Chapter 8: Children with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities
8.7 Assessment of Facilities for Children with Special Needs
18.104.22.168: Review of Plan for Serving Children with Disabilities or Children with Special Health Care Needs
The facility’s plan for serving children with or children with special health care needs should be reviewed at least annually to see if it is in compliance with the legal requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (if it receives federal funding and is achieving the overall objectives for the agency or facility).
RATIONALEAn annual review by caregivers/teachers is a cornerstone of any quality assurance procedure.
TYPE OF FACILITYCenter, Early Head Start, Head Start, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS22.214.171.124 Care Plan for Children with Special Health Care Needs
10.3.4.5 Resources for Parents/Guardians of Children with Special Health Care Needs
10.3.4.6 Compensation for Participation in Multidisciplinary Assessments for Children with Special Health Care or Education Needs