AAFA’s New England Chapter serves the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Since 1979, we have assisted thousands with asthma and allergies to live safer, healthier lives in many ways. We help adult patients and parents learn how to manage their asthma and allergies, including food allergies, in many settings. We train childcare providers, nurses and respiratory therapists; publish a newsletter and other educational materials; and provide telephone support and information to individuals and agencies. We work in communities and with the media to raise awareness about the seriousness of life-threatening allergies and asthma, and advocate for policies to support and improve the lives of people with asthma and allergies. Let us know how we can help YOU!
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PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Songs About Food Allergies!
Kyle Dine Family Concert and Food Allergy EXPO
Sunday, October 16, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Needham High School Gymnasium
609 Webster St., Needham, MA
(Enter and park for the gym via Admiral Gracy Drive, which is a side street off Kingsbury St.)
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Kyle is a performer and educator who writes songs that empower, support and education children with food allergies and their friends. The EXPO features exhibits, samples and coupons from many manufacturers and service providers.
Newton Public Library
330 Homer St., Newton, MA
Meet the creator of the “No Biggie Bunch,” a group of diverse and adventurous young characters who have food allergies but are not defined by them. They are smart, prepared and safe while maintaining a great attitude and having fun.
Heather Mehra will read and talk about her books:
Peanut-Free Tea for Three
Sports-Tastic Birthday Party
Dairy-Free and Dino-Licious Dig
The No Biggie Bunch book Trade or Treat Halloween can help your child creatively cope with Halloween. Order at a discounted price that benefits both you and AAFA New England. Use the coupon code AAFANE when placing your order at www.nobiggiebunch.com.
Autographed copies of all No Biggie Bunch books will be available for purchase on Nov. 5, including Everyday Cool with Food Allergies by AAFA New England Board of Directors member Michael Pistiner, MD.
A great morning for children up to age 8.
FREE! No need to register.
Educational Support Group Programs
Provide you with opportunities to learn from experts, get your questions answered, meet others who share your concerns, find resources and gain confidence.
Mark your calendar for the first educational program of the fall season! Bring your babysitters, friends, family members!
Don’t miss these important overviews about how to prevent, recognize, and safely deal with severe allergic reactions. Bring your questions, including about options for epinephrine administration.
Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at 6:45
“Anaphylaxis: Understanding and Preventing Severe Allergic Reactions to Foods, Medicines, Insect Stings & Latex”
Speaker: Allergist John Saryan, MD, Chair of the Dept. of Allergy & Immunology, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Location: Beth Israel & Children’s Hospital Medical Care Center
482 Bedford St., Lexington, MA
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
“Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis: What You Need to Know Now”
Speaker: Allergist Curt Moody, MD
Location: Newton-Wellesley Hospital, (Bowles Conference Center Room 1), 2014 Washington St. (Rt. 16), Newton, MA
FREE; no need to pre-register.
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We are in the process of planning other fall meetings and programs.
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“Breath of Spring 2016”
was a great evening!
Training for Child Care Providers
Asthma and Allergy Essentials for Child Care Providers
Upcoming workshops for child care providers are:
September 14 for the Nashoba Valley region REGISTER
September 19 for the Belmont, Watertown, Arlington, Waltham region (Register through Tri-Community early Educators Group or call 781-444-7778.)
September 27 at the Cambridge YMCA for child care providers in Cambridge, Somerville, Watertown, Arlington, Belmont and Waltham. REGISTER
October 8 in Spanish for the Nashoba Valley region REGISTER
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Additional workshops will be scheduled.
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AAFA New England gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our sponsors.*
*Donations of $1,000 or more only. See list below.
Additional sponsors and donors for “Breath of Spring” and the Kyle Dine Family Concert are listed on Events pages.
Asthma & Allergy Affiliates, Inc.
The Behrakis Foundation
Boston Children’s Hospital – Division of Immunology
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Incredible Foods, Inc. – Perfectly Free Frozen Treats
MSIC – Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation
New England Society of Allergy
Northeast Asthma, Allergy & Immunology
The Thoracic Foundation
Disclaimer: The information on this website is for informational and educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for responsible professional care to diagnose and treat specific symptoms. Consult a qualified health care provider for advice about your specific situation. Donations received from our generous sponsors for unrestricted support of AAFA New England educational programs do not imply endorsement of their products.