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X (DOB: she is currently 7/2nd grade)
Diagnosis: Celiac Disease
WHAT IS CELIAC DISEASE?
Celiac disease is a hereditary autoimmune disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. Celiac disease is triggered by consumption of the protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, malt, rye and most oats. When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the finger-like villi of the small intestine. When the villi become damaged, the body is unable to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream.
The only treatment for celiac disease is a 100%, life-long gluten-free diet, which means avoiding all forms of wheat, barley, malt, rye and most oats. Gluten containing crumbs can cause a severe reaction.
GOALS OF THIS 504 PLAN:
1. Adhering to all aspects of the 504 Plan to avoid gluten.
2. Assisting X to maintain a safe environment through preventative measures.
3. Recognizing the signs of a reaction and treating it promptly in all school contexts.
4. Striking a balance between safety and social normalcy, providing the same opportunities and conditions as X’s peers, and offering encouragement to the child.
5. Encouraging open and on-going communication among adults about food intolerance issues and doing so discretely and in the appropriate forum.
All staff members coming in contact with X should be trained regarding: What is celiac disease?, treatment of disease, importance of not giving any food and keeping a safe environment, and allowing student unrestricted access to the bathroom.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (including classrooms for specials)
X should be allowed bathroom privileges without restriction. She will follow typical protocol of bathroom requests when it is not an emergency.
Teacher will communicate with parents about upcoming projects which may require alternative foods or materials.
X must be careful with use of the following materials for classroom projects or completely avoid their use: play dough, paper mache, cereals and other gluten containing food, pasta, flour, paste, envelopes and stamp adhesives. Hands and surfaces must be completely washed after the use of these materials. Parents will provide a list of alternative materials if the class plans to use any of these materials.
Parents and teacher will work together to monitor classroom events that include the use of food.
Alternative food treats for students’ birthdays will be left at school in the teacher’s care.
Parents will provide teacher a list of safe, gluten free candy to use for rewards, activities, etc.
X should be allowed access to soap and water to wash hands after touching gluten, before lunch/treat opportunities and after time on the playground (hand sanitizer and/or hand wipes are not acceptable options in removing gluten).
X’s desk should be wiped down with Clorox wipes following gluten touching it.
If X has a gluten attack and needs to be absent from school it will not be held against her overall missed days and homework will be sent home to be completed.
All lunch and snacks will be provided from home. X is not to eat any food provided from the cafeteria.
X’s assigned cafeteria table should be wiped down with a clean cloth before her class arrives.
Parents will leave two boxed, shelf-stable, lunches at school to be used in an emergency.
In case X ingests any gluten or shows sign of contact with gluten, parents should be notified that day by phone or email.