Today is the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The act helps eliminate discrimination so that everyone can have a chance to lead an independent life without being excluded and is meant to give equal opportunities to everyone. Why am I bringing this up here? Because according to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), food allergies may be considered a disability under federal laws such as the ADA. It covers those with physical or mental issues that affect one or more of the body’s systems. Food allergies are included in the term ‘disability’ because they can affect the respiratory, digestive, or circulatory systems. The ADA and other federal laws require public and private schools to accomodate children with food allergies so that they can receive an education while staying alive. The ADA makes the lives of so many people, including mine, much easier! So Yay ADA!!