Child has been diagnosed with a developmental disability and requires a program/provider that has experience in this area: Ex. cerebral palsy.
Child has an educational disability and requires a program/provider that has experience in this area: Ex. dyslexia, speech delay.
Medical Care Needs
Child requires a program/provider that will care for a child who needs special equipment, diet, care and/or monitoring in order to maintain health: Ex: diabetic, apnea monitor, food allergy.
Child requires a program/provider with wheelchair accommodations: Ex. ground level access on playgrounds, ramps, bathroom accessible.
Child requires a program/provider who will accommodate special dietary needs.
Parent and/or child requires sigh language to communicate.
Moderately Ill/Health Service
The child's health status requires a level of care and attention that cannot be accommodated in a child care setting without the specialized services of a health professional -OR- the care of the child interferes with the care of other children and the child must be put in a special designated area of the program. The child has been evaluated and approved for inclusion by a health care provider to participate in the program.
Child requires transportation to/from program/provider.
Parent requests a program/provider that accommodates children with special needs during the regular course of activities.
Child requires a program/provider that accommodates visiting specialists/therapists for children with special needs: Ex. speech, physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.
Parent requests a program/provider that is geared for the enrichment and education of gifted children.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
"Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors."