Meeting Archive:
Back to School Advocacy Webinar for Parents of Children with Diabetes

Meeting Description:

Back to School Advocacy Webinar
for Parents of Children with Diabetes

You will hear from parents and advocates who have been there - on behalf of their own children and through their work with other parents who want to keep their children safe at school! 

Thursday-July 21, 2016
2:00-3:00 PM EDT, 1:00 CDT, 12:00 MDT, 11:00 PDT


  • Safe at School campaign overview.  
  • Federal and state law protections.
  • Safe at School updates.
  • Developing a 504 plan & strategies to overcome challenges
  • School diabetes management case studies.
  • Key resources for families & schools.

There is no cost to attend.
Closed Captioning will be available at this link:

Registration for the live webinar is limited and available first-come, first-served. 

Can't make the live broadcast?
The webinar recording will be posted for online access within 2-3 weeks of the live session. 

Date: Thu, Jul 21, 2016
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
 Presenter Information
Maria Nape

Maria Nape lives in Albuquerque, NM, and has managed Type1 diabetes for 28 years.  Since graduating from law school in 1996 she has worked extensively as an advocate for immigrant and disabled communities in Indiana, Maryland, Florida and New Mexico.   Maria currently runs a medical interpreting firm she founded in Albuquerque and serves as a volunteer on the local ADA community board.  As an Advanced 504 School Advocate, she works with families developing 504 plans for their children in school.  Maria's experience teaching university graduate law courses has prepared her for the community-based Safe at School trainings for parents she offers, and promoting understanding of 504 issues at secondary schools.

Anne Dennis

Anne Dennis is the Area Executive Director for the Arizona and New Mexico area.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Education and is a Level III Advocate through the Arizona Center for Disability Law.  Anne is the author of  “Taming the Diabetes Dragon” which she wrote for her son, Preston, after he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of two.  Anne volunteered for the American Diabetes Association for eight years before joining the staff team 10 years ago.

Crystal Jackson
Crystal, the Association's Safe at School Director, is considered a national authority on the rights of students with diabetes. She has spoken at conferences throughout the country about how to effectively advocate on behalf of students with diabetes and has trained hundreds of parent advocates, attorneys and health care professionals. Crystal is the parent of a child with diabetes.