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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: Flying with Food Allergies (Free Webinar)

Lynda ·
Here's the recording of this webinar: Flying with Food Allergies - Video and Resources
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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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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

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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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

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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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

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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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

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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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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Facebook Chat: School Accommodations for Food Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Kids With Food Allergies for a back-to-school Facebook chat. Attorney, author and food allergy advocate Laurel Francoeur, Esq., will answer your questions on how to send your child with asthma and food allergies back to school with the right accommodations to keep them safe.
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Family Sues Panera After Child Has Allergic Reaction to Cheese Sandwich

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A family of a girl allergic to peanuts says a sandwich chain was negligent in making a grilled cheese sandwich, the Boston Globe reported Monday . The family sued Panera and a group of Panera franchises in New England. The little girl went to the hospital in the incident. A picture from the family shows a large dollop of peanut butter in the middle of the grilled cheese sandwich. Attorneys Mary Vargas and Laurel Francoeur filed the lawsuit last week in Massachusetts. According to the...
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Flying with Food Allergies (Free Webinar)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If the thought of flying with a child with food allergy causes you worry, please register for this free meeting. The speakers are Dr. Matthew Greenhawt, a pediatric allergist, and attorney Laurel Francoeur. Dr. Greenhawt will review the medical issues...
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Flying with Food Allergies (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 June 17, 2014 featuring guest speakers Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MMSc, and Laurel Francoeur, JD. The...
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Answers to Your Questions about Section 504 Plans (Free Webinar 8/26)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE Webinar Presented by Kids With Food Allergies (KFA): Your Questions About Section 504 Plans   RSVP:  Register Now! WHEN: August 26, 2014 at 1 pm Eastern | 10 am Pacific WHERE: Your computer, iPhone or Android device   The legal...
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British Airways Sets New Policy for Passengers with Nut Allergies

KFA News Team ·
British Airways is becoming the first major airline with an official policy asking passengers not to eat nuts in flight. The updated allergy-friendly policy took effect February 18, 2016. Passengers can still carry nutty foods and snacks aboard. But they will be asked not to eat them if they are sitting near a person with that allergy during the flight. When a passenger says they have a nut allergy, flight crews will make an announcement, said an airline spokesperson. Crews will make an...
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Camps Must Accommodate Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summer camp takes many forms: private day camps, sleep away camps, city recreation camps, or camps that focus on sports or art.   Many children enjoy and take part each year. For parents of children with food allergies, it is often another hurdle...
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Can You Bring Outside Food to Restaurants If You Have a Food Allergy?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
People with food allergies can have a hard time eating at restaurants. Sometimes, you can’t avoid a restaurant where it’s difficult to order a safe meal. Three attorneys from the Allergy Law Project answer the question: can a person with allergies bring outside food into a restaurant if a safe meal is not available? Unfortunately, there is not a lot of legal guidance on this specific issue.
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Current Topics in Food Allergy Law (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , hosted a webinar on December 1, 2015 called Current Topics in Food Allergy Law. Our webinar featured the Allergy Law Project. The Allergy Law Project is a blog run by three lawyers, all of whom have personal experience with food allergies: Laurel Francoeur, Esq., Mary Vargas, Esq. and Homa Woodrum, Esq. The three attorneys shared their legal perspective about the connection between the law and...
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About Section 504 Plans for Students with Food Allergy (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Attorney Laurel Francoeur answers questions from parents about Section 504 Plans for school accommodations of food allergy disability. This webinar was presented by Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America...
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Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE:   We support a Congressional effort to improve airline safety for people with severe allergies . Join AAFA's Action Network and tell your senators you care about this issue today !   What happens if a passenger has an allergic...
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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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Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join Kids With Food Allergies for an Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies chat. The texted-based chat will be hosted on our community on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Join KFA’s exclusive online community to participate in the chat.
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Free Webinar: Current Topics in Food Allergy Law

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP :   Reserve your spot now! WHEN : Tuesday, December 1, 2015 TIME : 1 PM – 2 PM Eastern time WHERE : Your computer, iOS or Android device   Join Kids With Food Allergies and the Allergy Law Project for our webinar, Current Topics...
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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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Skeptics Add to Burden for Food Allergy Parents (Boston Globe)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent rise in the number of children with food allergies, media reports of desensitization treatments, people avoiding foods for lifestyle or diet fads, and a 2010 study finding that blood tests led to avoidance of foods that could actually be...
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Which States Made the Grade on Protecting Students with Asthma and Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and its food allergy division, Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), hosted a free webinar on August 12, 2014 featuring guest speakers Charlotte Collins, JD and Michael Pistiner, MD. The presentation below...
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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.
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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