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Posted on: Wed, 03/28/2007 - 1:22am
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I am goingt through the thread mommabear mentioned--all 7 pages.
[url="http://www.foodallergyadvocate.com/Section504IDEA.htm"]http://www.foodallergyadvocate.com/Section504IDEA.htm[/url]
This article is mentioned :
SECTION 504 PRIMER FOR PARENTS & EDUCATORS OF CHILDREN WITH FOOD ALLERGY AND ASTHMA
ASTHMA AND SEVERE FOOD ALLERGIES
Some disabilities clearly fall under Section 504, while others clearly fall under IDEA. Since many children who have food allergies also have asthma, we need to take a look at asthma disability protection under the law. There are certain disabilities that schools analyze along a continuum of acuteness like Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Asthma to determine if they fall under Section 504 or IDEA. If we were looking along a horizontal line, Section 504 would be on the far left, and IDEA would be on the far right. If a particular disability does not affects a child

Posted on: Wed, 03/28/2007 - 1:23am
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Posted on: Wed, 03/28/2007 - 2:21am
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Hi MommaBear!
In my sleep deprived state, I am not sure what you are asking. Is the word "safety" what you are questioning?
My DD is 7.
No, she does not require an aid (although I do know of another child with allergies who does due to the extremely sensitive nature of his allergies.)
Her 504 contains accomodations for her MFA throughout the school (classroom, cafeteria, art, etc...) as well as during school activities such as field trips. Some are her responsibility, some the teacher's responsibility, and some are the school nurse's responsiblity.
Her 504 contains accomodations for her asthma which in most cases identifies when preventative measures should be taken to avoid an actual attack. (Her asthma is typically well controlled - attacks are rare for her.)
Yes, we are fortunate to have a full time nurse at each of our public schools in town. They are necessary for not only allergies and asthma but a host of other childhood illnesses and needs.
As for special placement, that is simply to be in an allergy free classroom. She is not the only child with allergies in this classroom.
My DD rides the bus. Eating food is not allowed on the busses in our town. Her driver(s) are knowlegeable about her allergies.
This is the first year we have a 504 for her. Last year I was bombarded with questions (thank goodness they asked [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]!!), situations, and last minute requests from her teacher with regard to projects, field trips, activities, etc... I felt that I was constantly researching and resolving issues at the last minute and it was very stressful and demanding on my time. This year, with a 504, her teacher, the nurse, the 504 administrator and I sat down and talked though many scenerios and classroom activities. We decided together (how positive [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]!) how to approach each situation. They were very supportive and we are all on the same page. I have not had those last minute requests this year.
Why do I feel like I haven't answered your question????

Posted on: Wed, 03/28/2007 - 2:27am
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Quote:Originally posted by Peanut Militia:
[b]Sorry mommabear--I am bad about names without faces (smile).
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not a problem. I just am desperately trying to make *some* contribution. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] Move up from my "Off Topic Slug" status.

Posted on: Sun, 07/01/2007 - 1:28am
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bumping for another new member.

Posted on: Sun, 07/01/2007 - 11:15am
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A 504 is a plan to make education equally accessible if your child has a disability.
This is what should be used for a food allergy only.
An IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) is used when a child has a learning deficit i.e. learning disability, low vision, hearing impairment, reading issues, autism, auditory learner etc. etc.
The IDEP and 504 would be combined if the child had a food allergy and a learning deficit.

Posted on: Sun, 07/01/2007 - 1:06pm
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Quote:Originally posted by cathlina:
[b]The IDEP and 504 would be combined if the child had a food allergy and a learning deficit.[/b]
This is not the case for us. My daughter has a 504 plan for food allergies + asthma and an IEP for a learning disability. She receives services from Special Ed for her LD along with some classroom accommodations. The 2 documents (IEP and 504 plan) are separate, and the 504 team and the IEP team are separate as well (although there is overlap).

Posted on: Sun, 07/01/2007 - 1:37pm
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Quote:Originally posted by cathlina:
[b]The IDEP and 504 would be combined if the child had a food allergy and a learning deficit.[/b]
My child's IEP covers his "learning 'disability'" and his food allergy. (Food allergy as "Other Health Impairment). His food allergy affected his ability to learn, since without accommodations, he was unable to attend school. Educating him at home or not in the educational setting would be violating his right to least restrictive environment. At least that's how *I* look at it. I could be wrong. Tell me if you think so.

Posted on: Mon, 07/02/2007 - 6:27am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b] My child's IEP covers his "learning 'disability'" and his food allergy. [/b]
correction. His "food allergy" and his "asthma". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] There's a qualifying category (one of the thirteen for IDEA) called "OHI" (Other Health Impairment). I mean, if they didn't want you to use it, why have it? Seems completely appropriate to me. It's not like any one of the 13 is any more suitable (or any less) than the others, just another category, that's all.

Posted on: Sat, 07/14/2007 - 1:08pm
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Quote:Originally posted by cathlina:
[b]A 504 is a plan to make education equally accessible if your child has a disability.
This is what should be used for a food allergy only.
An IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) is used when a child has a learning deficit i.e. learning disability, low vision, hearing impairment, reading issues, autism, auditory learner etc. etc.
The IDEP and 504 would be combined if the child had a food allergy and a learning deficit.[/b]
Sorry I am just reading this--we are currently moving and will be around from time to time until september.
According to the school board we are moving from (still discussing with where we are moving to), if learning is affected then the child qualifies under an IEP--not necessarily a learning deficit. We got the IEP under other health imparied because we showed her learning process is being impared due to her life threatening food allergy (peanuts). This is due to medications, and outbreaks from contact and aeorsolized exposure. Our daughter did have an IEP for speech, but we knew it was going to go away as her speech is improving. Furthermore, she was deemed 'gifted'--something the school tried to use against getting an IEP. This was overturned because she has not been able to take advantage of the gifted classes or other school programs because of her illness--in otherwords her education is affected due to her lifethreatening allergy. We used the same arguments used to get an IEP for OHI with severe asthma. We also pointed out we are not going to let her slip to a severe learning deficit before they service our child.
Hope this helped.

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