ERIC Number: ED476377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Inclusion and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A Resource To Assist Families, Child Care Providers and Advocates in Planning and Delivering Child Care for Children with Special Needs.
This booklet is designed to assist families, child care providers, and advocates in planning and delivering child care for children with disabilities and special health care needs. The booklet defines the term inclusion and discusses common misconceptions about children with special needs and disabilities. It explains what the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires of child care providers, using a question and answer format. The team approach to providing services for children with special needs is described and the role of the child care provider on the team is discussed. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the major early childhood provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are also reviewed. The booklet then provides lists of national organizations and other resources for children with special needs, a list of commonly used acronyms and abbreviations, descriptions of common medical conditions and disorders, a dictionary of special education terms, and six references. (SG)
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Definitions, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans, Infants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Public Policy, Special Education, Teamwork, Toddlers
For full text: http://www.centraldirectory.org/uploads/inclusion.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Note: Produced by the Florida Children's Forum. Additional support from Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, the Florida Department of Health, and the Florida Department of Childen and Families.