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Did you have a meeting at the beginning of the school year?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Charlotte'sMom, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Charlotte'sMom

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    So the principal called me back and I have a meeting next week to discuss getting a 504 in place. So now I really have to buckle down and think about what things I'd like in the 504. The anxiousness is wearing off, so hopefully I won't be too stressed about this.
     
  2. hawkeyegirl

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    Just keep in mind that it's super easy to add things to a 504, so don't feel like you have to get it exactly right the first try. In my opinion, the most important thing is the EXISTENCE of the 504. Really, the day-to-day care stuff with the nurse is the tricky part to figure out. When/how she'll test, treat, whether she goes to the nurse or nurse to her, how to deal with treats/snacks, etc. Most of that evolves over time as you get a handle on her schedule and what is most practical for the way things actually work as she goes about her day at school.
     
  3. Christopher

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    I agree. Start with the basics, the things that you feel are the most important for your daughter's care on a daily basis. You can always revise once you begin to implement the plan and see where there may be gaps.

    Good luck! :cwds:
     
  4. Beach bum

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    Agreed. Starting out of the gate in K, it's more important to get it established, get the school to understand her needs/rights. We had really basic stuff in K such as "test before disciplining, nurse needs to be alerted to unscheduled snacks, testing allowed anywhere anytime."

    You will find each year you need to add a little more, or situations will arise that make you think, "that would be good to add." I got a lot of tips from people here and they are now in the 504. At this stage the 504 is important, but I think having the nurse understand and follow the health plan is key.
     
  5. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    Like it needs to be quoted again :p But it is spot on. :cwds:
     
  6. coconne3

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    I agree with the previous posters. Get it in place now even if it doesn't have a lot in it. Each year I have had to add to it and I'm glad I had the basics down.
     
  7. Charlotte'sMom

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    Update: I had a 504 meeting yesterday with the principal. She was amazing and pretty well copied word for word every accommodation I had written before I went in. She's helping me coordinate meetings with C's teachers, the playground aides, and making sure we contact the bus drivers. It was a huge help, and I'm finally feeling less anxious about sending Charlotte to school! Yay!
     
  8. caspi

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    Glad to read this! I know how anxious you were about this. Good job, Mom! :)
     
  9. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    That's wonderful :cwds: Congratulations!
     

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