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Does your child have a 504 plan for diabetes care at school?


Yes, we've done a 504 every year






Yes, this is the first year we've done one






Yes, but we haven't done one every year






No, not this year, but we have in the past






No, we've never done a 504






I don't know what a 504 is












Does your child have a 504 plan for diabetes care at school?

Poll dates: September 2 - 9, 2001
Total Votes: 595

In the US, children with diabetes are protected from discrimination at school by federal law. Any school that receives federal funding must accommodate the special needs of kids with diabetes. Parents define any special accommodations using a 504 plan and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). WIthout a 504, school staff may not know about a child's special needs, so preparing a 504 is very important.

This table compares answers to this poll from the same poll run in August 2000.

Answer Sep 2001 Aug 2000
Yes, every year 16% 14%
Yes, first year 8% 5%
Yes, but not every year 2% n/a
No, not this year 2% n/a
No, not ever 25% 19%
Don't know what a 504 plan is 38% 55%
Other 5% 4%

The Law, Schools, and Your Child with Diabetes reviews the laws behind these plans and includes a link to a downloadable Word document that can serve as the basis for a 504 plan.

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