ERIC Number: ED420365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Mothers with Disabilities in Your Child Care Program. Meeting the Needs of Women with Disabilities: A Blueprint for Change.
Berkeley Planning Associates, Oakland, CA.
Designed for child care workers who provide day care to children of disabled mothers, this booklet provides information about the needs of disabled women and gives suggestions for how to accommodate women with various disabilities. The booklet may also be useful for parents with disabilities who have young children and who want to work with child care providers to become more accessible. Following a rationale for the booklet, sections of the booklet discuss: who are mothers with disabilities; barriers preventing disabled mothers from accessing child care services, specifically bias against the disabled, and inaccessible facilities; accessibility needs of women with different disabilities, including physical disabilities, psychiatric disabilities and disabilities arising from chronic health conditions such as AIDS or epilepsy; caregiver responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act; and making the child care program welcoming to mothers with disabilities. Four appendices list resources, disability organizations, references and suggested readings, and a glossary of terms. (JPB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Attitudes toward Disabilities, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Employed Parents, Learning Disabilities, Mothers, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Parents with Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Preschool Education
Berkeley Planning Associates, 440 Grand Avenue, suite 500, Oakland, CA 94610; phone: 510-465-7884; fax: 510-465-7885.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Berkeley Planning Associates, Oakland, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990