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RE: [IP] 504 and adult college students



Also, this serves as a wonderful safety net, certainly as our D kids get
older, they need LESS accommodations, but you can still be sure that IF you
are out sick for a length of time, and you miss assignments and tests, you
will be able to make them up when you are feeling better. You should list
all the mundane things that ANY diabetic would need, like snacks in class,
bathroom breaks, water bottle,, ect.. just in case you run across a
professor that is very strict in his/her classroom. Just be sure to protect
your GRADE in case diabetes prevents you from doing things in the normal
time frame and that you are able to test your glucose during class time and
tests. You may even consider re-taking a test if your bGs are HIGH since
HIGHs do affect cognitive thinking skills.

Be sure to let each teacher understand HOW to treat a low and give them a
tube of frosting to keep in their desk with the tip pre-cut. When I was in
college, a girl next to me had a horrible seizure, the teacher was clueless
and in shock, I was the one to pull all the chairs away form her for safety
and send someone out in the hallway to get help...

Get a 504! :)

Connie Miller
Photography benefiting the Children With DIABETES Foundation.
www.fundsfordiabetes.org

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Michael
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 5:29 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] 504 and adult college students

> I see all of the talk about minor school aged children
> have 504 letters sent to their schools to allow them
> to properly care for their diabetes (glucose testing,
> eating snacks in class when necessary) without school
> officials getting bent out of shape (well I guess that
> is supposed to be the case), but I wonder if the 504
> plan works for adult college students.  Last year, all
> 3 of my professors understood my need to occasionally
> eat a snack in class, infact they didn't care if any
> students ate in class just as long as they weren't
> disrupted about it.  But I had this one professor who
> would not even allow me to chew on gluctabs if

504 is applicable to ANY school that receives federal funds. Your
age has no bearing on the law. This stuff just happens most of the
time to kids, not adults. Go to the disabilities office on your
campus and request a 504 hearing.

Michael
email @ redacted
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