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Sunday, November 3 • 11:10am - 12:00pm
Agent of Change: Inclusion Is Possible

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A lifestyle that requires management of food allergies can be tricky when it comes to having your child included in everyday activities and experiences. Even well-intentioned policies can result in exclusion and leave food allergic kids vulnerable to isolation and bullying. Seeing their peers have fun, while they are overlooked or left out as a result of their food allergies can be heartbreaking. Rather than retreating to a place of exclusion, you can take steps to promote and foster successful inclusion. By taking steps to educate your community, family, and peers, you can help foster environments that are open to working with your family. Successful inclusion is not a myth. You CAN build a support network that allows everyone to be included. You CAN be the change for a child with food allergies.

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Laura Acosta

Laura is the Mom to one amazing kiddo with multiple severe food allergies. Prior to her son's diagnosis at 9 months old, her family had zero history of food allergies. She has made it her mission to advocate and eduacate to spread awarness of food allergies on behalf of her son and... Read More →
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Ali Wicks-Lim

Ali Wicks-Lim is a the mother of a teen with food allergies. She began her experience as a food allergy parent thinking that the hardest part would be managing food safety and potential allergic reactions. Instead she found that some of the biggest challenges were in navigating her... Read More →

Sunday November 3, 2019 11:10am - 12:00pm EST
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