accommodations that would be made in the event of x,y, or z.
Education, Awareness, Avoidance.
I also pondered how a reaction, or possible reactions of unknown origin affected his health, safety, and psyche.
How did pa/asthma affect my cub's ability to access a [b]Free and Appropriate Public Education[/b] in [b]The Least Restrictive Environment[/b] was what I asked [i]myself[/i].
ps.........my cub is a pretty intelligent bear himself. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] He was able to recite and demonstrate the epi-pen administration video almost word for word. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] But who or what institution littered with "professionals" who deal regularly with children (or minors) would purposely leave a young child (or minor) entirely on their own, without adult supervision/intervention where such life and death situations exist?
Has a physician caring for your child written a letter detailing concerns?
Have you appealed the decision?
General disclaimer: I am not offering advice in any manner or form. Just describing *my own* personal, highly individual, and unique situation. I could be wrong, and just lucked out. Individual situations may vary.

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Posted on: Fri, 09/10/2004 - 10:43am
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Debbie,
There are some good links on the site. I have listed a few that should help with the 504.
Sue in Sunny Arizona
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PattyR posted June 14, 2000 ------
Section 504 if part of the Rehabiliation Act. It is for kids who have problems that don't effect them educationally and for kids who don't qualify for special education but who may need some special situations in the school setting. There is a search feature here that can help you to lots of old posts and here is a link to a summary.
[url="http://www.beginningssvcs.com/legal.htm#504"]http://www.beginningssvcs.com/legal.htm#504[/url][/URL]
Here is another link to a 504 Q & A site. [url="http://www.504idea.org/504_q_a.html"]http://www.504idea.org/504_q_a.html[/url]
Rhonda RS posted August 21, 2001
1. Answer to, What is Section 504:
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/000381.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/000381.html[/url]
2. Answer to, What does a Section 504 Plan look like:
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/000378.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/000378.html[/url]
3. 50+ Links to Articles relating to Food Allergy
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/000380.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/000380.html[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 09/10/2004 - 12:48pm
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nydi,
"Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bureau of Special Education Appeals"
[url="http://www.allergysupport.org/rhondadocs/bsea.pdf"]http://www.allergysupport.org/rhondadocs/bsea.pdf[/url]
(listed on the [url="http://www.allergysupport.org"]www.allergysupport.org[/url] website)
(thank you Rhonda!)
page 21 third paragraph.
Opinion?
General Disclaimer: I am not offerng advice in any manner or form.

Posted on: Sun, 01/28/2007 - 10:45am
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how and where do i get the 504 plan? is it a form i can fill out in school?

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