ADA Protection

Posted on: Mon, 10/23/2000 - 6:14am
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After much frustration and research I finally located specific protection by the ADA for peanut allergic children in private schools. Believe me - I searched all the threads here and elsewhere and came up confused about the issue. Since this is currently my hot button issue - perhaps it is yours too. I think it was so hard to find because the item is listed as "Commonly Asked Questions About Child Care Centers and the Americans with Disabilities Act". If you're interested check out "http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/childq&a.htm". What may be disappointing for some of you is that the ADA still does not provide protection for religious organizations or schools. Hope this helps!

Posted on: Mon, 10/23/2000 - 6:59am
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Philip's Mom - Thanks for your informative post. Although I'm not sure the info. is relevant to us Canadians, it is always wise to have an arsenal of info. to present when encountering issues of discrimination. Once again, thanks for providing the above info. Take care, Carolyn
[This message has been edited by Cayley's Mom (edited October 24, 2000).]

Posted on: Mon, 10/23/2000 - 2:00pm
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[url="http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/childq&a.htm"]http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/childq&a.htm[/url]

Posted on: Mon, 10/23/2000 - 11:30pm
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Hi,
If you do a search under schools you will find a lot of the information you are looking for. The same link that you posted here was posted in Feb of 1999.
I think the subject is under schools and then under Section 504 and IEP's - or something close to that. There was an attorney - Laura P - that posted a lot of good info on the ADA. I notice she hasn't posted for awhile now.
By the way, I appreciate all the searching you have done. I went through so much fear and anger when we first statred dealing with the peanut allergy. We are just wrapping up a civil rights complaint with the Attorney Generals office because of a school that felt they did not have to comply with the ADA.
I wish you the best and appreciate your help and determination on behalf of all the pa kids.
Stay safe,
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 2:02pm
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I am on the mailing list for info from the following site. The following was in my E-mail today and I wanted to share it with those that might want to have some input.
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Special Education Legal Rights Strategies
And Resources
REED MARTIN, J.D.
[email]connie@westco.net[/email] [url="http://www.reedmartin.com"]http://www.reedmartin.com[/url]
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HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO BE HEARD
Subj: CONGRESS WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT DISABILITIES AND SCHOOL
Date: 11/3/00 1:18:19 PM Central Standard Time
Beth Clay
Professional Staff Member
Government Reform Committee
US House of Representatives
202-225-5074 (TEL)
202-226-1274 (FAX)
BETH CLAY WOULD LIKE TO COLLECT STORIES AND STATEMENTS FROM PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES. THEY (Congress) WANT TO KNOW THE FOLLOWING INFO:
THE CHALLENGES YOU FACE WITH YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION.
DO YOU HAVE TO FIGHT FOR SERVICES?
DO YOU FEEL YOUR SCHOOL IS FOLLOWING THE IDEA LAWS?
WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS HAVE YOU HAD?
HOW MUCH HAVE YOU HAD TO SPEND OUT OF POCKET BECAUSE YOUR SCHOOL WON'T PROVIDE THE PROPER SERVICES?
WHAT LESSONS HAVE YOU LEARNED?
DO YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS FOR CONGRESS ABOUT IDEA OR ABOUT THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS?
WHAT GOOD THINGS CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL SYSTEM?
CONGRESSMAN DAN BURTON WOULD LIKE TO HOLD HEARINGS BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR ABOUT THE STRUGGLES PARENTS FACE WHEN THEIR CHILDREN HAVE DISABILITIES AND THEY HAVE TO FIGHT FOR EDUCATION.
PLEASE SEND YOUR STORIES TO :
[email]Beth.Clay@mail.house.gov[/email] (Clay, Beth)
**I will be out of the office from Friday, November 3 until Tuesday,
November
7. If you to need to reach me, please call my assistant, TJ Lightle, at
202-226-5738 or via e-mail at [email]tj.lightle@mail.house.gov[/email] and she will assist
you and/or contact me with your request.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ANY DISABILITY LIST YOU KNOW OF OR ARE ON. WE NEED
THESE STORIES. THANK YOU
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I think it is a great way for a large number of us to have a say in the ADA and "hidden disabilities". But, you will have to be the judge about what is right for your child.
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 2:42pm
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Does anyone know if there is a Canadian equivalent of the ADA? I know that our children are covered under "special education" as far as the Ministry of Education is concerned. What about other aspects of their lives? Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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