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Food Allergies and The Rights of Individuals with Allergy Related Disabilities Under the ADA
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
1:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. EST
ADA Live! (WADA) Show
from the Southeast ADA Center and the ADA National Network
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). A disability as defined by the ADA is a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, such as eating. Major life activities also include major bodily functions, such as the functions of the gastrointestinal system. Some individuals with food allergies have a disability as defined by ADA, particularly those with more significant or severe responses to certain foods.
Join us as Pamela Williamson shares her personal story regarding food allergies and provides recommendations regarding requesting accommodations. In addition, Corinne Gilliam, Disability Services Specialist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, discusses how Vanderbilt University addresses food allergies and 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 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
About ADA Live! (WADA)
A free monthly national broadcast on the Internet by the Southeast ADA Center, one of ten regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network. ADA Live! (WADA) focuses on rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and airs from 1:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. (Eastern) on the first Wednesday of each month.
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Listen to BlogTalkRadio ADA Live! Episode 42: Food Allergies and The Rights of Individuals with Allergy Related Disabilities Under the ADA on Wednesday - March 1 from 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern) and 12:00 Noon - 12:30 PM (Central). Real-time captioning on March 1 in Blackboard Collaborate for ADA Live! Episode 42 will be available. For more information: www.adalive.org
No registration is required. You can submit your questions, explore resources and the complete program schedule and connect to archived shows on www.adalive.org
To Listen to the Broadcast:
- BlogTalkRadio ADA Live! Episode 42: Food Allergies and The Rights of Individuals with Allergy-Related Disabilities Under the ADA
- Real-time captioning on March 1 in Blackboard Collaborate for ADA Live! Episode 42
Contact For More Information:
ADA Live! (WADA) produced by the Southeast ADA Center
Phone: 404-541-9001 (voice)
Web: ADA Live! (WADA) Show
ADA National Network
Phone: 800-949-4232 (voice)