A settlement reached between Lesley University in Massachusetts and the Department of Justice is big news, with monumental implications. The agreement lays the foundation for establishing the rights of Americans with food allergy and celiac disease.
For the U.S. school & allergies resource hub, click here. Comprehensive resource - Allergy Safe Communities site: Allergy Safe Communities’ Emergency Plans: EpiPen, Allerject, Twinject Sample letter from principal Sample letter from teacher Steps for school anaphylaxis plan Canadian School Boards Association publication: Anaphylaxis: A Handbook for School Boards Food Allergy/Anaphylaxis Action Plans from Anaphylaxis Canada Anaphylaxis Action Plan (English) […]
Allergic Living presents: the Comparing Universities Chart. We’ve interviewed dietitians, food services directors, housing officials and more to bring you our exclusive chart comparing 16 universities across Canada. Click the image below to see the full chart, and feel free to print and share with friends. For a U.S. colleges comparison chart, click here.
The rights for people with food allergies and celiac disease in college have come a long way. There are two main legal documents which apply, and a recent Department of Justice complaint which resulted in a settlement all but confirms that severe food allergies constitute a disability under U.S. law. Rehabilitation Act, 1973 Applies to: […]
For Canadian resources, click here. Keeping a food-allergic child safe and included in all school activities requires considerable planning. But fortunately, you do not have to go it alone. Thanita Glancey, president of the Loudoun Allergy Network in Virginia, has gained expertise in school allergy accommodations through years of advocacy work. She walks us through […]
For Rachel Maunus, a 13-year-old who lives with a life-threatening tree nut allergy, the school cafeteria can be a scary place – so her older sister decided to do something about that. Since 2011, Lauren Maunus, 15, has been spearheading an initiative designed to revolutionize food allergy awareness in Florida schools. “I’m really motivated because […]
Did you know that 80,000 American kids miss school every day due to asthma-related issues? National Jewish Health in Denver has created this excellent video about back-to-school asthma issues. It explains the so-called September Spike: how the combination of decreased medication use in summer months, fall allergens like ragweed and other students’ viruses can create […]
One-third of kids bullied because of allergies, but almost half of their parents were in the dark about it.