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I have read your 504 posts in the past and we ran into something this year with our daughter's standardized testing at the end of the year.

I thought that they did not use time restaints for diabetic students. Meaning, if it is a timed portion then she could have all the time she needed. This is the way it has always been in the past.

We had a low during a test and this would have solved everything. Please advise to how you write your 504.

Thank you!

April 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterM. Nelson


Good timing - I just had an extended conversation with Arden's administration two days ago so this is all very fresh in my mind.

Here is how the two options were explained to me:

1. Arden can go to a private room with a certified educator so that we can manage her diabetes as we do normally, with text messages and phone calls. If she needs address diabetes, the clock will pause and will only resume when she feels up to it. (we choose this option)

2. She could stay with her class but the ability to manage diabetes over cell phones wouldn't be possible. She would have to leave the room and visit the nurse for management issues, which would cause her to lose the time that she was missing from the room.

The ability to stop the clock hinged on her being in an alternate location - I'm unclear as to why but this point was made very clear. That rule seemed to come from outside of the school. We amended her 504 to reflect that we wanted her to test in the private room - we very well may switch it up as she gets older.

I imagine that testing rules are different from state to state.

Does this help?


April 23, 2013 | Registered CommenterScott Benner

Thank you Scott! We moved from FL to Missouri this past year and they have a different way of handling things. It sounds close to what you describe. Like I mentioned before, In FL they just allowed her to not have timed restraints at all. Of course some may think this is an unfair advantage and I understand that. But it really took away a large amount of stress and Type 1 kids have way more than they should.

Your insight is helpful and I am going to be armed with knowledge for next years 504 meeting. Of course I just want what is best for our daughter, and at the same time, I don't want to seem unreasonable.

April 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterM. Nelson