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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












Total votes: 390


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

Poll dates: August 13 - 20, 2006
Total Votes: 390

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. Even high school kids with diabetes need a 504 plan, notably to detail how standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT are to be handled.

These resources can help kids with diabetes at school:

If you live outside the US and have formal, legally binding accommodations to help ensure that your child with diabetes succeeds at school, we would love to hear from you. Please email and let us know what you use.

The table below shows previous results to this poll.

Answer    Aug 2006 Aug 2005 Aug 2004 Aug 2003 Aug 2002 Sep 2001 Aug 2000
Yes, every year    34% 37% 32% 26% 18% 16% 14%
Yes, first year    8% 9% 6% 9% 9% 8% 5%
Yes, but not every year    3% 3% 5% 5% 4% 2% n/a
No, not this year    2% 2% 1% 2% 2% 2% n/a
No, not ever    28% 26% 29% 24% 32% 25% 19%
Don't know what a 504 plan is    15% 16% 17% 25% 27% 38% 55%
Other    5% 4% 6% 5% 5% 5% 4%

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