As our communities cope with ever changing guidance, Inclusive Partners is still doing what we can to support child care providers, children, and their families. Although we are still working remotely and available via phone and email, we are starting to make some site visits. We will continue to encourage virtual connections to determine if further supports are needed. We reserve the choice to meet in person if the situation warrants.
Our team members are committed to reducing the transmission of COVID-19. Let's continue to be patient and kind in allowing space to make the safest choices for each of us.
Please call or email us for more information should you be interested in accessing our services.
Stay well and Wash your hands!
The Inclusive Partners Team
The Americans With Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities.
As services that are open to the public, most child care providers must comply with the ADA. This includes centers, family child care, preschool and out-of-school time programs.
Here are a few key points about the ADA and child care:
- Child care providers must make reasonable accommodations. “Reasonable” means that an accommodation would not place an undue burden on the program and would not require a fundamental alteration of the program.
- Children are not to be denied access or excluded from a child care setting. If a child’s presence would pose a direct threat to the health and safety of the child or the other children, this must be objectively evaluated and documented on an individual basis.
- Providers cannot charge a higher fee or add charges solely for children with disabilities or other special needs. Any fees or additional charges must apply equally to children with and without disabilities.
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If you think that your child’s rights or your rights have been violated, you can contact Disability Rights Oregon (DRO). DRO is Oregon’s designated Protection and Advocacy agency. The agency works to uphold the legal rights of people with disabilities or their advocates.
Inclusive Partners can consult with your child care provider to identify reasonable accommodations and strategies for supporting your child while in care.
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