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. By middle school and high school, students should be expected to practice self-feeding and self advocacy skills to the maximum extent reasonable.
The following are examples of accommodations for a student with an eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder in middle school or high school:
- Allergen interaction plan including medication (i.e., epinephrine/EpiPen®) storage location, administration, etc.
- Description of nutrient intake schedule
- Description of individuals responsible for oversight of formula distribution
- Description of staff training for feeding tube safety
- Designated locations where nutrition support (e.g., formula intake, bolus feeds, etc.) will be provided
- Availability of water/food/restroom access
- 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
- Extra time/testing accommodations
- Teacher to provide missed instruction
- Reasonable time period to make up work
- Absences without penalty when related to the disorder
- Parent to be notified in advance of food-related instruction
- Alternate non-food activities provided for food-related instruction
- Substitute teachers provided with written instructions
- Equal treatment and encouragement
- Privacy provided if desired
- When to notify parents of concerns
- Emergency contact information
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Authored by Jennifer Cardenas, The Right to Learn, http://therighttolearn.net/.©2012, The American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders.