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Re: [IPp] trouble with schools in Maine?

Dear Katie,
  Could you help out in NJ too??????

>From: Katherine Reilly McGovern <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IPp] trouble with schools in Maine?
>Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 08:47:37 -0400
>I'm a 27 year old woman who has been pumping for about 8 months. I'm
>writing to you all because I need feedback on a project proposal I'm
>working on.
>I'm a legal services lawyer in Portland, Maine. Right now I'm doing
>family law with victims of domestic violence and other low-income women
>and I'm about to begin the second year of a two-year fellowship. I'd
>like to work on diabetes-related issues next.
>I've learned a lot about the issues kids with diabetes experience in
>school from this list and the main list (and, of course, from my own
>experiences!) and I'd like to design a project in which I would work
>with parents and kids and advocate with school districts (re testing in
>the classroom, folks trained in glucagon administration, 504 plans...).
>I also want to look into medicaid coverage of diabetes-related supplies
>in Maine. My project would be based at the legal services office in
>I wonder if anyone has any information about issues in Maine? or people
>who might be helpful to contacts in Maine? I came across the school
>database on the children with diabetes site and found that about 9
>Maine schools are listed as allowing testing in the classroom, but I
>haven't seen information about difficulty with Maine schools. I'd also
>love to know if anyone has experience with medicaid (now MaineCare) in
>Maine? Or suggestions about my project proposal generally?
>Thanks so much!
>Katie McGovern
>email @ redacted
>or email @ redacted
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