ERIC Number: ED337997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Caring for Children with Special Needs. BNA Special Report Series on Work & Family. Special Report #43.
Ott-Worrow, Karen; Baldassano, Victoria A.
This report examines day care needs and services for families with handicapped children. A section providing background information identifies barriers to finding day care for these children and discusses the relevance of federal legislation, especially the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The next section presents information on standards for day care, training needs, the importance of collaboration, the role of grants in underwriting training of child care workers, available funds, and employer resource and referral programs. The next section recounts one parent's difficulties in obtaining day care services. Case studies are then presented of model programs including the John F. Kennedy Integrated Developmental Educational and Loving Child Care Center (Denver, Colorado) at which 25 percent of the children have disabilities; International Business Machines which offers financial assistance and a liberal leave policy to employees with disabled children as well as assistance in expansion of a local day care center; the Trident Child Development Center (Charleston, South Carolina), which is associated with a medical center and includes children with special needs; Steelcase Inc. (Grand Rapids, Michigan), which offers a resource and referral service to employees; and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which finds child care providers for children of their employees with special needs. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Care Occupations, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Employed Parents, Employer Employee Relationship, Family Problems, Federal Legislation, Fringe Benefits, Infants, Models, Needs Assessment, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Referral, Services, Training
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., BNA Customer Relations, 9435 Key West Ave., Rockville, MD 20850 ($35.00, BSP-221).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, DC.