Does anyone have experience with homebound instruction and a 504 plan for school

@Virgie60 (556)
United States
December 5, 2008 9:51pm CST
Hello! My daughter is 14 and in the 9th grade. She has Ulcerative Colitis and Celiac Disease which has caused her to miss alot of school to the point that her doctor has said that she could have homebound instruction. We are also trying to get a 504 plan for her. I was wondering if anyone had any hints on how to make this a more positive experience for daughter. Thanks.
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@spalladino (17925)
• United States
6 Dec 08
I'm so sorry that your daughter is going through this condition! I had a friend back when I was in school who had it and she was in a lot of pain much of the time so I hope your daughter is doing well. As far as school goes, one of my daughters has ADHD and, while she never needed home instruction, I did make sure that she had an IEP because she had specific educational needs that needed to be addressed. You really have to advocate for your daughter because she definitely does qualify for a 504 or an IEP. I think that your attitude will help your daughter through this the most. My granddaughter has diabetes and she's been having a lot of problems with her sugar this year so she's been assigned a tutor to work with her at home, too. She misses being in class but she told me that she's keeping her sights on the most important thing...which is her grades. Working with the tutor at home is possible when her sugar is high or low while sitting in class is not possible. So, she's not getting too far behind by doing this. Your daughter won't have to work from home forever but, in the meantime, being able to keep up while she is at home, where she is more comfortable, is a good thing. I wish the both of you the best of luck.