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Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on Jan. 14, 2014, featuring guest speaker Laurel Francoeur, Esq, co-founder of Greenlaurel Solutions, LLC. Laurel presented the different options available for school health plans for students with food allergies, reviewed federal laws and definitions, and explained students' rights.

An attendee gave this review as the most valuable part of the webinar:

“Laurel took very complex material and summarized the process in a very easy to understand way. Very helpful as we're considering a 504 Plan...”

The following is the video recording of the webinar and a list of resources to accompany the presentation.

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Laurel reviewed the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 504 Plans, Individualized Health Care Plans (IHCPs), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and IEPs, things to consider when you first draft your plan, and how to approach the school and begin the process of creating a plan for your child.  We thank her for her time and sharing her expertise with us.  We also thank Nancy Polmear-Swendris for providing medical oversight and helping us prepare resources.

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Hello @Elizabeth Marn, you can find free PDF versions of some of these forms on the AAFA store, like the Anaphylaxis Action Plan.

Other forms, such as a medicine authorization form or special dietary meals accommodation form, can typically be obtained from your child's school. Ask your child's school or district for new forms, then make an appointment with your child's doctor to fill them out.

A school health care plan is also set up with your child's school directly. They may already have a process in place for creating a care plan. You can start by contacting the school to see who the point of contact is for creating a care plan. Then request a meeting with the school's representatives to talk about your child's needs and ask any questions you may have about the school's policies. This page on KFA has a ton of good information all about school health care plans.

I hope this helps!

Moe M.

Hi - where can we download some of these recommended forms? My son (with several food allergies) is starting daycare this month and I would love to have a form to fill out instead of creating my own health care plan for him.

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