FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education)

Looking for resources to share with your dining services staff about food allergies and assisting students who have food allergies?  The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) website is an informative site, full of resources.

FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. FARE  encourages and funds research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition.

The FARE College Food Allergy Program

FARE launched the College Food Allergy Program in January 2014 with the goal of developing a comprehensive program to improve the safety and quality of life for college students with food allergies. The program offers resources for students and parents, as well as colleges and universities. To learn more about the FARE College Food Allergy Program, visit https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/community-resources/college-and-university-staff

In addition to information about the college food allergy program, there are also resources for conducting a dining  services self-audit, and access to  the landmark case, U.S. Department of Justice Agreement with Lesley University which  set important precedent for the rights of students with food allergies and celiac disease in a higher education setting.

The site is indeed worth exploring and sharing with your institution’s dining services,  students and others.

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Resources for Taking Tests

Students can be anxious about many things during college. One of the most common causes of anxiety is test taking.   This downloadable pamphlet  is one academic advisors and disability service providers can share with students.

The pamphlet discusses the value of study groups and  offers tips for preparing for tests, taking the test and for the post-test review.

Another resource to consider sharing is the from the website for the Academic Success Center at Pennsylvania State University.  The “Study Skills ”  site is nicely organized and easy to read.  The site discusses various effective study skills and includes a section on test taking tips.

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National Deaf Center Handbook Templates

The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) is a technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). NDC provides evidence-based strategies to deaf individuals, family members, and professionals at the local, state, and national levels with the goal of closing education and employment gaps for deaf individuals.

The NDC website includes resources designed for disability support service providers including a collection of handbook templates.  The templates can be downloaded and personalized for the institution to create handbooks for students, faculty, note takers, interpreters and  for speech-to-text services.

The  handbooks, which were revised in 2017, contain information for orientation to and standardization of procedures as well as general information about how these service providers can work effectively within a postsecondary education setting and with deaf students.

The templates may be found at, Disability Services Handbook Templates


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Bad Captioning, Captioning Fails, Funny but also Serious…

Have you ever wish you had a way to illustrate why accurate captioning is important?  Or why autocaptioning often leaves a good deal to be desired?  The  fellows at Caption Fail have videos that can help.  Yes they are used as a comedic bit, but the videos do make the point that accurate captioning matters.


Other “Caption Fails” videos may be accessed at: http://bit.ly/captionfails

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2018 Member Directory

PDF of member directory

Updated April 26, 2018

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