Katie Fielding, 37 with cystic fibrosis and 15 years of experience in public education, joins the podcast to talk back to school! Katie offers advice on 504 plans, disability protections and gives some insight on why teachers want to do whatever it takes to see their students succeed. Gunnar offers input about some positive and negative experiences he had with being singled out for his disability, and while he thinks it’s more than appropriate for people to use these accommodations, there’s a right and wrong way to approach them. Tiffany talks about using her experience with a 504 plan, while Gunnar, Katie and Lea said that they never knew it was even a possibility during their schooling years. The discussion turns to WHY people don’t know about accommodations, and how we can remedy it!
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