Parents' Diabetes Network of SE Michigan - JDRF Coffee Network
Do you have any advice that you would like to share with other parents/fellow diabetics that you think may be of help? How about:
- Certain things to include in your 504 plan?
- Safety precautions at school or camp?
- What to pack or think about when you go on vacation?
- Your teen is driving now?
- Going off to college or living on their own?
- Handling sick days?
We'd love to hear from you so if there is anything you would like to share, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can share with other parents/fellow diabetics.
High school and junior high students with diabetes can get special accommodations when taking standardized tests (e.g., PSAT, SAT, and ACT). These accommodations typically include "stop the clock" breaks for blood glucose testing, bathroom visits, or taking emergency glucose to treat low blood sugars. Diabetes is typically not a reason for additional time in taking a test, however. Testing organizations may require that students have a 504 plan on file before providing the accommodations. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to discuss this with guidance counselors at the beginning of each school year. (Suggestion from childrenwithdiabetes.com). One PDN mom did have to jump through a lot of hoops and suggests that you have your 504 plan in place a year ahead of time.
Link to sample 504 plans from pre-k to 12th grade and college entrance exams... http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/504/