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Diabetes Discrimination, Legislative, and Disabilities Information Resource Sites

American Diabetes Association (ADA) - If you've covered all the basics with your child's school -- developed a Diabetes Health Care Plan (DHCP) and met with your school to go over it -- and are still experiencing difficulties, there is more that you can do. Download Diabetes, School, & the Law (PDF) to learn the next steps to take. Phone: 1-800 DIABETES (342-2383) for the ADA's packet on Education Discrimination.  Education Discrimination Materials.  

EDLAW, Inc. - A resource site that not only hosts a list of attorneys that specialize in representing families of children with disabilities, but also provides full-text, up-to-date information on landmark legislation including IDEA and Section 504 legislative issues.

Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) - Education Hearings and Appeals - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education the OHA site has a searchable index of hearings and decisions from the OHA.  The site also contains detailed instruction on how to file a complaint, a calendar to assist in scheduling a hearing, and contact information for people working at the OHA.

Find Out How Congress Voted - If you are interested in the politics of new legislation this site will help you find out who vote for what.  (I was able to follow information that led me to another site and discovered that after hopeful diabetes legislation passed in the state of CA where I reside, the then-governor Gray Davis, vetoed it.)  This site provides a list of recent bills, a short description of the debate, and an account of how each senator and representative voted.

Full-text state statutes and legislation on the Internet - Find links to sites containing full-text state constitutions, statutes (also called codes), legislation (bills, amendments and similar documents) and session laws (laws as they appear before codification).

Guide to Disability Rights Laws - This site offers an overview of important federal laws affecting people with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Rehabilitation Act.

National Dissemination Center for Children & Youth With Disabilities (NICHY) -  This national information and referral center provides free information on disabilities and disability related issues for families, educators, and professionals.  Phone (800) 695-0285.

TA Alliance for Parents Centers - Offers resources and information on parent centers (by state) that provide training and information to parents of children, and young adults with disabilities.  They also offer information for professionals who work with families and parents of children with disabilities.

THOMAS:  Legislative Information on the Internet - The easy-to-search site includes major legislation, summaries of bills, text of the Congressional Record, committee information, and is a service of the Library of Congress.  Search on keyword "diabetes."

Wrightslaw - Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities. You will up-to-date legal information including  articles, cases, newsletters, and resources in their advocacy law libraries.


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