Our school has denied 504 eligibility for 3 1/2 years. We have done everything from educate, inform, beg, plead, threaten, & sue all to no avail. FINALLY, today we had a very rocky, tense but semi-successful 504 meeting. It was the first official 504 meeting our district has ever had and, let me tell you, it was rough! They still don't get it but they did manage to muddle through it. They got more wrong than they got right but at least we will have some sort of plan in place which is more than we've ever had before. It absolutely broke my heart to watch my daughter, with tears swimming in her eyes, look at the principal and say with confidence, "It really hurts me and I don't understand why you keep saying that there is 'no educational need' and that high & low bg's don't effect my 'learning'. It does interfere with my learning - every single day. Everytime I have to leave class, or miss school, or when I'm just sitting there in a fog because my bg is out of range & I'm not understanding anything the teacher says then it is affecting my learning" She just wanted the principal to understand but he simply was too stubborn and I ended up having to tell her that even though they weren't using the right wording that we (and ADA & the rest of the world) know they should use we were still making a bit of progress where no progress had ever been made. The counselor took me aside afterwards and whispered "I'm fighting for you, I hope you know that. This will set the standard for the other kids who need this." Also, this week, Katie Jane came home to tell me that a friend from the track team informed the school that she would be getting a service dog (not for diabetes) and that the school didn't bat an eye at that. So, the money we spent on attornies and court fees to sue them in Federal Court in order to make them follow the law is paying off for someone else. That makes me.....well, very happy but also really, really, really tired of being the one who has had to pave the way for everyone else. I never wanted to be a paver!