Hey DOC - I just received the following letter from a parent of a CWD & this family really needs your help & input, now!
Do you have any advice for them & has any other parent out there run into a similar situation?
I just found your blog and wonder if you have some help or suggestions for me about where to get help with a school matter.
My 13 yo daughter is a type 1 diabetic and has been since age 3.
We have been well controlled until Jan of 2010 when she was hospitalized for the 1st time with ketoacidosis. She has been hospitalized several times since and in November 2010 had her first bout of pancreatitis. Then again January 2011 and late Feb. Since march we haven't been back in the hospital.
My problem is the school. We have been paying and planning for the 8th grade DC field trip for a year. Her endocrinologist and other specialists say she is medically stable and able to attend the trip.
The student travel org booking the trips feels they can handle her coming and have protocols in place.
The principal called me on the afternoon of May 25th and said he would be excluding her from going because of her health issues. I shared with him that her doctor felt she could go and he said he wanted to do this to make sure the other participants would have a good time and other inflammatory statements.
I realize what he's trying to do is illegal. I wrote an appeal to the superintendent because he said he had her support. What do you think my next course of action should be? File a complaint with ADA? The state superintendents office?
I asked for an answer from the school within 48 hours.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have.
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