Webinar - Serving Students with Food Allergies: Adjustments, Auxiliary Aids, and Documentation

Speaker: Jim Long

Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET


This presentation will focus on the legal protections for post-secondary students with food allergies and related conditions severe enough to be considered disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Topics addressed include academic adjustments, modifications, and auxiliary aids and services, along with documentation rules and requirements, controlling cases, and recommendations for negotiating schools’ disability systems.

About the Presenter

After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law and clerking for a Court of Civil Appeals in Texas, Jim Long served for 23 years as a Judge Advocate General officer in the United States Army. He is a former Senior Attorney with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, in the Denver Regional Office. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of ADA Coordinators and is the principal in Educational Rights Consulting, providing a broad range of consulting services to school districts, colleges and universities, and parents on a spectrum of civil rights issues. Jim is a Senior Consultant with Employment Matters, LLC—Flynn Investigation Group (EMFIG).  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Zen Center of Denver. Jim and his wife Nancy have four children and three extraordinary grandchildren.

Slides from this webinar can be view here.