Advanced School Advocacy Training Program
Giving Passionate Volunteers the Tools to Fight Unfair Treatment of Students with Diabetes
What is the Advanced School Advocacy Training Program (ASAT)?
Ensuring that children with diabetes are safe at school and have the opportunity to excel requires more than just wishing and hoping. It requires advocacy – people focused on making sure that students with diabetes are treated fairly in school and that their diabetes needs are safely met. As part of our mission, the Association, through our Safe at School campaign, works to give a voice to students denied their rights because of diabetes. With expert staff support, volunteers in local communities throughout the United States who complete the ASAT program are able to enhance the Association’s ability to expand its capacity to help parents/guardian's of children with diabetes across the country.
ASAT empowers and prepares volunteers to educate parents/guardians and others about the rights of their children to receive diabetes care in the school setting, pro-active steps parents/guardians should take to make sure their children are treated fairly and how to assist parents confronting school-related challenges facing their children who have diabetes. Volunteers learn about relevant federal and state laws, key school diabetes care challenges, strategies for resolution and Safe at School resources and tools.
Information on the Association's Safe at School campaign
Information on unfair treatment due to diabetes
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