Is Your School Refusing to Monitor DEXCOM/CGM?
Is your county/school still refusing to monitor your child’s CGM, AND on a school-provided device? Did you know that in 2020, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) deemed this a reasonable accommodation under Title II of the ADA law in FOUR Connecticut school districts, resulting in settlements that required compliance?
If these issues are important to you, please connect with Kerry Murphy or join the FOLLOWT1Ds Facebook group and join her effort to document this systemic and nationwide violation of T1D students’ right to safety, FAPE, and last but certainly not least, federal law. Kerry is actively seeking parents who have been wrongly denied this accommodation for their child by schools across as many states as possible.
All information given to Kerry will be kept confidential and will not be shared without your written consent.
Please take a moment to review the links below containing the settlement letters, which clearly outline schools’ obligations to follow, provide devices, and receive training on usage (see paragraph 4, bullets c&d in the attached Closing Agreements). Click on the image for more info and a compelling video.
June 2020 DOJ Closing Letter East Lyme Connecticut
June 2020 DOJ Closing Letter Glastonbury Connecticut
June 2020 DOJ Closing Letter Stamford Connecticut
June 2020 DOJ Closing Letter Wethersfield Connecticut
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