Are you a Health Care Professional with patients facing discrimination at work, at school or elsewhere because of their diabetes?
Are you an Attorney who has clients denied jobs because they use insulin, or who were fired because they experienced hypoglycemia on the job?
Are there trained adults available to help your children with diabetes at school?
Have your patients or clients been denied medical care when they were arrested or been denied access to programs and activities because of diabetes?
We can help you!
Health Care Professional Webinars
Patient Advocacy Across the Ages: Navigating diabetes management at school, on the job and in other parts of life: held October 27, 2015
This webinar was modeled after a similar session held at the August, 2015 American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meetin and was designed for healthcare providers who practice in the United States. Topics included: diabetes discrimination: the problem and legal protections; unfair treatment at school; unfair treatment on the job; driving and diabetes – and more. Presenters included: Linda Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDE/University of Pittsburgh, Anastasia Albanese-O'Neill, PhD, ARNP, CDE/University of Florida and Crystal Jackson/American Diabetes Association, Director of Safe at School® campaign.
Legal Advocacy 101 for Health Care Professionals: held June 18, 2013
Focused on discrimination due to diabetes and resources to help health care professionals advocate for their patients. Presenters included a diabetes educator, endocrinologist and attorney. Webinar participants commented: "Excellent overview about the issues. Great information. Very helpful. Well-conceived and presented." The session is available online for all health care professionals, attorneys and anyone interested in fighting for the fair treatment of those who have diabetes.
Access the recording of the free Legal Advocacy 101 for Health Care Professionals webinar (held 6/18/13) for information about how health care professionals can advocate for their patients.
Police, Prisons and Diabetes: Legal Advocacy and Civil rights: held November 19, 2014
Designed for an attorney audience, this webinar covers diabetes care in the prison context, inappropriate law enforcement responses, ending discrimimnation in jails/prisons, resources for attorneys and opportunities for involvement. Presenters include Dr. Suneil Koliwad, Alan Yatvin, Esq., Sarah Fech, Esq. and Ben Eisenberg, Esq. Webinar participants rated this session as good/excellent and one person commented, "this was probably the best webinar I have ever been a part of."
Access the recording of the free Police, Prisons and Diabetes: Legal Advocacy and Civil rights webinar (held 11/19/14). Click here to access the webinar transcript.
Stopping Diabetes Discrimination for Attorneys: held November 6, 2013
Designed for attorneys- covers important legal updates, as well as strategies for working with diabetes health care professionals. Topics include Ending Discrimination in Schools; Ending Discrimination in Employment; Working with Health Care Professionals to Stop Discrimination; and Resources for Attorneys. Presenters include Gregory G. Paul, JD, Ho Luong Tran, MD, MPH, Alan L. Yatvin, JD and Katharine Gordon, JD. This session is available online for all attorneys, health care professionals and anyone interested in helping to eliminate diabetes discrimination.
Access the recording of the free Stopping Diabetes Discrimination for Attorneys webinar (held 11/6/13), covering legal updates and strategies for working with diabetes medical professionals. Click here to access the webinar transcript.
Safe at School Webinars
Back to School Parent Webinar: held July, 2015
Covers the Safe at School campaign, school diabetes care challenges, federal and state laws, developing a 504 plan, strategies to overcome challenges and key resources for families and schools. Presenters included the Safe at School Campaign Director and an Advanced School Advocate/parent of a child with diabetes. The session is available online for parents/guardians of children with diabetes, medical professionals, attorneys and anyone interested in the fair treatment of children with diabetes at school.
California Supreme Court Diabetes Care Ruling: held July 9, 2014
In August 2013, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on diabetes care in California public schools that is helping to knock down barriers that have impacted children with diabetes getting the insulin they need in school. This webinar provides a detailed explanation of the ruling and its reasoning, as well as federal laws that protect the rights of these students and strategies to help them. Presenters included: Michael McCabe, Esq/San Francisco, CA; Brian Dimmick, Esq/American Diabetes Association Director of Litigation; Lisa Murdock/American Diabetes Association Managing Director of State Government Affairs.
Access the recording of the free California Supreme Court Diabetes Care Ruling webinar held (7/9/2014) for an overview of the California Supreme Court decision on diabetes care in California schools. Click here to access the webinar Transcript.
Know Your Rights for College Students with Diabetes: held February 5, 2014
Jointly hosted by the American Diabetes Association and the College Diabetes Network, covering the rights of college students who have diabetes, how the Disabilities Services Office can help and how students can advocate for themselves. Presenters included staff members of the American Diabetes Association and College Diabetes Network. This session is available to students with diabetes preparing to attend/attending college, parents/guardians, college administrators and anyone interested in the fair treatment of students who have diabetes.
The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a national 501c3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to empower and improve the lives of students living with type 1 diabetes through peer support and access to information and resources.
In addition to connecting students affected by diabetes on campuses across the country, CDN provides information and resources for the parents of young adults with diabetes. Visit www.collegediabetesnetwork.org for more information.
Access the recording of the free Know Your Rights for College Students with Diabetes webinar (held 2/05/14) for an overview of the Safe at School campaign, laws that protect children at school and key resources to help. Click here to access the webinar transcript.