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Department of Justice Tells University to Accommodate Food Allergies

"The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached an agreement with Lesley University of Cambridge, Massachusetts, under which Lesley agreed to modify its food services and meal plan system to accommodate students with celiac disease and other food allergies under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The agreement, announced in a recent DOJ press release, sends a clear signal to universities—as well as other places of public accommodation subject to Title III of the ADA—that the DOJ is actively enforcing the ADA’s broadened scope under recent legislative and regulatory developments."

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Wow.  It was such a huge deal when I went to college and the UC campus I chose made it very very difficult and in fact actively discriminated against me. This makes me feel better about my daughter's college possibities.

Me-allergic since infancy to gluten, dairy, egg, corn, citrus, beef, kiwi, shellfish, multi-drugs

DH-penicillin (and therefore blue cheeses)

DD-allergic to gluten, dairy, peaches, pears, mango, sugar beet, kiwi, agave, multi-drugs, has now had anaphylaxis 2x

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