"Specific guidelines for recipients operating public elementary or secondary schools are included at 7 CFR 15b.22. These recipients must provide a free appropriate public education to all children with disabilities within their jurisdiction, regardless of the nature or severity of a child’s disability. No additional fees, except those also imposed on the families of children without disabilities, may be imposed on the families of children with disabilities [7 CFR 15b.22(c) and 7 CFR 15b.26(d)]."
From the USDA's Guide for Accomodating Children with Disabilities in School Meal Programs
|DO's and DON'Ts in the Classroom (For Teachers and School Dietitians)|
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"Never fail to take appropriate action to ensure that a student with Celiac Disease receives the protections of Section 504 to which they are entitled under Federal Law. Many students with Celiac Disease experience challenges in the educational setting and are denied a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Celiac Disease rises to the level of a disability because this physical impairment substantially limits one or more of the expanded list of non exhaustive major life activities including eating, thinking, concentrating, and the major bodily function of digestion.
-Maureen Dempsey, Board Certified Educational Advocate with North County Educational Advocates, Serving Southern California
Board Certified Educational Advocate (BCEA)
Fellow National Special Education Advocacy Institute
Court Appointed Special Advocate
B.A., B.A.Ed.,M.A.,R.C.A, Ed.S, Ed.S Honors