Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) sponsored an informative webinar on January 14 entitled “Food Allergy School Health Plans: 504 vs IHCP”. Presented by Laurel Francoeur, Esq, who served on the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (the parent foundation of the KFA), the webinar is now available as a free one hour video on KFA’s site.
Ms Francoeur provides a complete overview of the subject matter including explanations of two US disability laws that form the foundation of accommodation of people with food allergies, their applicability regarding various school settings, and commentary regarding how the various organs of government interpret the obligations set out by them.
She goes on to describe the components of school health plans and provides advice regarding how to initiate a discussion with your child’s school administration to establish a plan. The video closes with a presentation of frequently asked questions and answers.
We encourage all parents of school-aged children with food allergies as well as teachers, school nurses and administrators to view this webinar. Francoeur’s presentation is straightforward, easy to understand, and packed with important information of value to everyone involved in educating children with food allergies. Furthermore, we encourage you to support the KFA, a wonderful organization dedicated to the support of children with food allergies.
You can view the presentation by clicking here.