Tag: Section 504

Food Allergy Awareness Week 2013

  In honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week, I want to share with you some of the things I’ve learned over the past three and a half years of dealing with my son’s life-threatening food allergy.  If I could get people to understand just these things, my life would be easier, my son would be

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Need to Know: Planning for Kindergarten with a Food Allergy

Earlier this week, Jen blogged about her apprehension toward her son starting kindergarten—a whole eighteen months from now—due to his severe allergy to peanuts, which can trigger a life-threatening condition known as anaphylaxis.  For the uninitiated, an anaphylactic reaction is a true emergency that requires immediate action to save a child’s life, due to its

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Students with Disabilities, Public Schools & Standardized Testing

This article popped up in my Facebook newsfeed the other day.  You should read it, but I’ll summarize it by explaining that it’s by a mother of a 13-year-old girl on the Autism spectrum, who relates the story of how, despite her daughter’s varied and meaningful educational successes, the New York State Department of Education

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