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Food Allergy School Health Plans: 504 vs IHCP (Video and Resources)

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.

504 and ADA federal disability laws




The generous support of our donors allows us to reach families who need our help. A webinar attendee recently told us: "I really enjoyed this seminar and will forward the link when it is available for others to view. Thank you for doing this as you make a HUGE difference for so many lives!"

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Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in. Registered members have access to additional specialized support forums for food allergies. Registration is free!

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Kids With Food Allergies
A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1235 South Clark Street Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)
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