On March 28, 2015, Alan Yatvin presented at the Annual Conference of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Living Well with Diabetes: Now and in the Future.
Alan’s session was entitled: Keeping Kids with Diabetes Safe at School. Attendees included parents, children with diabetes, healthcare providers, advocates and even a diabetes service dog in training.
During the one hour session, which included lively questioning by attendees, Alan discussed:
- Federal laws that protect children with diabetes in school;
- Safe at School tenets of the American Diabetes Association;
- Status of state laws affecting student with diabetes in Pennsylvania and around the country;
- Issues that children with diabetes face in school;
- Nuts and bolts of writing an appropriate individualized plan for a student with diabetes;
- Resources for parents and healthcare providers to insure that students with diabetes are able to fully and safely access all aspects of their school programs; and
- How parents can get support and assistance to protect the rights of their children with diabetes.
Alan L. Yatvin is a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Popper & Yatvin, where his practice includes representation of students and parents in special education and disability matters. Alan is a member of the National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and immediate past ADA national chair of Legal Advocacy. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the ADA is celebrating its 75th Anniversary as it pursues its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.