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Saturday, April 29 • 11:00am - 11:55am
College Accommodations: How to Get What You Need

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Individuals with food allergies are increasingly attending colleges and universities. There are several things that you can do to prepare yourself for this new environment and set yourself up for success. An experienced Disability Services provider will provide information about how to request accommodations based on your food allergy and what kinds of accommodations could be appropriate. A college student with a food allergy will share his experiences on his campus and tips for making the transition successful.

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Kristie Orr

Kristie Orr is the Director of Disability Services at Texas A&M University and has worked in Disability Services for 18 years. Kristie has her M.Ed. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and her PhD in School Psychology from Texas... Read More →
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Cody Sklar

Cody has severe anaphylactic food allergies to six of the top eight food allergens. On the surface, it seems like an obscene handicap, but in actuality, it is most certainly a blessing in a dark guise for him. This condition does not define him; instead, it has formed his essence and taught him the virtue of compassion. Cody realized his mission in life is to ensure that his condition does not define anybody else. He has learned and demonstrated that the road to success is to take obstacles and tackle them with every ounce of strength and commitment until one becomes a beacon of hope for others. Cody is a sophomore majoring in Finance and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Political Science and is working towards multiple ideas for helping over fifteen million Americans with food allergies to live a life without worry. Cody currently runs a blog for individuals with food allergies and has a national documentary on his life with severe allergies by HealthCentral and... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk 123 Losoya Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

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