Safe at School Webinars
Back to School Advocacy Webinar for Parents of Children with Diabetes
Held August 10, 2017
This webinar provides key information about the Safe at School campaign, strategies to overcome school diabetes care challenges, federal and state legal protections, written care plans, and key resources for families and schools. You will hear from parents and advocates who have been there - on behalf of their own children and through their work with other parents who want to keep their children safe at school!
Due to unforseen technicial issues the 2017 Webinar was not recorded. In its place we have provided the presentation slides from the webinar. View Presentation Slides here
Back to School Parent Webinar
Held July 21, 2016
This webinar provides key information about the Safe at School campaign, strategies to overcome school diabetes care challenges, federal and state legal protections, written care plans, and key resources for families and schools. Presenters include both staff and a volunteer school advocate – all of whom have a personal connection to diabetes. The session is available online for parents/guardians of children with diabetes, health care professionals, diabetes advocates and anyone interested in making sure children with diabetes are treated fairly and their diabetes needs appropriately met in the school setting.
Listen to the recording of the free webinar Back to School Parent Webinar.
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.
Review the recording of the free California Supreme Court Diabetes Care Ruling webinar for an overview of the California Supreme Court decision on diabetes care in California schools. Read the webinar transcript (PDF).
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.
Review the recording of the free Know Your Rights for College Students with Diabetes webinar for an overview of the Safe at School campaign, laws that protect children at school and key resources to help. Read the webinar transcript (PDF).