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Posted on: Fri, 09/14/2007 - 6:59am
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[b]For me and my journey with PA, this has been the single most pivotal thread at PA.com.[/b]
I want to thank you for saying that. I hesitated starting the thread a bit. Just given things.
Thank you for your contribution, and for the contributions of others in this thread as well.

Posted on: Fri, 09/14/2007 - 9:41am
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I would agree with eliz. I'm glad I was here to be in on it if even a little bit.

Posted on: Thu, 09/20/2007 - 4:18pm
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Reraising and hoping others from Main Discussion read through....
Thanks to all for this thread---pointing out the obvious that could no longer be ignored.

Posted on: Thu, 09/20/2007 - 8:50pm
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I have read this thread with interest.
From my UK view, and experience , schools that deal with children from 4 1/2- rising 11 seem more allergy aware these days.
From the law point of view there isnt really much at all.
The education aurthority produce recommended guidelines which they are expect to follow within the indivdual head teachers guiding.
As a parent I CANT jump up and down and demand wide spread change,( there is nothing to solid to back me up) and for the most severely multiple allergic, there will never be the money for a personal aid, even during the early years.
We can ask for a policy, and follow the guidelines and pray that the comunity school nurse is well informed about allergies. But for the main part, all they understand is the emergency procedures, little is understood about preventing a reaction.
The anaphylaxis campaign is doing sterling work in this area, but it going to take years and years for this to filter down.
The worst part of our childrens lives is the high school years, from 11 onwards.
Our son school currently doenst have a indivdual policy, but has three school nurses, all have snippets of allergy understanding.
The children are on there own, from the beginging.
I do dream of having a law that I can have, stand with and demand to have.
But currently we have nothing, and hope on the good will of others .
I must dash off to work now, but will add some more views later on!!
sarah

Posted on: Fri, 09/21/2007 - 6:06am
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Thank you PinkPoodle, and thank you for your post Williamsmummy. I feel like this is an important topic, and have more that I feel that I should add. Given the nature of it though, and certain things in my own personal situation I have to be careful of at this point, I can't really post it without having the ability to edit.
I would urge people to really think about why they do things the way they do. The issue of consistency and accountability.
What you require of one, you must require of yourself as well.
It isn't the easiest position to take, for sure.
And while the board is under construction, I'd like to offer my email for those of you who might have questions that I could comfortably answer offline. [email]gvbmom@yahoo.com[/email]

Posted on: Sat, 06/14/2008 - 3:13pm
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Posted on: Mon, 07/14/2008 - 8:56am
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Originally Posted By: gvmom
I would urge people to really think about why they do things the way they do. The issue of consistency and accountability.
What you require of one, you must require of yourself as well.
It isn't the easiest position to take, for sure.
This discussion continues in various forms on boards at
[url="http://foodallergysupport.com"]http://foodallergysupport.com[/url]

Posted on: Sun, 11/02/2008 - 7:04am
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[i][b]Deserves the front page in Schools.
ALWAYS WILL.[/b][/i]

Posted on: Wed, 11/19/2008 - 9:27am
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Posted on: Mon, 10/26/2009 - 12:41pm
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Suggested reading for those struggling with schools . . .
Food-free classrooms should be the goal for ALL children, not just those with life-threatening food allergies.
Refusing to accommodate the school's use of food may sometimes be the best option.

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