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ERIC Number: EJ1168070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1555-4589
To Play or Not to Play: Equitable Access to Afterschool Programs for Students with Disabilities
Meade, Whitney W.; O'Brien, Jason
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v21 n1 p43-52 Mar 2018
In this case, a child with a spinal cord injury was denied access to an afterschool care program that her nondisabled siblings were allowed to attend because she did not meet "eligibility requirements." Specifically, the independent contractor who ran the program mandated that students be able to function in an environment with a student to teacher ratio of 15:1. District personnel initially claimed that the decision to deny admission was not their responsibility because the program was not administered by the schools, while the contractor claimed that they could not hire additional personnel without district approval.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504); Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A