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Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc.
November 1, 2011

My son has crohn's disease and migraines. He is in junior high school in the New York City public school system, and it became clear to us that he needed accommodations in school. He was not doing well with his health, and was often absent. We requested a 504 plan, which is a plan to develop accommodations for students through the Americans with Disabilities Act. The school administration told us that they could not accommodate for him, and kept putting barriers to us getting a plan in place. I saw Jennifer Jaff's name as the author of the 504 template we were using, contacted her for help. She responded within 20 minutes to my email with such thoughtful advice. Every step of the way, Jeniffer has helped us deal with the school. She really understands the issues people with chronic illnesses are dealing with. She is intellegent, and a very good lawyer. I like that she helped us deal with the school effectively, while helping us avoid an uncomfortable confrontation with the administration. We absolutely love Jeniffer Jaff and her organization.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Getting accommodations for my son in school.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only problem is having a staff that works out of Connecticut, and cannot travel often to work on cases face to face. But the organization does manage to work things out through conference calls and through all the other communication technology. So, though it would be great to have a lawyer in the same room with you, you still get great advocacy long distance.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

I saw the group's name on a 504 template I got from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation website.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Client Served & The organization helped my son get accommodations in school.