School Advocacy for Type 1 Diabetes

A featured blog from Beyond Type 1

 

School support is an important issue for families living with Type 1 Diabetes.  Beyond Type 1, a global non-profit Type 1 Diabetes organization,  recently posted a blog written by Anne Imber about school advocacy for Type 1 Diabetes. BT1 featured the blog about the team of school advocates in Texas aiming to create a voice for their Type 1 families.

Cy Fair Type One Connection is group of T1D parents  striving to create a positive and pro-active relationship with their school system on behalf of all their Type 1 families.

Read more below on Cy Fair Type One Connection!

Cy Fair Type One

A T1D School Advocacy & Support Group 

CFTOC Core Team Members (left to right)
Amy Josefy, Anne Imber, Carolyn Boardman,
Angela Vinson and Robin Hall.
(Not pictured, Ilka McCraren, Courtney Livingston)

Amy Josefy & Carolyn Boardman lead other T1D causes too such as the BT1 DKA Awareness campaign in Texas. With the help of their friends, family and fellow Cy Fair Type One families, they packed and shipped materials for pediatricians across the state.

Texas DKA Awareness Campaign

Cy Fair Type One Leader, Robin Hall (far right) has two T1D boys. She has been mentoring families in Cypress for years.The CFTOC committee meets often to discuss and propose T1D school solutions based on community feedback.
CFTOC Families stay connected through a closed Facebook Group

Supporting Type 1 Diabetes Non-Profit Organizations & Causes

Cy Fair Type One Supports BT1 DKA Awareness Campaign

Cy Fair Type One Connection Teens help with the BT1 DKA Awareness campaign. From left to right, Matthew Boardman, Macey Parr and Jackson Sutter.  T1D Teens serve their community together through CFTOC.

CFISD Millsap JDRF School Walk

Cy Fair Type One Leader, Anne Imber, conducts and supports JDRF School Walks within her school district. Raising T1D awareness is a priority of CFTOC.

CFISD Millsap JDRF School Walk

Core Team Leader, Courtney Livingston, participates in Cy Fair Type One picnic for the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Rainbow.  Families raised money for this Type 1 Diabetes camp during this fun event.

Education and Connection 

CFTOC Educational T1D Event

Cy Fair Type One hosts educational events for the families with Type 1 Diabetes. Events include Teen Talk, 504s, Psychological Side of T1D, Preparing for Kindergarten with T1D and more.

Brandon Green speaks to families about playing sports with Type 1 Diabetes

Brandon Green, T1D and Retired NFL Football player, speaks to families about sports with Type 1 Diabetes. Cy Fair Type One focuses on Extracurricular Activities for T1D students.

Cy Fair Type One Camp Rainbow Picnic

Cy Fair Type One Connection is about connecting families living with Type 1 Diabetes. The group was formed to support one school district but events are always open to all families in the Houston, Texas area.

Written by Anne Imber
published on 5/30/2017
Anne Imber is the mom to a Type 1 Diabetic son diagnosed in 2009. As the Founder of Type 1 To Go Teen, Anne shares her experiences with other Type 1 families regarding many of the non-medical issues that Type 1 Diabetic Teens face. The website www.Type1ToGo.com provides support materials from her presentations. Anne is also the Co-Founder of Cy Fair Type One Connection, a T1 School Advocacy & Support Group for one of the largest school districts in Texas.

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It is not intended as medical and/or legal advice.
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