When you hear other allergy parents and professionals talk about 504 plans for food allergies you may think that those are for children with disabilities. True, the 504 is referring to federal civil rights law, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which among other things provides you the right to have the individual needs of your child to participate in all school activities equally and safely.
I work with family’s like mine to build what I call a healthy level of anxiety, which means to be aware but not scared of your surroundings and take reasonable precautions.
Caring for chronically ill kids is a lot of work on a parent. In the last week, I have been reading about motherhood burnout. But before we get too far into this discussion, know that fathers can experience the same issues; it just happens that burnout is more common for moms in the United States. I began reading about this…
I challenge you to look around you and take on that one issue that doesn’t sit right with you. What keeps you or your child from feeling safe AND included?