Study: Child care providers often lack the training, resources to serve children with disabilities

Jenna Weglarz-Ward, an alumna of the U. of I.’s special education doctoral program, found in a recent study that child care providers in Illinois often lack the staffing, resources and accessible buildings needed to serve young children with disabilities. Photo courtesy University of Nevada

Editor’s notes: To reach Jenna M. Weglarz-Ward, call 702-895-1112; email mailto:jenna.weglarz-ward@unlv.edu

The paper “Factors that support and hinder including infants with disabilities in child care” is available from online or from the News Bureau.

Source: Illinois News Bureau

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Study: Child care providers often lack the training, resources to serve children with disabilities
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Study: Child care providers often lack the training, resources to serve children with disabilities
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Although the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law nearly 30 years ago, a recent statewide survey of child care providers and early interventionists in Illinois suggests little has changed with regard to promoting the inclusion of infants and children with disabilities in child care settings.