I wanted to ask for input here on what you have seen help your elementary students with T1D, ADHD, OCD, and anxiety as far as 504 plans. edited to add food allergies. not sure how I could forget about them. peanut treenut and egg. he does not self carry any of his supplies they all live in the nurses office.
My son is 8 years old has had t1d since age 5. recently was diagnosed with adhd, ocd and anxiety (we knew it was likely but just finally buckled down and paid for testing because this year has been tough at home and at school with behavior).
we didn't push for a 504 because his school has been very accommodating thus far but I know that as he goes into 3rd grade next year he will need the 504 for standardized testing accommodations.
I go next week to meet with his counselor to go over accommodations we would like and what his teacher suggests would be helpful.
He has an insulin pump, cgm (using a cell phone as his receiver so I can follow him), we are working on figuring out adhd medication with his pediatrician.
I know it really boils down to him personally and his needs but I appreciate any advice or input.
the things he struggles with at school is getting started on tasks, finishing them. he is very smart and usually knows how to do the work. easily distracted, can be impulsive, blurts out answers, gets stuck when things aren't the way he thinks they should be.
he also was diagnosed with a mild motor delay however it is very mild. his anxiety does increase with writing assignments. I think that is partly due to his ocd, and wanting words to be spelled perfect and getting upset if he does something wrong. we try really hard to take the emphasis off getting something right vs trying it or completion.
also we are getting back into therapy. we did some in pre k before his t1d dx but then took a break because schedules and he was doing better. we got by OK in kindergarten and first grade but this year has been harder.
I work at a high school in the district and I don't do much in the way of 504's so I just want to make sure we get started on the right foot with ours.