Children with celiac disease are able to have fun and engaging school experiences. There is no reason they should not be able to participate in all aspects of school life. But you cannot assume that your child’s teacher and other school personnel are as experienced as you are in dealing with celiac disease. As parents, we must educate the educators.
With this in mind, we have provided you tools to aide you in developing a working relationship with individual teachers and the school system. These tools will help you work to build positive relationships, while also educating and advocating for systems to minimize your child’s risk of exposure to gluten. Remember that your child is one of many, each of whom brings his or her own special needs and concerns to the classroom.
Materials can be downloaded and distributed to those you think would benefit from the information.
Materials are broken down as follows
Managing Celiac Disease in Learning EnvironmentsAdditional information can be found in "Managing Celiac Disease in Learning Environments" which outlines recommendations from a national coalition of educators, health care professionals, food service providers, advocacy groups, and parents/guardians to develop standardized recommendations and training resources to ensure the safety of a child with celiac disease in any learning environment. Download Now
If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Celiac Kids Connection at Boston Children’s Hospital for additional support.