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Episode 48: Food Allergies and the ADA

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:00 pm EDT

Speaker: Dr. Daniel Newman, Executive Director of Academic Support Services, and ADA/504 Coordinator - Lesley University

A food allergy may be considered a disability under federal laws, such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Some individuals with food allergies have a disability, particularly those with more significant or severe responses to certain foods. 

Join us as Dr. Daniel Newman is Executive Director of Academic Support Services, and ADA/504 Coordinator at Lesley University discusses how the settlement agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Lesley University in Massachusetts helped to increase awareness among higher education professionals that food allergies and celiac disease may qualify as a disability under the ADA. We will also discuss challenges and solutions to how Universities can accommodate and support students with specific allergens.

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