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Re: [IPp] Standardized Testing ... Accommodations


I don't think it is specifically written this way, it is just widely
interpreted (through the Individuals With Disability Education Act (IDEA)
and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) that this is an allowable
accommodation for a child with diabetes.  Call the Department of Justice and
ask them if they think this warrants a complaint on your part.  I am sure
that they will say it does.  Then just tell the school that you have spoken
to them and will be filing a complaint with their help unless the school
agrees to put these accommodations in the 504.  Remind them that when (not
if) they lose this complaint, they will lose their federal funding.

You can also contact your local chapter of the ADA and the state's
Department of Education.  You are right and you will win this fight.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Allison Kane" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2002 6:45 PM
Subject: RE: [IPp] Standardized Testing ... Accommodations

> Do you know where this law is? Because they are saying that by law they
> cannot give extra time or allow him to retake it at another time.
> --
> Allison
> Mom to Tarek, age 10, IDDM, dx 11-16-1998
> Pumping DTron since 1-12-2001
> Novolog since 5-24-02
> Using FreeStyle meter
> Denver, Colorado
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