Providing food allergy education, support and advocacy
for the Triad!
Saturday, September 8, 2018
703 Coliseum Plaza Court
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
(enter the building on the side facing Coliseum Drive and follow signs towards Dance Studio)
Join us for a panel discussion about the "Art of Advocating with Food Allergies". Due to limited space, registration is required. To register, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a private message on Facebook, including the number of adults and children to attend. Please do not register unless you are certain you will be attending. A wait list will be created once we reach maximum capacity.
This meeting will include a panel discussion for parents and a children's discussion on being a strong advocates. The meetings will be held in separate rooms that are close in proximity. The children's meeting is open to children age 5+.
The panel discussion will be lead by Angela Fuller and Clara Chavez. Angela Fuller, Founder of Food Allergy Families of the Triad, will share best practices for advocating for children or adults with food allergies in the public sector. Clara Chavez, 504 Coordinator for WSFCS, will discuss advocating for a child in the school environment. You will have the opportunity to ask about how to handle real life situations that you or your child may have experienced.
The children's meeting will be lead by Dana Truman-Schram, MA, LPA. Mrs Truman-Schram, a local psychologist, will lead the kids through exercises and activities to help them become stronger self-advocates. She will discuss situations that food allergic children often find themselves in and how to handle them.
All children must have their prescribed medication including epinephrine auto-injectors, asthma inhalers (if needed) and an emergency action plan with them to attend the children's meeting. No food is allowed in the meeting. All children must wash hands with soap and water before entering the room. Children are asked to remove shoes before entering the space. It is a dance studio and we try to avoid street shoes on the dance floor. We can not guarantee a food free environment, but we will take ever precaution to minimize the exposure to allergens.
Children attending the meeting will receive a free drawstring bag and coloring pages to take home.
Adults can enter to win prizes and the winners will be drawn at the end of the meeting.