ERIC Number: ED399738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Your School and Your Rights: Discrimination against Children with Diabetes in the Public School System.
This leaflet provides the parents of children with diabetes an overview of education legislation that affects the education of their child. The guide briefly explains the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973, the rights of the parent or legal guardian of a child with diabetes, such as the right to request that their child be found eligible for special services and to have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or an accommodation plan developed. An inset describes the difference between an I.E.P. and a Section 504 plan. The guide lists the accommodations that a written plan might include allowances for, such as eating whenever or wherever necessary, and being out sick more often than the traditional limit. The guide also notes how to address discrimination through education, negotiation, and litigation. Three relevant organizations are listed. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Diabetes Association, Alexandria, VA.