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Restaurants Not Required to Serve Allergen-Free Food

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Recently we shared news about an agreement between Lesley University and the Justice Department in which the school agreed to provide accommodations for students with food allergies and celiac disease.  (The school has a mandatory meal...
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Accommodating Food Allergies in the Workplace

Kids With Food Allergies ·
"Once an employee establishes that he or she suffers from a food allergy, which is considered a disability under current federal law, the employer is obligated to engage in an "interactive process" with the employee to discuss whether there is a...
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Adult Peanut Allergies Present Workplace Challenges

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What happens when children with food allergies grow up and enter the work force?  About 1 percent of adults have peanut allergy and the numbers are growing. In 2008, the Americans With  Disabilities Act expanded to include food allergy...
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Food Allergy School Health Plans: 504 vs IHCP (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA)  , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on January 14, 2014 featuring guest speaker Laurel Francoeur, Esq,  co-founder of Greenlaurel Solutions,...
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Do You Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE Webinar: School Section 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans for Food Allergy  Register to reserve your online seat -- HURRY, SPACE IS LIMITED!  RSVP: Reserve your seat by registering WHEN: January 14, 2014 ...
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Department of Justice Tells University to Accommodate Food Allergies

Kids With 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...
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Iowa Court Rules Food Allergy a Disability

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Iowa Court of Appeals recently ruled that a child's food allergy is a disability protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ruling will affect schools, child care centers, day camps, and other recreational programs for...
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Victory for Food Allergy Community: Justice Department Sides with Kids in Discrimination Case

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In a huge victory for families with food allergies, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) ruled that a theater program violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The DOJ said the program discriminated when it refused to accommodate a 10-year-old boy with severe peanut and tree nut allergies. The program refused to have either a staff member or volunteer available at all times to give epinephrine in case of emergency. The DOJ also ruled the Massachusetts program retaliated when it...
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504 Plans, IHCPs, ECPs: Food Allergy School Health Care Plans

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Health Care Plans for Your Child with Food Allergies How to Create a Comprehensive School Health Care Plan for your Child with Food Allergies by Lynda Mitchell, MA A school health plan will identify the types of responsibilities, training and...
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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Here is the link to the the follow-up archive filled with resources, links, downloadable PDFs and more to help you with your School Health Plans: Food Allergy School Health Plans: 504 vs IHCP
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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

ljp ·
I'm trying to get a 504 plan for my son at his school, but is school nurse is trying to me that if his allergies don't effect his learning ability that it doesn't apply to him. She is also trying to convince me that my child is the only one with any major food allergies at his school. I don't know how to get her understand. His allergies are severe enough that he can go into anaphylactic shock and has to have his own epi-pen on him at all times. Is there anything else I can do to get the...
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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

SBilliel ·
Is this is a public school or school that receives public funding? I would try approaching someone else at the school, someone in administration. The nurse may have input on accommodations but is not usually the one who makes the 504 plan decisions, including who does and doesn't qualify. Most public schools/ school districts have a Director of Special Services or Special Education or someone with some other similar title. They typically write the 504 plans and schedule the meetings. You can...
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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi! 504 eligibility does not require that a medical condition affect learning. That is what IEPs are for. Your school nurse is misunderstanding your request. Have you put your request in writing for a 504 evaluation? That is the most important first step. The nurse is not the gatekeeper on 504 plans. The 504 coordinator for your school district and the principal are the ones that you need to send the written request to. Then the nurse will get involved as part of the 504 evaluation process.
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Amy Corbin ·
Having just set up a 504 for my child entering kindergarten, it was the principal who set it up along with the nurse. He goes to a public school. A 504 is a plan with modifications to what your child can do,but also other students. For example my child is airborne allergic to peanuts/tree nuts. In the morning we decided instead of going in the all purpose room he will have to wait in the nurses room until he goes to class. The same for the afternoon, instead of his bus room he has to wait in...
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ljp ·
Amy, Sorry it took so long to respond, things have been a little crazy. I would love to see Matthews 504 plan if you wouldn't mind. They are not telling me who takes care of this kind of thing at our school. Procedure states that I had to send the request to the Principal first and that he would pass it on the the right person, then they would make the decision based on what they know and his allergy test report that I have giving them. They are telling me that he is the only on at his...
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Ashleesinger13 ·
I am in a similar boat with 504. My daughter is in kindergarten and has ingestable peanut allergy (has to eat it to react) we have an agreement with the school as it stands for her allergies but so far those aren't always kept. The principal was asked about a 504 and I was informed those usually only for kids with physical disability because they can affect their ability to learn, My daughters allergies do not affect her ability to learn there for she does not qualify. I don't think this is...
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K8sMom2002 ·
@Ashleesinger13 , that sounds extremely frustrating! KFA actually has an opportunity tonight for you to participate in a Facebook Chat about school accommodations . You can also post this on our online support community as a question and see what other parents have done in similar situations. Also, if you haven't already, you can check out KFA's school planning resource center .
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K8sMom2002 ·
@Ashleesinger13 , my apologies -- The Facebook chat was last night. I have thought today was Tuesday all day long. But you can access the transcript of the chat on KFA's Facebook page .
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Re: Department of Justice Tells University to Accommodate Food Allergies

songspinner ·
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.
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Re: Department of Justice Tells University to Accommodate Food Allergies

Gloria ·
Another example of the good government can do!
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Re: Restaurants Not Required to Serve Allergen-Free Food

Fatwally ·
I think requiring restaurants to server allergy food is goings to far. it's a different category from schools. People do not have eat in restaurants. The way children are required to attends school. Sorry, but this is going too far.
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Re: Restaurants Not Required to Serve Allergen-Free Food

Rickie ·
I frequently visit restaurants and I'm allergic to shellfish. I make sure to check allergen menus or allergy free menus at the restaurants by asking them. Its really frustrating to know not many restaurant owners maintain such menu. I recently saw few restaurants showing allergy menus in smartphones with a small QR code on the wall with allergy poster. I think its from www.allergyposter.com and they seem to teach these owners something. Few apps are out there too. But its really a pain to...
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Re: Do You Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?

Lynda ·
Reminder: our webinar on 504 plans and IHCPs is tomorrow (Tuesday)! RSVP: Reserve your seat by registering WHEN: January 14, 2014 TIME: 7:00 pm Eastern time WHERE: Your computer, iOS or Android device
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Re: Do You Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?

Silvashan ·
I teach at that time. Is there a way to order the e-book or see/hear the webinar at another time?
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Re: Do You Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?

Lynda ·
Hi Silvashan, We record all webinars for later viewing. If you sign up for the webinar, you will get an email letting you know when the recording is ready.
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Re: Do You Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?

Silvashan ·
Shoot, I missed signing up. Is there still a way to find out about recorded webinars? I run a FB group for mom's who have kids with food allergies and I alway love to share the KWFA resources in our group.
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Re: Do You Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?

Kathy P ·
Here is a blog post that Lynda did regarding plans. And here is the followup from the webinar w/ the video recording of the presentation plus tons of other resources.
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Re: Victory for Food Allergy Community: Justice Department Sides with Kids in Discrimination Case

Maritza ·
Hurray!!!! This is fantastic news!! Way to fight for ADA righta!!! I'm auper pleased at the voice of the young advocate who stood up for her friend. All our Children with allergies would be so fortunate to have such a friend by their side. I'm also happy because this has set a precendence for all other discriminations of the same caliber. My DS has certain food contact and inhalation allergiea documented by doctors and a library refused to accomodate hin. We are waiting to hear from a...
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