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Re: [IP] College Accommodations



Thank you. That is the big question that we didn't have an answer to. 
Jenny will be please to know that a letter goes out to professors. She 
rarely needs help - but might if she had a bad low in the middle of a 
final or something like that.

Kay

On Thursday, June 29, 2006, at 07:45 PM, Ruth Jennison wrote:

> 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,
>
> Ruth
>
>
>
> 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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