Sorry if long explanation, but bear with me - Andy's school shares a Nurse with the middle school and she spends most of her time at the middle school. There is a Nurse Tech at Andy's school everyday that has been trained on testing/drawing and giving shots/treatments of lows. However, only the Nurse is authorized to count carbs. Since she is almost never there, everyday, I plan and pack Andy's menu for lunch and snack and send it to school with the appropriate insulin dosages for the day. He calls me at each test with his BS and I add correction, if needed, then the nurse gives him the correct bolus. Today, his teacher was kind enough to give me a heads-up that on Friday (3 days from now), his class is having a special celebration, which will include cupcakes and juice brought by another mom. I emailed the nurse to see if she could count the carbs for that particular special snack since I don't know the size of the cupcakes (once the mom brings them, we can estimate carbs) or the type of juice (which the Nurse would have to check carb count and measure out) but she informed me that she has to be at the middle school that day so we are SOL (not her words, but that was the message). For Andy to participate, I will have to get the carb-counts ahead of time (which is probably doable if the mom in question knows what she's going to bring and I'll take care of it), but I'm frustrated that the ONE time I need the nurse there to count carbs so Andy has a normal experience, she says NO. Is it unreasonable for me to ask that the school provide an authorized person on this day to take care of Andy's needs? Would the presence of an authorized person be something covered and protected in a 504 plan? We don't have one because the school has been working with us for 3 years now without many incidents, but I feel like they need to be able to support his needs for a suprise/special event that his teacher is allowing to take place in his classroom. Any thoughts/feedback? If my expectations are too high, let me know. Carol - if you read this - it's Montgomery County so please PM me if you have any input/suggestions - thanks everyone!!