COMING OF AGE WITH SEVERE FOOD ALLERGIES
Navigating through high school is challenging enough – school, homework, sports, parties, and more. Managing a food allergy on top of all of that can be overwhelming. Due to a tendency for risk-taking and avoidance behavior at this age, teens are the highest risk group for fatal allergic reactions. Join us for an interactive discussion on how to prepare and thrive through adolescence with severe allergies. Topics include: Bullying & Peer Pressure, Increased Responsibility & Independence, Dating & Intimacy, Open Communication, Travel, and Empowerment & Allies
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Iron Horse Middle School MPR
12601 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583
Come share your experiences and tips along with our expert panel who are living and working with food allergies. The panel consists of:
– Teens with severe food allergies within our community
– Dre Berendsen, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist
– Dr. Matthew Lodewick MD, a local allergist / immunologist
with Allergy and Asthma Medical Group
– Kyle Dine, a food allergy educator & musician who lives
with severe food allergies and travels the country
entertaining and educating school children. He is also a
program coordinator and consultant for Food Allergy
Please encourage your teen or friend to join us for this informative presentation.
MISSION OF THE SPECIAL NEEDS COMMITTEE
The committee was formed in Fall 2002 to:
Provide information and support to parents and staff so they can help children with special needs succeed.
Help ALL children and adults understand and appreciate challenges faced by children with special needs.
Work legislatively to secure and retain adequate laws and funding for children with special needs.