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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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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 Have Health Insurance to Help Cover the Costs of Allergy Care?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Open Enrollment Begins November 15th The next open enrollment period for health coverage under the  Affordable Care Act (ACA)  begins on November 15, 2014. By using the  Health Insurance Marketplace , you can compare coverage and costs...
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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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Health Risk Alert - The Soynut Butter Co Recalls All I.M. Healthy Soynut Butters and I.M. Healthy Granola

KFA Food Alerts ·
The Soynut Butter Co Expands Recall to All I.M. Healthy Soynut Butters And I.M. Healthy Granola Because of Possible Health Risk For Immediate Release March 7, 2017 Contact Consumers 1-800-288-1012 Media SoyNut Butter Co. 1-800-288-1012 Announcement The SoyNut Butter Co. of Glenview, IL is recalling all varieties of I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butters and all varieties of I.M. Healthy Granola products because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli...
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Act Now to Help Save Health Care Protections for Those With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On Sept. 13, 2017, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced a new bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA includes protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Their goal is to vote on the repeal before Sept. 30, 2017. This bill, commonly called the Graham-Cassidy bill, could cause millions of Americans to lose health insurance. If passed, health insurance could become unaffordable for people with chronic conditions and low incomes.
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Patient Access to Health Care Is at Risk

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is working to protect those with chronic conditions like asthma and allergies. We are asking Congress to keep health care affordable, especially for those who need it most. Learn how you can take action.
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Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Honored as Best Health Community

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (www.kidswithfoodallergies.org) is honored to  receive "Best in Show: Health Community" from the WEGO Health Activist Awards. KFA was chosen as the health information website that best exemplifies using an...
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Letter to the Department of Health and Human Services: People With Allergies Need Access to Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For the past few months, many members of our community have had trouble filling prescriptions for epinephrine auto-injectors. Some have been affected by shortages due to manufacturing issues. Others have been given one auto-injector when two have been prescribed, as decided by their insurance company. Families are walking away from pharmacies empty-handed, or driving miles out of their way to fill their prescription
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Milk Allergy Alert - UTZ Certain Golden Flake, Good Health, UTZ and Weis Brand Tortilla Chips

KFA Food Alerts ·
Voluntary Recall of Certain Golden Flake, Good Health, UTZ and Weis Brand Tortilla Chips Because of Possible Milk Allergen For Immediate Release May 2, 2018 Contact Consumers UTZ 1-800-FOR-SNAX Media George Neiderer, SVP HR gneiderer@utzsnacks.com (717) 637-1759 Announcement Hanover, PA – Utz® Quality Foods, LLC, is voluntarily recalling select expiration dates of some Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz and Weis Brand Tortilla Chip items due to potential contamination of undeclared milk...
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New NIH Video Helps Explain Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The National Institutes of Health (NIAID) has developed a three-minute video animation that shows how the immune system responds to a food allergen and what you should do to avoid potential exposures.
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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: Act Now to Help Save Health Care Protections for Those With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Patients were heard! The Graham-Cassidy bill is defeated. Pre-existing conditions, lifetime caps and other protections for patients are protected. Thank you to all of our advocates for sharing your stories and taking action. We hope the next step to improving our health care system puts patients’ needs front and center and that our leadership listens and fixes the items that are still barriers to care.
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Re: Letter to the Department of Health and Human Services: People With Allergies Need Access to Epinephrine

Nutfreemama1 ·
Thank you for writing this letter. i do wish that even after this shortage that Auvi-q was covered by insurance. The mechanism of delivery is easier and the verbal instructions are gold in a crisis- especially when others are caring for your child or even self injecting - having verbal instructions in a time of crisis makes a huge difference.
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Unpacking Food Allergy Bias During a New Turning Point in the Struggle for Racial Equality

Kids With Food Allergies ·
By Kafi Drexel Brown Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Public Relations Director I have a confession. While health and wellness have been a longtime focus of my life and work, I didn’t give food allergies much thought until I joined the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) as its public relations director. It also didn’t hit me how odd it is I haven’t considered food allergies an important factor in my life until having a conversation with a colleague about how racial...
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Wet Wraps Cut Need For Drugs In Kids With Eczema

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  PRESS RELEASE   Study gives parents, doctors new options to treat painful, itchy condition
 
   DENVER, CO -- July 8, 2014 -- The number of children with atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is on the rise. Some estimate...
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Understanding How COVID-19 Could Affect School Health Care Plans for Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We know we can expect physical distancing, extra hand-washing , face masks or coverings , and other policies this school year due to the new coronavirus . As a parent of a child with food allergies, you may also need to make changes to your child’s school health care plan. What Is a School Health Care Plan? A school health care plan is a document (or set of documents) that outlines your child’s food allergy and how it should be managed while at school. A school health care plan can help...
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Black Americans With Food Allergies and Asthma Need Health Equity Now

Kids With Food Allergies ·
February marks Black History Month in the United States. It celebrates the major achievements of Black Americans throughout history. It is also a chance to learn about key moments that have not only shaped the Black experience in America, but that of the entire nation. Black History Month is often a time to look at how far we’ve come and how far we have to go. At the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), we believe one of the best ways to honor the past is to heal the present and...
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Re: Black Americans With Food Allergies and Asthma Need Health Equity Now

Wajida Ayub ·
Great Initiative, would love to support it!
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Confronting Hunger and the Racial Food Allergy Divide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The best way to prevent food allergy reactions is to stay away from known allergens. This may sound simple. But it is much more complicated than that. You have to know how to identify foods your child is allergic to and understand how foods are labeled . This means if your child has food allergies, you have to be sure they eat safe foods and other caregivers know how to manage their food allergy. Because of this, the foods you have access to may be limited. For some families managing food...
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AAFA Marks Day of Remembrance for Lives Lost to Asthma and Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On this final Friday of National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month , the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), our food allergy division, are holding a Remembrance Day in honor of family members and loved ones who’ve died from asthma or allergies. On average, more than 3,500 Americans die from asthma each year. 1 An estimated 200 also die each year because of severe allergic reactions, called anaphylaxis [anna-fih-LACK-sis]. 2 These death rates...
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Parental Warning: Don’t Let Kids With a Shellfish Allergy Eat Cicadas

KFA News Team ·
The Brood X cicadas are here. These are a type of insect that live underground and then emerge from the soil in every 17 years to mate. And there’s a lot of them. If you live anywhere from New York to Tennessee, you’ve probably seen them. Or you’re about to. To most kids (and a lot of adults), this sounds like something out of an action or science fiction movie. As much of the eastern half of the nation experiences this “swarmageddon,” the red-eyed critters are often hard for kids to resist...
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Re: Parental Warning: Don’t Let Kids With a Shellfish Allergy Eat Cicadas

Sarah's mom ·
Good to know. I'm the one with the shellfish 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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