504 Accommodations Defined
Section 504 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 ensures that the child with a disability has equal access to an education. The child may receive accommodations and modifications.
We seek to make the public more aware of Sickle Cell Disease including the Sickle Cell Trait and Sickle Cell Anemia, their causes, and the impact on patients, families and the entire community. We teach communities how the sickling gene is detected and who should have a sickle cell test.
Sickle Cell Screening
With the help of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, we provide sickle cell screening for anyone interested in knowing their hemoglobin status and to identify persons of childbearing age who may have the sickle cell trait. For those persons we provide detailed and accurate information to help them make informed decisions they believe are in their best interest regarding family planning.
Throughout the year we provide home cook meals for children's that are hospitalized.
IEP Accommodations Defined
Unlike the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 does not require a public school to provide an individualized educational program (IEP) that is designed to meet a child's unique needs and provide the child with educational benefit. Under Section 504, fewer procedural safeguards are available to the child with a disability and the child's parents than under IDEA.
Support Group Meetings
We provide an environment where patients with Sickle Cell Disease are free to explore their feelings and personal struggles related to the disease with others who have an understanding of the issue. We encourage kids to talk about their feelings and how they are effected by Sickle Cell Disease while having fun and having the chance just to be kids.
We give children with Sickle Cell Disease an opportunity to spend time away from home and in the company of other children with Sickle Cell Disease through Camp New Hope (Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia).
Financial Support is given on an availability basis.