Changes in physiological functioning of the gastrointestinal tract characteristic of this disease can be exacerbated during period of environmental and/or psychological stress.The stress in/and of itself does not cause the disease.Such procedures involve a small piece of the intestine (the stoma) being pulled through the skin and a pouch worn outside of the abdomen to collect waste.Other surgical alternatives create a pouch inside the abdomen.Medications can help manage the discomfort and inflammation, but are not cures for IBD.This is a Plan developed under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) to identify the health care-related needs of the student, as well as services and accommodations to be provided to the student.These students may suffer particularly bad diarrhea and altered bowel demands, again necessitating easy access to the bathroom.Students with IBD tend to be over-achievers or “type-A” personalities and work extremely hard to compensate for their illness and its effects on daily functioning.
Incontinence still may occur, and students who suffer this symptom will need to be able to clean themselves and change clothes during the school day.
Learn about IBD treatments, diet, complications, and quality of life through videos, interactive quizzes, and more on the I'll Be Determined disease management website.
Be an active part of the search for cures; participate in a clinical trial of experimental treatments.
It is not intended that all of this plan will apply to any one child; you can pick and choose the parts of it that apply to your child.
Section 504 Plan for ____________________ School _______________________________ School Year ___________________________ This student has a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (“IBD”) called ________________ (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis). Ulcerative colitis affects the colon; Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive track, from the mouth to the anus.
The emotional and physical pieces are interrelated in complex ways, and patients can experience flare-ups during times of emotional tension and stress.