What is this 504 vs. IEP ????

Posted on: Sun, 07/25/2004 - 4:49am
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Hello all,
This is my first post with your site. My PA child is a 5 year old girl. We start public kindergarten in 2 weeks. I have been attempting to work with the local elementary school for 4 months. They mostley kept saying to wait until school started to work out the situation. I am very concerned about my daughter's safety. I got a letter yesterday stating that we did get the teacher that we requested. She had a PA child 2 years ago and had previousley been trained with an epi-pen. The principal initially did not want there to be but one epi-pen in the nurses desk. This is a huge school with 1000 elementary kids. I did not feel that the nurse would always be available or close by to administer it.My daughter' last reaction was to touching a contaminated surface and she was losing her airway withing 90 seconds. My allergist called and spoke with the nurse and they agreed to place epi-pens with the nurse, teacher and library areas. I will be providing all of my daughters food and she will not be allowed to eat any foods unless it has been sent from home or pre-approved by her father or me. Needless, to say it has not been smooth sailing and we have not even started school yet. The school administration dept. even suggested that we homeschool.
My question is ---What is this 504 form that I have seen posted about? Any advice about where to go from here?
I have tried to be very nice. I work in a Pediatric Hospital and I know that when we encounter very "high maintenance parents", we don't take them as seriously as we should. I want to avoid being labled "crazy" before school begings.
Any advice will be appreciated.

Posted on: Sun, 07/25/2004 - 1:29pm
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I think that you do need a 504 plan. My best advice is to search these boards for everything re: 504 plans. There is a ton of information and I could not even begin to start explaining it.
Good luck!!!
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Sun, 07/25/2004 - 8:47pm
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Hi Shuleran,
Read these articles for an answer to your question:
SECTION 504 PRIMER FOR PARENTS & EDUCATORS OF CHILDREN WITH FOOD ALLERGY AND ASTHMA
[url="http://www.allergysupport.org/index.php?contents=rhondadocs/Primer.htm"]http://www.allergysupport.org/index.php?contents=rhondadocs/Primer.htm[/url]
SECTION 504 PLAN OUTLINE
FOR CHIDREN WITH SEVERE FOOD ALLERGIES
[url="http://allergysupport.org/rhondadocs/Outline.htm"]http://allergysupport.org/rhondadocs/Outline.htm[/url]

Posted on: Sun, 07/25/2004 - 11:50pm
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Rhonda, I'm so glad you came to the "rescue"! I was hoping someone would.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Mon, 07/26/2004 - 10:43pm
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Thanks so much for the replies. I will research the topic. I did get a phone call from the teacher and we have a meeting this morning at 11 [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]o am. She was very nice and wanted to know what she could do to make things work.

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