New to Peanut Allergy site/ Disability?

Posted on: Mon, 06/28/2010 - 11:18pm
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Joined: 06/29/2010 - 06:08

Hi!
I'm a Mom to a now 18 year old who has had an anaphylactic reaction to peanuts when she was three. She has been allergy tested several times through her life to discover her allergy gets worse. She is allergic to all nuts to various degrees and peas and beans. The sad thing is that people just don't understand and are rude. Teachers in school, boss at work, kids in school. Does anyone know if this is considered a disability??

Posted on: Wed, 06/30/2010 - 4:01am
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Joined: 03/15/2009 - 21:46

Life threatening food allergies are considered a disability under section 504 and ADA--American with Disabilities Act.
The following link from my website has articles and links to where you can find more information.
http://www.bestallergysites.com/allergysupport/allergy-101/school-resour...

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