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By mom1995 on Wed, 01-05-05, 19:28

I need the services of a New Mexico ADA lawyer to help my servely PA daughter. Long story short: I had to take her home from her school x-mas party because at least 2 of the parents sent candy bags with Snickers in them and naturally the kids ate them. I am at the end of my rope with this school. We have done everything short of SCREAM and I am at that point. I had never been present at school when PN were around....I was heart broken to see how my daughter instantly shut down and curled up silently in her chair. The teachers response was "I can't controll what parents send"...... If anyone has advise or know of a lawyer who is qualified certified in New Mexico PLEASE let me know.

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By on Thu, 01-06-05, 05:03

mom1995, welcome! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I'm Canadian so I'm not going to be much help to you, I don't think.

Do you have a 504 Plan for your daughter?

Do you know if FAAN has lawyers on staff to help people that are having difficulties? As I said, I'm Canadian, so I'm not sure what FAAN does do for people as far as advocacy.

I do know here in Canada we have Anaphylaxis Canada and there are lawyers that volunteer their time if people need help.

Also, if you do a search of this board, I was fairly sure somewhere there was posted something about getting legal help and I don't think it was Canadian. I'd search under the word legal or lawyers and see if anything comes up.

Also, do you have a support group in your area?

Sorry for all the questions, but have to ask them to even begin to help you sort things out (not that I really can).

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Suzy Q on Thu, 01-06-05, 20:20

The teacher cannot control what parents send but she could send home a note reminding parents not to send items that contain peanuts. We also have 'treat bags' during holiday parties but we usually have a sign-up list for items that we have selected.

The treat bags are stored in the kids cubbies until it is time to go home. They do not eat the treats until they have left the school. Perhaps they can also implement this policy.

It is frustrating because you have to constantly remind people about PA. It gets tiresome. Luckily, my son's school understands the seriousness of food allergies and they don't want any reactions happening to kids while they are at school. It is a preschool and they have approx. 25 kids with different food allergies.

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By Carefulmom on Thu, 01-06-05, 21:03

I would contact Chris Weiss at FAAN. He may be able to point you in the right direction.

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