NCA Webinars

Register now for our Back To School Webinar on August 7th!

The time to go back to school is on the horizon. It’s a time of year that can generate excitement, anxiety, and anticipation in both kids and their caregivers. This can be especially true for families with kids who need to eat gluten free due to their celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

On August 7th at 7:00 pm ET, the National Celiac Association will be holding a live webinar with a panel of experts, including parents, to:

  • Answer questions to help provide a safe and welcoming learning environment for your student(s).
  • Provide tips, tactics, and communication tools that can be used with teachers and the school for a better understanding of their needs.
  • Learn about 504 plans and how to implement them.
  • Prepare plans for the school day.
  • Learn how to manage after school activities and sports.
  • Hear real stories about successes and challenges and how to navigate them.

Empowering Seniors with Celiac Disease: Advocacy Strategies and Legal Rights

Recorded March 29th, 2024

We invite you to a comprehensive webinar designed specifically for seniors with celiac disease, caregivers, family members, advocates, and more. This session focuses on empowering attendees with advocacy strategies and highlighting the important legal rights and requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to ensure effective representation and care in extended care facilities.

This webinar is hosted by Andrew Rozynski and David John Hommel, two attorneys who specialize in disability discrimination and know the ins and outs of the ADA and FHA. They prepared this webinar as an educational platform and a call to action, inspiring attendees to become proactive advocates for seniors with celiac disease. By understanding your legal rights and mastering effective advocacy strategies, you can significantly improve the quality of care and the respect seniors receive in extended care facilities. Join us to be a part of this empowering journey.

Key Topics:

1. Celiac Disease in the Senior Population: The impact of celiac disease on seniors and the necessity of proper advocacy in their care.

2. Legal Foundations: A primer on seniors’ legal rights under the ADA and FHA.

3. Advocacy Techniques: Strategies and tips for effective advocacy, including how to communicate with care facility administrators and legal entities.

4. Building Support Networks: Guidance on forming and leveraging networks with healthcare professionals, legal experts, and fellow advocates.

5. Navigating Systems: Tips on navigating healthcare and legal systems to advocate for seniors with celiac disease in extended care facilities effectively

Celiac Disease and Gluten Free: Addressing Anxiety Before Your Holiday Celebration

Recorded November 2023

It’s time for the holidays! It’s a season of gathering, of joy, and, yes, of anxiety. Unfortunately, for individuals in the celiac and gluten-sensitive community, the thought of gathering with family and friends can bring unwanted additional stress to what should be a time of celebration. You want to enjoy the moments and your host wants to do everything that they can to lower your red flags. So, what can we do to bring the “happy” back to the holidays?

Join the National Celiac Association for a discussion about anxiety at the holiday table and how to improve your mental wellness during this stressful time of the year. Dr. Deena Abbe, PhD and licensed clinical psychologist, sat down with us for a discussion and a Q&A session around anxiety and holiday eating. We also addressed the stressors felt by those hosting family and friends with special dietary needs.