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Re: [IPp] School was :Thanks for the welcome & more
In a message dated 4/30/2002 4:32:35 PM Central Daylight Time,
email @ redacted writes:
> Why not? I am not a medical person and I was trained to do it.......legally
> the school must provide someone without you having to prove anything is our
> point.....it is Federal law for schools receiving Federal funding......they
> don't have a choice.....if he needs it to participate then they must
> it......sometimes schools need to be educated onthe law because they have
> just been told from higher up........you are doing a great thing getting it
> in 504 protection just don't let them dissuade you from all he needs to
> participate fully.....we support you....
I took this from the American Diabetes Association's own web sight -
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Under IDEA, the federal government provides financial assistance to state and
local education agencies in order for these agencies to provide a "free,
appropriate public education" to qualifying children with disabilities. In
order to be covered by IDEA, a child with diabetes must shot that the disease
adversely affects his or her educational performance. Once shown, parents
and school officials develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
I do whatever I can for my child but I don't feel that this issue needs to be
pushed. I know that I am not a nurse but I had to learn how to give my son
shots. But I wouldn't go to a hospital and give someone else a shot. If I
mess up my son's shot, I mess it up and I need to do whatever to fix it. If
he needs to eat more, he will eat more, if I need to give him another shot I
give him another shot. No one else is at fault besides me. If the school
has an unqualified person giving a shot and she messes up the school would be
opening its self to a lawsuit. There are all sorts of legal issues there. I
would feel much better deciding on what to give my child for a shot. I have
been doing this every day for 3+ years with the same child. Jacob will be
the first child with diabetes in that school in at least 16 years, probably
more. Again if we get a pump this won't be an issue at all. Jacob wouldn't
need shots at school period. Unless something were to go haywire with the
pump but then I think I would be safer keeping him home.
I really understand that you are trying to help me out. I appreciate it.
It's just that we live so close to school and I want the best care I can get
for my son. If that means that I have to go to school then I have to go to
school. That is ok with me. I would rather Jacob be put on the pump (new
doctor on May 7th, we will see what he says) and I not have to deal with
shots at all. JMHO.
Wife to Jeremy, Mom to
Jacob (b. 4-22-97, dx'd 3-2-99) and
Hunter (b. 7-22-00)
email @ redacted
I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live that
so no one will believe it.
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