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[IP] College Accommodations

Hi there,

I'd recommend that you register Jenny at Disability Services -- or the
appropriate department at your school. I've been on both sides of this fence-
both student and now professor. As a Professor, if an official letter comes
from the appropriate office it makes it very easy to give the student the
adjustments she deserves. Jenny might request - and need - more time for tests
due to bg testing/eating; excuses from class for recovery from lows/highs; a
dorm room closer to a fridge for juice; etc. etc. !

I would think about the worst day she's had with diabetes (low/high/ failed
set/ broken pump) and imagine the accommodations you  would need to make that
day at school actually happen.

Good luck,


Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 16:42:29 -0400
From: "Stephen Golden" <email @ redacted>
Subject: RE: [IP] college accommodations

My son had several friends (Boston University). that were diabetic. They all
have said they did not ask for any special accommodations. The normal needs
of testing etc were all within the framework of their regular routines.

- -----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of email @ redacted
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 4:22 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] college accommodations

I know several of you are parents of recent or current college students.
Jenny starts in August and we haven't yet decided whether or not to ask for
accommodations. Jenny had a Section 504 in high school but, except for
forcing the district to do glucagon training, we didn't use the 504. What
sort of accommodations would you ask for? Permission to check glucose and
eat during class? Early registration? Any advice would be appreciated.

Kay, mom to Jenny, 17

Ruth Jennison
Assistant Professor
Department of English
170 Bartlett Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-0515
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