Are you a Health Care Professional with patients facing discrimination at work, at school or elsewhere because of their diabetes?
Are you an Attorney who has clients denied jobs because they use insulin, or who were fired because they experienced hypoglycemia on the job?
Are there trained adults available to help your children with diabetes at school?
Have your patients or clients been denied medical care when they were arrested or been denied access to programs and activities because of diabetes?
We can help you!
Health Care Professional Webinars
Patient Advocacy Across the Ages: Navigating diabetes management at school, on the job and in other parts of life: held October 27, 2015
This webinar was modeled after a similar session held at the August, 2015 American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meetin and was designed for healthcare providers who practice in the United States. Topics included: diabetes discrimination: the problem and legal protections; unfair treatment at school; unfair treatment on the job; driving and diabetes – and more. Presenters included: Linda Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDE/University of Pittsburgh, Anastasia Albanese-O'Neill, PhD, ARNP, CDE/University of Florida and Crystal Jackson/American Diabetes Association, Director of Safe at School® campaign.
Legal Advocacy 101 for Health Care Professionals: held June 18, 2013
Focused on discrimination due to diabetes and resources to help health care professionals advocate for their patients. Presenters included a diabetes educator, endocrinologist and attorney. Webinar participants commented: "Excellent overview about the issues. Great information. Very helpful. Well-conceived and presented." The session is available online for all health care professionals, attorneys and anyone interested in fighting for the fair treatment of those who have diabetes.
Access the recording of the free Legal Advocacy 101 for Health Care Professionals webinar (held 6/18/13) for information about how health care professionals can advocate for their patients.
Police, Prisons and Diabetes: Legal Advocacy and Civil rights: held November 19, 2014
Designed for an attorney audience, this webinar covers diabetes care in the prison context, inappropriate law enforcement responses, ending discrimimnation in jails/prisons, resources for attorneys and opportunities for involvement. Presenters include Dr. Suneil Koliwad, Alan Yatvin, Esq., Sarah Fech, Esq. and Ben Eisenberg, Esq. Webinar participants rated this session as good/excellent and one person commented, "this was probably the best webinar I have ever been a part of."
Access the recording of the free Police, Prisons and Diabetes: Legal Advocacy and Civil rights webinar (held 11/19/14). Click here to access the webinar transcript.
Stopping Diabetes Discrimination for Attorneys: held November 6, 2013
Designed for attorneys- covers important legal updates, as well as strategies for working with diabetes health care professionals. Topics include Ending Discrimination in Schools; Ending Discrimination in Employment; Working with Health Care Professionals to Stop Discrimination; and Resources for Attorneys. Presenters include Gregory G. Paul, JD, Ho Luong Tran, MD, MPH, Alan L. Yatvin, JD and Katharine Gordon, JD. This session is available online for all attorneys, health care professionals and anyone interested in helping to eliminate diabetes discrimination.
Access the recording of the free Stopping Diabetes Discrimination for Attorneys webinar (held 11/6/13), covering legal updates and strategies for working with diabetes medical professionals. Click here to access the webinar transcript.
Safe at School Webinars
Safe at School Virtual Parent Workshops
These workshops provide parents/guardians and other caregivers with an overview of Safe at School, a basic understanding of legal protections and the importance of written care plans, access to Safe at School resources, and recommended next steps to ensure students with diabetes receive appropriate diabetes care and are treated fairly at school.
California Safe at School Virtual Parent Workshop (passcode 432267) recorded on March 6, 2021.
Pennsylvania Safe at School Virtual Parent Workshop (passcode 479152) recorded on March 3, 2021.
Florida Safe at School Virtual Parent Workshop (passcode 452577) recorded on January 13, 2021.
Michigan Safe at School Virtual Parent Workshop recorded November 19, 2020.
Back to School Advocacy Webinar for Parents of Children with Diabetes
Held August 10, 2017
This webinar provides key information about the Safe at School campaign, strategies to overcome school diabetes care challenges, federal and state legal protections, written care plans, and key resources for families and schools. 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!
Due to unforeseen technical issues the 2017 Webinar was not recorded. In its place we have provided the presentation slides from the webinar. View Presentation Slides here
Back to School Parent Webinar
Held July 21, 2016
This webinar provides key information about the Safe at School campaign, strategies to overcome school diabetes care challenges, federal and state legal protections, written care plans, and key resources for families and schools. Presenters include both staff and a volunteer school advocate – all of whom have a personal connection to diabetes. The session is available online for parents/guardians of children with diabetes, health care professionals, diabetes advocates and anyone interested in making sure children with diabetes are treated fairly and their diabetes needs appropriately met in the school setting.
Listen to the recording of the free webinar Back to School Parent Webinar.
California Supreme Court Diabetes Care Ruling
Held July 9, 2014
In August 2013, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling on diabetes care in California public schools that is helping to knock down barriers that have impacted children with diabetes getting the insulin they need in school. This webinar provides a detailed explanation of the ruling and its reasoning, as well as federal laws that protect the rights of these students and strategies to help them. Presenters included: Michael McCabe, Esq/San Francisco, CA; Brian Dimmick, Esq/American Diabetes Association Director of Litigation; Lisa Murdock/American Diabetes Association Managing Director of State Government Affairs.
Review the recording of the free California Supreme Court Diabetes Care Ruling webinar for an overview of the California Supreme Court decision on diabetes care in California schools. Read the webinar transcript (PDF).
Know Your Rights for College Students with Diabetes
Held February 5, 2014
Jointly hosted by the American Diabetes Association and the College Diabetes Network, covering the rights of college students who have diabetes, how the Disabilities Services Office can help and how students can advocate for themselves. Presenters included staff members of the American Diabetes Association and College Diabetes Network. This session is available to students with diabetes preparing to attend/attending college, parents/guardians, college administrators and anyone interested in the fair treatment of students who have diabetes.
The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a national 501c3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to empower and improve the lives of students living with type 1 diabetes through peer support and access to information and resources.
In addition to connecting students affected by diabetes on campuses across the country, CDN provides information and resources for the parents of young adults with diabetes. Visit www.collegediabetesnetwork.org for more information.
Review the recording of the free Know Your Rights for College Students with Diabetes webinar for an overview of the Safe at School campaign, laws that protect children at school and key resources to help. Read the webinar transcript (PDF).