In this Q&A style discussion, a panel of three experts, including a school nurse, rheumatology social worker and JA parent and special education teacher, offer their unique perspectives on various educational rights issues. Questions come from an audience of JA parents, preceded by a brief recap of IEP and 504 educational rights plans.
Beth Struckhoff, MSW, LICSW; rheumatology social worker, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Samara Hoag; school nurse and assistant manager of health services, Seattle Public Schools
Amy McCormick; special education teacher and JA Parent
This video was taped at the 2018 JA Conference on June 30 at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Washington.
To play the video, please follow this link. Once you get to the site, press the play button on the middle of the screen. To switch the views of the video with the presentation, hover over the video and click the button on the top right corner of the screen. Follow the timestamps below to skip to the part of the video or question you want to hear more about.
0:00 – 4:10: Panelist Introductions
4:10 – 10:38: IEP/504 Plan Basics
15:22 – 26:33: Amy McCormick’s Experience: Teacher and JA Parent
27:05 – 39:00: Question: How Do You Deal with Challenges from Prolonged School Absence?
39:00 – 42:27: Question: Where Can You Find a Local School Rights Advocacy Group?
42:27 – 45:48: Question: What types of Accommodations Are Best for Young Children?
45:48 – 49:20: Question: Does My Child Need a 504 Plan Even If They Are Doing Well?
49:20 – 50:32: Question: How Do You Ensure a Teacher Listens to Your Child’s Needs?
50:32 – 54:08: Question: Does the 504 Plan Apply to College or Vocational Schools?
54:08 –59:15: Question: How Do I Know My Child’s Needs Are Being Met at School?
59:20 – 1:02:46: Question: How Can We Partner with the Arthritis Foundation to Lobby for School Rights’ for Our Kids?
1:02:46 – 1:05:50: Question: What Kinds of Protections Can You Secure Your Child While Waiting for a Plan?