Many students in New Jersey have medical conditions that are potentially life-threatening such as asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, and food allergy. Public and non-public schools in New Jersey are required to have policies that establish a safe and healthy learning environment for students with life-threatening medical conditions.
Schools typically offer Individualized Health Plans and Section 504 Plans to address life-threatening medical conditions. Disability Rights New Jersey has published this user-friendly toolkit that explains the differences between those two plans and why some schools inappropriately propose an Individualized Health Plan instead of a 504 Plan. This toolkit also provides guidance to help advocate for the right type of plan for the student.