Not sure about this, please tell me: is a "504" designation nation-wide? Or is it just my state? I had always understood "504" designation to be a "Special Ed" designation. My daughter has a pretty severe tree nut (not peanut) allergy and we just received a packet and an information letter informing us that this is now a condition which warrants "504" designation. I'm not sure I'm in favor of this. Please comment... thoughts? advice? [My son, however, has a more severe allergy which affects him more on a daily basis than my daughter... a nickel allergy (basically any type of metal) and he did not get such a packet or letter :unsure:].