We talk a lot about inclusive education on this page, but what does that really mean? One of the most common examples I give when speaking with educators is if the public would be outraged by how you are separating a food allergic child if you swapped disabilities with a visible one, such as a child who was using a wheelchair you are doing something wrong.
Today’s episode is with Leah Robilotto of The Food Allergy Institute. In this episode, Leah and I discuss food allergy teasing, taunting and bullying. With an expertise in assisting schools and families through the psychological trauma that can come with food allergy management, Leah offers tips and tricks for addressing issue and concern, that benefits all sides of an issue.
As any food allergy parent will tell you, the management of food allergies can have a profound effect on a family’s life, trickling into aspects of day-to-day living, both large and small. Daily activities such as grocery shopping, cooking dinner, and preparing snacks become challenging, as food package labels do not consistently list food allergens. When dining out, families will…
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.