Our directory is intended as a resource for people with peanut and nut allergies. It contains foods, helpful products, and much more.
- What is a Peanut Allergy
- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
- Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
- Medical ID Bracelets
- Support Groups
Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
We have a 504 plan!
Woo hoo! The plan is in place, and the staff is on board with it.
DS is in kindergarten, and we weren't able to get started on it before school started because there wasn't a principal or K/1 teacher in place until a few weeks before the first day of school. The principal is a gem--always willing to advocate for DS' needs and make sure that staff is trained and aware. He's even managed to get the school nurse to agree to things she wasn't comfortable with (having EpiPens passed with DS for music, art, library, etc. and in his classroom, not just in the nurse's office). He's had experience with the 504 process before with a latex allergy, and made the whole experience an easy one. I could only wish that all of you could have such a professional to deal with!
He's been talking to the different parent groups each month in an effort to educate them on the need to work together to keep kids like DS safe. He's careful to respect DS' privacy, but many of the K/1 parents already know who he is. Today, the principal told me that he spoke to a group last night, and the parents who know DS spoke up and said that they are so impressed with how mature and responsible he is about his allergies. I think it can only help that they feel positively toward him in this regard.
The school staff meeting next week will be entirely devoted to education re: allergies and asthma. In addition, the principal would like to revisit the plan monthly to make sure that all is going smoothly. Can you imagine? If we had gone through this process last year, with what I know of the previous principal, I'm convinced that it would have been an entirely different experience.