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I am new to this group. My son is starting middle school
I am new to this group. My son is starting middle school next yr. He is only 10 and has severe allergy to peanut, all treenuts, eggs and some seeds. The school nurse suggested that i teach him how to self administer epi-pen. My allergist thinks he is young to take on this responsibility. Is the school trying to avoid being the first responders here OR having it with him and learning how to use it is the only way to save him in case of emergency. I would sincerely appreciate sharing your experience on this.
I am also planning to have 504 in place starting this yr. i didnot need it when he was in elementary school as the school was always proactive in every way possible.
My other question is having 504 in place, would that isolate him from any mainstream activities and be socially not acceptable in his school?
He has always sat by himself at the nut- free table in elementary school. Now he is asking to sit with his friends and eat carefully in middle school.
Pl share your thoughts on this as well.
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