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Celiac Disease in Learning Environments: A Training for School-Based Psychologists Who Support Children with Celiac Disease

  • 04 May 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Description of Presentation:

  • Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet - The Basics of this Autoimmune Condition (Dr. Dascha Weir - BCH) 
  • Social Emotional Considerations for Children with Celiac Disease (Janis Arnold,LICSW)
  • Federal Laws and Regulations that Govern Celiac Disease and the 2020 Voluntary Recommendations for Managing Children with Celiac Disease in Learning Environments (Vanessa Weisbrod - BCH) 
  • Family Perspective (Marie Ericson – Celiac Kid Connection)

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe celiac disease, its common symptoms, the current treatment with a gluten-free diet, and a health professional’s role in supporting a child with celiac disease at school. 
  • Understand federal laws and regulations that apply to children with celiac disease and how to help students access resources afforded under these laws.  
  • Explain the effect of celiac disease on social emotional development and how to support a child being fully included in all learning environment activities.

2 PDPs

$16 student members, $26 student non-members, $30 members, $50 non-members

Payment Information

For those wishing to pay by purchase order, please complete registration, print or save invoice, share invoice with your district, and have district e/mail purchase order at least one week PRIOR to the event:

Alex Freeman

MSPA Conference Committee

141 Dorchester Avenue, Unit 314

Boston, MA 02127

For those wishing to pay by checkplease complete the registration form, print invoice, and mail check made out to MSPA at least one week PRIOR to the event:

Jon Mari

MSPA Treasurer

55 Cedar Street, Apartment 2

Somerville, MA 02143

Continuing Education Policy

The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to offer contact hours. The DESE requires the completion of a pre-test, which is to be completed prior to the workshop start time. A post-test is also required and will be given at the end of the workshop. Participants must attend the ENTIRE EVENT and satisfy state regulations in order to receive contact hours. Each participant is responsible for knowing and meeting the DESE licensure requirements.

CE HOURS: The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to sponsor continuing education (CE) for psychologists. In keeping with NASP requirements, these are awarded in contact hours only. CE hours will be awarded at the close of the workshop.  MSPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Arriving more than 15 minutes late or failing to stay for the entire program will result in the inability to obtain a PD certificate. Certificates will only be distributed at the conclusion of the program to individuals who have arranged for payment.



For general inquiries, please contact


Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA)
1 Wells Avenue,  Suite 007.
Newton, MA 02459

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