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April 21, 2021

#16 The 411 on the 504 Plan for Type 1 Diabetics

#16 The 411 on the 504 Plan for Type 1 Diabetics

In this episode I have the pleasure of chatting with Janelle Haas, volunteer 504 plan advocate who frequently fields 504 questions from JDRF and families needing help establishing a 504 plan.  What is a 504 plan?? Great question! It can be so confusing and overwhelming, especially when dealing with the already overwhelming Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis. Basically, a 504 plan is a legally binding document that all T1D students in grades KG to 12 need to ensure they are safe and treated fairly while at school.  Janelle and I talk all about what it entails and things you need to consider when drafting your child's. (scroll down for the email I wrote to my school)

Model 504 Plan from ADA: https://www.diabetes.org/resources/know-your-rights/safe-at-school-state-laws/written-care-plans/section-504-plan

Janelle's email (be kind, y'all... she's a brave lady): janellehaas@msn.com

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973:
https://www.diabetes.org/resources/know-your-rights/section-504-rehabilitation-act-1973

The email I wrote to my school (it was too long to include here so I will link to the website so you can read it there):
https://sugarmamaspodcast.com/episode-16-the-411-on-the-504-plan-for-type-1-diabetics/