Non-PA food allergy

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 11:00am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We have a long time before DS is old enough for school, he's 1 1/2 now, but I was just curious to know if anyone deals with food allergy's in addition to PA and how that works. Do you have 504's for that too? or do you just teach your child to avoid? Just curious. I know we have a while but it seems like everyones asking me what we'll do when that time comes. Thanks ~Jessie

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 11:29am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

Good question, I was actually wondering the same. I was not going to push the 504 for my now 3 1/2yr old(once he enters Kindergarten) because his his allergies are not life threatening....but will talk with his allergist before making a deff decision(I need to discuss his egg and milk levels, I do have an Epi just in case, but not sure if he'd be considered for a 504....) He is allergic to milk, soy, eggs, pork and beef. I'd be curious to see what others suggest. My 6yr old has an Epipen for peanuts, nuts and I will incorporate ALL of those foods into his 504(working on it right now). And over the next 4 years I'll need to watch my 1yr old, for now she needs an Epipen for milk and if it's still that high at age 4, then I'll do a 504 for her too. The school thinks my 6yr old is alot to deal with, wait until his brother and sister get there, lol!!
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Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 12:08pm
Carefulmom's picture
Joined: 01/03/2002 - 09:00

Dd started kindergarten allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, cranberries, sweet potatoes. We were also told to avoid tree nuts and shellfish. She started with a 504, but I would have done a 504 even if she were only allergic to peanuts. All peanut allergy is life threatening. In fact, she did not test positive to peanuts until age 5 and I cried when I saw the skin test turn red, because peanut is the one most likely to cause fatalities.

Posted on: Thu, 01/11/2007 - 3:26pm
NicoleinNH's picture
Joined: 06/21/2003 - 09:00

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Posted on: Fri, 01/12/2007 - 3:50am
mistey's picture
Joined: 01/18/2004 - 09:00

I'm interested in what others say about this as well. My ds is going to start kindergarten in the fall of this year and is allergic to peanuts dairy and egg.

Posted on: Sat, 01/13/2007 - 11:40pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

It's my understanding that you can get a 504 plan for any life-threatening food allergy. If you can get your allergist to certify in a letter that your child's allergy can substantially limit one of the major life functions (breathing, taking care of oneself, etc.) due to the potential for an anaphylactic reaction, then your child shouldn't have a problem getting a 504 plan.
there are lots of good example letters on this site. I'd recommend preparing a letter and asking the allergist to sign it.

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