FAACT

Food Allergy Civil Rights Advocacy

Civil Rights Advocacy

Civil Rights Advocacy Overview

Through Civil Rights Advocacy, FAACT educates and informs food-allergic individuals of their rights to safely and equally participate alongside non-allergic individuals.

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, and the U.S. Department of Justice have determined food allergies may be deemed a disability that requires accommodation under federal disability laws and regulations. FAACT’s Civil Rights Advocacy Resource Center puts these laws, regulations, and agency opinions at your fingertips as well as resources and tools to assist food-allergic individuals in seeking accommodations.

Because laws vary by jurisdiction, and agency policies vary by state and locality, local professionals are often the best experts on these varying laws and policies. FAACT can help you find local civil rights professionals and are available to answer your questions or assist you in seeking accommodations.

For questions or more information, please contact Eleanor.Garrow@FoodAllergyAwareness.org.