Litigation Leads 4 Connecticut School Districts to Train Staff on Use of Insulin Pumps

CT Law Tribune
July 23, 2020

In what legal proponents of students with disabilities are calling a groundbreaking mandate, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut has said that personnel in four Connecticut school districts must comply with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 by having school personnel trained to treat students with diabetes.

“This is most definitely groundbreaking. We haven’t had a case like this in Connecticut ever, and as far as we know, the only other case of its kind was in California a few years back and that dealt with a private entity,” said Bonnie Roswig, who, on behalf of four students with Type 1 diabetes, brought forward a complaint with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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