Need your help!

Posted on: Sun, 12/14/2003 - 2:38pm
Shawn's picture
Joined: 09/07/1999 - 09:00

As a team assignment for my MAEd. at University of Phoenix, we have to prepare a "Legal Presentation" for teachers regarding an area of law affecting educational practice. At my prompting, my team has chosen the topic of "Accomodations for Children with Severe Food Allergies". The presentation must include an outline of the key points of the issue, handouts, etc. Since this is a compressed course, I need as much research material as possible as quickly as possible. I have a PowerPoint presentation that I did for a staff development workshop at our school, but it leans more heavily on medical recommendations than the legal issues.

Other than the resources at FAAN, can anyone direct me to relevant cases, articles, etc.? I'm searching the archives here, but that does take a while.

Thanks in advance.

Posted on: Mon, 12/15/2003 - 1:09am
ajinnj's picture
Joined: 05/13/2003 - 09:00

There has been a lot of press about Dalton Perreault-Osborne's case. He has not been able to attend school in years because of his severe peanut allergy and the school's inability to keep him safe. There is an article about him under "Media" and there are some posts under "Take Action". Other than that I don't really know much. I'd be really interested in seeing your final project. Good luck

Posted on: Mon, 12/15/2003 - 12:23pm
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

I strongly recommend the following article: Peanut Allergies, A medico-legal perspective which discusses the principals of common law, reasonableness, duty of care, etc. It is from a Canadian perspective, but is well worth reading.
(I hope the link works - I haven't posted in a while and may be rusty....)
take care

Posted on: Mon, 12/15/2003 - 12:29pm
DebO's picture
Joined: 03/15/1999 - 09:00

I have no idea why my previous post showed up twice....and I didn't see the two copies until this morning......
[This message has been edited by DebO (edited December 16, 2003).]

Posted on: Tue, 12/16/2003 - 12:34am
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

Try Reed Martin's webpage. He's got tons of info on working with schools re children w/ disabilities. He's an attorney, so it's all from a legal perspective. I think he still offers an on-line discussion on Thursday nights.
[This message has been edited by Gail W (edited December 16, 2003).]

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