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Each summer at CTY, many students who have severe allergies attend summer programs. To better serve these students and their families, CTY has developed protocols to aid staff and students in managing these allergies.
Please complete CTY's Allergy Action Plan if your child has been prescribed an epinephrine auto-injector for possible anaphylaxis. If your child has multiple allergies that require different treatment information, please complete a separate Allergy Action Plan for each allergen for which an epinephrine auto-injector has been prescribed. Students are encouraged to bring a twin pack of epinephrine auto-injectors.
You can expect all of the following to be the case at all CTY sites barring any unusual circumstances. Be aware though that these items may operate a little differently from site to site. For example, some sites have dining hall staff that are far more accessible than others (and even this can vary from year to year at the same site). If you have any questions or concerns about these items, please do not hesitate to contact CTY Disability Services or a site's program manager or assistant program manager.
If a student requires more than the items listed in the previous section, the student may choose to request accommodations and/or supports to remain safe and to receive assistance in managing his or her allergies during the program in order to be able to fully participate.
You can request accommodations following the steps outlined previously.
Several of our residential and day sites are labeled as "peanut/nut allergy sensitive" which means:
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“We are so grateful to CTY for providing an environment where our son can be adequately challenged academically and at the same time feel like an accepted part of a social group.”
Lisa M. , CTY Parent