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Child Care and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Expanding Available Care for Children with Disabilities Through Litigation

By Maria Gil de Lamadrid

In calling for nondiscrimination and reasonable accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act can theoretically make child care for families with children with disabilities somewhat more available, not only because child care providers may no longer automatically refuse to care for children with disabilities, but also because these families may not be charged higher fees than other families for reasonable accommodations in child care.

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