Elementary School: Accommodations and Sample 504 Plans
Accommodations for a student with an eosinophilic associated disorder should be intended to keep the child safe and healthy in the school environment while protecting the child’s right to receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education.
Accommodations should be written to address the individual needs of the student.
The following are examples of accommodations for a student with an eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder in elementary school:
- Allergen interaction plan including medication (i.e., epinephrine/EpiPen®) storage location, administration, etc.
- List of trained feeding tube administrators (FTA)
- Description of tasks to be performed by FTA
- Description of training for FTA
- How lunch and snacks will be accommodated for safety
- List of “safe foods”
- Availability of water/food/restroom access
- Who will provide safe foods, supplies, etc.
- Location of storage for formula, safe foods, feeding supplies, etc.
- Full participation in all school-sponsored field trips and extracurricular activities
- Accommodations for field trips and special activities (parents should NOT be required to attend for student participation)
- Extra time/testing accommodations
- Teacher to provide missed instruction
- Reasonable time period to make up work
- Absences without penalty when related to the disorder
- Guidelines for handling vomiting and bowel disturbances related to the disorder
- Parent to be notified in advance of special activities
- Parent to be notified in advance of food-related instruction
- Parent may send in snack or special instructions
- Substitute teachers provided with written instructions
- Equal treatment and encouragement
- Privacy provided if desired
- When to notify parents of concerns
- Emergency contact information
Authored by Jennifer Cardenas, The Right to Learn, http://therighttolearn.net/.©2012, The American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders.