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  1. Hello Everyone! My name is Shy, and I am currently a 3rd Year law student. I am specializing in Children's and Education Law, with a focus on Special Education Law. I am preparing to write a paper on Celiacs Disease and special education. This topic is near and dear to my heart because I have Celiacs. My first thesis is that children with Celiacs could greatly benefit from special education or Section 504 protections (Section 504 is a civil rights statute that protects kids with disabilities - for example, making it federal law that a school must have handicapped access or a ramp for a child in a wheel chair). If a child with Celiacs is classified under special education or 504, accomdations can be made for the child missing a lot of school, depression or to establish procedures for lunch time or "pizza parties" (How horrible is it for a Celiac's child to deal with the never ending PIZZA PARTIES?!). This is where you come in! I'd love to interview parents of Celiac children and get your opinion on what challenges your child faces at school (if any), what changes would be beneficial, any experiences you have had with your school district that relates to Celiacs and special education (or accomodations) and any other story you'd like to tell. I can be contacted via email at celiacpaper@yahoo.com Once you contact me, I can send you specific questions or we can just chat and see what happens. The second part of my paper has the thesis that a nutritionist or dietician should be available to be part of the IEP team. This is especially important for children with Celiacs and also autism (Fiengold Diet), ADD and diabetes. If you have any experience or thoughts on this, I'd love to hear about that too. Thank you so much for your time. If you are interested in helping with my paper, please EMAIL ME. celiacpaper@yahoo.com I can't check all the boards for replies, so this is the best way to go! THANK YOU!!!!
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