The americans with disabilities act and child care programs
This article covers the major components of the Americans With Disabilities Act Of 1990 (ADA). The actions that can and cannot be taken by day care facilities when dealing with children with disabilities are covered. It is stressed that both public and private day care facilities cannot discriminate against children with disabilities. Guidance for determining if a child with a disability must be admitted to a day care program Is offered. A discussion is also presented on determining if an accommodation is reasonable or not. Steps for determining whether an accommodation is an undue burden are offered. The paper presents an ADA case involving discrimination against a diabetic child by a national day care provider; this case provides insight into the kinds of accommodations that day care facilities may have to offer children with other kinds of disabilities. © 1997 OPA.
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Child care, Disabilities act, U.S.A
Pardeck, John T. "The Americans with Disabilities Act and child care programs." Early Child Development and Care 138, no. 1 (1997): 29-89.
Early Child Development and Care