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  1. 1

    Donna

    All I have to say is—YEAH FU@&ING BUDDY!!!!!! WOOT WOOT! WAY TO GO!!!!! AND…….THANK YOU FOR TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM AND WINNING!!!!!!!!

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    GlutenFreeSalafi

    Brilliant news!!! Well doen to the students! Sadly, the news that a university or indeed any other institution could be sued is the right motivation for them to act upon things. At least this way the students in other institutions won’t have to fight so hard.

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    Celiac Mindwarp

    That is totally amazing, how completely fantastic. I have had dealings with disability legislation in the UK and found it toothless and frustrating. I could not be more delighted for all those going through the good but also tough times of education and the transition to independent life to not to have to fight just to eat safely.

    And you can never have enough good reasons to play The Clash.

    What courageous students.

    Brilliant.

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    Andrea

    WOOT WOOT! And Hot Damn!
    This is some of the best news I have heard, ever!

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    Kate J

    Agree with all the jubilant comments above. I wonder if it will help the Australian student who ended up being glutened at Uni and ended up having to leave the course? Or UK hospitals? – just about the only place in the country you can’t either get a gluten-free meal or vote with your feet.

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    Claudia

    I am glad that I found out in this day and age. I still hate having it, however now there are more people out to advocate for us. We are still in a minority even though its the most common autoimmune disease. My New Year resolution is to advocate for others that I may meet in my new life.

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    Adalaide

    This is so thrilling for so many. I have a daughter getting ready to go to college and I know she has a lot to face there. No one should ever have to battle multiple times a day just to get something that isn’t poisonous to eat. This should really make lives easier and pave the path for celiacs across the US and hopefully set an example for Universities and other establishments around the world.

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    Gemini

    My 2 nieces attend Ithaca College in NY state. The freshman is a Celiac and at Christmas, she was all bubbly about the fact that she is totally accommodated there. They have a section where the GF food is kept and only certain, trained individuals and Celiac students can access the area. All MUST wear gloves when handling the food. There is variety. She can order her meal on-line and go to the dining hall to pick it up, all ready for her to eat. They have snacks. She is a happy girl!

    The best part is there is no “proving” you have Celiac. No stupid 504 or whatever they are before you can have the food. If you are accepted and enroll and say you need to eat GF, they accommodate. No hoops to jump through, which is great if you are self diagnosed.

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    Richard

    This is great news!!!

    I recently read an article about New Mexico State University, in which it was installing gluten free vending machines along with other “specialized” diet needs machines.

    It’s about time the universities start to better accommodate our children, especially with as much as we are paying to have them attend their campuses.

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    Darlena

    This is really excellent news! I was just reading today about work required lunches/dinners and how the ADA is a little fuzzy about accomodations for celiacs. This might help a lot of people.

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    Jersey Girl

    Dude-

    This freaking rocks. See what you inspire?

    “Ive been beat up, Ive been thrown
    Out but Im not down, Im not down
    Ive been shown up, but Ive grown up
    And Im not down, Im not down”

    Im Not Down lyrics
    By : Clash

    Let’s rock 2013 and kick some gluten ass.

    XO,
    Jersey Girl

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    Bree

    My daughter is considering Lesley as one of her schools to transfer too. This is great news!

    Oakland University, in Rochester, MI has been very accommodating for her allergies also. They just don’t have the programs she needs past her BA.

    Score!!

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    Betsy

    As the founder of a company that trains (AllerTrain) Universities/Colleges, K-12 and Restaurants of serving all those with special dietary needs it makes me sad it had to come to this but I totally understand the desire to have meals they can eat each and every time they want.
    Will be super interesting to see the ripple will show up for all schools that have students with CD and food allergies in others words, all schools. We are ready to train/help where possible.

    Thanks for carrying the message!
    Betsy
    Founder and CEO
    Kitchens with Confidence
    “Get Trained not Glutened”

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    Terrible Gluten Free Experience at University

    I have had an absolutely TERRIBLE experience. The university was absolutely shocking when it came to addressing my GF diet needs and not only failed to provide but also mislabelled their food 3-4 times a week

    Below are three (3) links to the articles I have written (including what I have reflected of my experience (Link #1), the email sent to admin (Link #2) and my comments on the head of hall’s response (Link #3)).

    Link #1: http://icmn91.hubpages.com/hub/Ursula-Hall-Gluten-Free
    Link #2: http://icmn91.hubpages.com/hub/Ursula-Hall-Gluten-Free-Email
    Link #3: http://icmn91.hubpages.com/hub/Ursula-Hall-Gluten-Free-Email-Response

    I hope you will find them interesting.

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