Should Kids with a Peanut Allergy be Treated the Same as Kids with Disabilities at School?

Posted on: Thu, 10/31/2019 - 11:44am
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I recently got into an interesting debate with a friend of mine on how kids with a PA should be treated at school. He asked me if I thought that kids with PA should get special treatment as a kid with a disability. I never really thought of it that way. My thinking has always been that people do not take a PA as seriously as they should. I still do not think the education to the public is nearly there.

What do you all think?

Posted on: Fri, 11/01/2019 - 12:45pm
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Here is a good quote from the ADA:

"In both the ADA and Section 504, a person with a disability is someone who has a physical or mental impairment that seriously limits one or more major life activities, or who is regarded as having such impairments. Asthma and allergies are usually considered disabilities under the ADA."

Posted on: Mon, 11/04/2019 - 1:48pm
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I think that kids with allergies should get special treatment in that they should be protected by school administrators from ingesting anything that could contain peanuts and the airborne dangers. I also think that schools should educate children about the dangers of peanut allergies.

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