This weekend we received a letter from my son's doctor (pediatric endocrinologist at UVA). The letters states that the CDC has advised that in the event of a huge h1n1 outbreak at our school, the diabetics (because of high-risk of complications) should stay home even if they are well until the outbreak begins to subside. The letter provided language from the ADA legal department and statements from the CDC. The letter encourage us to get a particular paragraph about this inserted into our 504 or Diabetes Medical Management Plan now.
I'll post more text from the letter if anyone is interested. My son flipped when I showed him the letter, insisting there was NO WAY he would miss lots of school if he was well. (GPA obsessed) I don't know what we'll really do if things "get bad." But we're officially requesting a 504 evaluation anyway, so I'll throw that letter in the pile with all the other stuff. I just wish that if things get bad they would close the schools. I know it's a hardship for some families and a general PITA for most parents, but closing the schools would suit me just fine.