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Posted on: Wed, 03/09/2011 - 7:49am
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Joined: 03/09/2011 - 14:29

I am a mom of a four year old son with a severe peanut allergy. We found out he was allergic when he was two years old, and up until now it has been fairly easy to deal with. However, now that it is time to register him for school in the fall I am freaking out!!

Up until now he has always been under my constant supervision and I just can't stand the idea of putting his life in someone else's hands. Espically after talking with the school he will attend only to hear that the school can't(or won't change) just because one little boy has a severe peanut allergy. That it's not "fair" to the kids who want to eat peanuts. Those were the principals exact words when I called only to suggest that the school consider being peanut free. The school nurse assured me that they would watch him carefully and depending on what his allergist suggested they would ensure that the kids around him arent eating peanuts. But I just cant get over the principals attitude..

For those of you moms out there with children in school with allergies I would love any advice you have to give. Thanks so much...

Posted on: Tue, 03/22/2011 - 6:30am
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Joined: 04/28/2010 - 12:30

that seems to be the attitude of most public schools, although there are some exceptions. Personally I would fight to have at least the class room be peanut free, but I know some schools won't even do that. If not try to get them to keep his epi in the classroom and brought to the lunchroom with him. At least that is what I want.

Posted on: Tue, 03/22/2011 - 7:02am
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Joined: 03/22/2011 - 13:57

I just ran into this today which may be of use:
Life threatening food allergies are considered a disability under section 504 and ADA--American with Disabilities Act.
Under Section 504 law, it clearly states that no child should be discriminated against due to a disability and that he or she should receive an equal education to that of his peers. To determine disability, a life function must be affected such as breathing in the case of anaphylaxis and asthma. Life threatening food allergies are also covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
I also have a 3 year old who is highly allergic to peanuts, just be aware that people just don't get how severe these allergies are, but if you throw the law around, I think people will move a little more quickly :)

Posted on: Thu, 04/28/2011 - 6:40pm
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Joined: 04/29/2011 - 01:30

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