Students with Food Allergies and Disability Laws: High School to College
FARE Webinar for Schools: College
This webinar will address the fundamentals regarding application of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (both laws are designed to protect individuals with disabilities) to the post-secondary setting. The emphasis will be on arming qualified students with allergies severe enough to be considered disabilities with information sufficient to enable them to negotiate the process and procedures for obtaining "academic adjustments" (modifications to policies, accommodations, and supports). We will address the laws' definition of a disability, schools' responsibilities, the responsibilities of individual students with disabilities, documentation issues, and participating in the interactive process in which schools are expected to engage.
About the Presenter
Jim Long is an attorney living in Denver and formerly a Senior Attorney with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education, in the Denver Enforcement Office. Long served as a Judge Advocate General’s Corps office in the Army for 23 years. He followed his military career serving a number of years as litigation counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site before moving to OCR. He served in OCR from 2003 to 2014. Jim is the principal at Educational Rights Consulting, providing civil rights consulting services to parents, school districts, colleges, and universities. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of ADA Coordinators and teaches at their annual fall and spring conferences.