Special Needs Policy
When the parent or legal guardian of a child identifies that a child has special needs, the director/designated person and the parent or legal guardian will meet to review the child’s requirements for care. The program accepts children for whom the facility is equipped or can be equipped to provide careCFOC3 Std. 220.127.116.11 and staff members can provide a safe, supportive environment.CFOC3 Stds. 18.104.22.168, 1.4, 22.214.171.124, 2.1.1, 126.96.36.199, 3.5, 8.2, 8.7, 9.2, 9.4, 10.3.4.5, 10.3.4.6. Program decisions about accepting children with special needs are consistent with the requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.CFOC3 Stds. 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206 although our church is exempt from sections 553.501-553.513, Florida Statute.
Children with special health care needs or who require more attention because of certain disabilities may require a personal care assistant on-site, depending on their special needs and the extent of their disabilities. Children and adults who participate in the program and who require special adaptations or accommodations not required by typically developing children or other adults involved with the program must have a care plan that addresses routines and emergencies appropriate for that child. The care plan is completed by the individual’s health care professionals and specialists with parents/legal guardians and the director with input from the program’s health consultant, to determine the steps required to accommodate the person’s needs before attendance. For children who are eligible for early intervention services, the care plan can be the Individual Family Service Plan or Individual Education Plan developed with the assistance of the child’s case manager for developmental disability services as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
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