Parents & Teachers:
Resources on the Celiac Disease
Celiac disease is a life-long autoimmune disorder in which the body cannot absorb a type of protein called gluten. Foods that contain gluten – grains such as wheat, barley, and rye – trigger an immune system response that can damage the small intestine.
Living with celiac disease can seem difficult, until you adjust to a new lifestyle. This page offers resources to educate yourself about celiac disease so you can better manage the disease.
- Celiac Disease Foundation: This official Web site is dedicated to providing services and support regarding Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis through awareness, education, advocacy, and research. The site includes sections on Celiac Disease, Lifestyle, Kids Korner, Books & More, and News & Events.
- Celiac Disease in Children: This Web site for parents describes issues surrounding celiac disease. The sections include celiac disease in children, symptoms, the gluten-free diet, celiac family, treatment, eating out, at school, in teens, in high school & college, and a case study.
Reviewed by: Adolescent Interest Group
Last reviewed: August 2013