DSMA Live ‘Rents: Safe at School

On May 10, 2013 by Bennet Dunlap

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Crystal  Jackson of the American Diabetes Association joins us to chat about safe at school.

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Summer is the best time to get ready for the next school year. With a little more time and a more relaxed pace, getting plans in place for next year is a less stressful process.



Join us as we talk with Crystal about:


  • Common school diabetes care problems and how they constitute “discrimination”
  • Strategies for resolution
  • Legal protections and rights of students with diabetes (federal and state)
  • Barriers to the enforcement of legal protections
  • Importance of (and how to develop) written plans
  • How to get help
  • Recent developments – legislation and OCR “victories”
  • New initiatives – The Association’s new child care efforts (new position statement, DMMP, and other resources that will flow from the new position statement)


Crystal is a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)’s Legal Advocacy staff located at ADA’s national headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia and Director of the Association’s Safe at School Campaign.  Crystal is considered a national authority on the rights of students with diabetes and has spoken at conferences and forums throughout the United States and internationally on how to effectively advocate on behalf of students with diabetes, training hundreds of parent advocates, attorneys, and health care professionals.


Click for the American Diabetes Associations Safe at School Page 

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