“Minimize the impact of the disability, maximize opportunities to participate”
There are many that suffer from disabilities that are often left out of events they could easily participate in with a few basic accommodations.
Life threatening food allergies are considered a hidden disability per section 504 and the Americans with disabilities act (ADA). Children with life threatening food allergies are often left out of school events, made to sit in a separate area, and very often feel excluded and treated differently from their peers.
There are many ways to include food allergic children so that they can fully participate in events to the extent of their peers. Doing so can change a food allergic child’s quality of life for the better.