Including Children with Special Needs


Support for Including Children with Special Needs

The more we learn about children’s development, the more we know how important it is to diagnose and intervene sooner rather than later when a child has a developmental delay, disability or other special need, including challenging behavior.

We also know that the American with Disabilities Act (the ADA) requires that child care providers make reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of these children.

Our hearts tell us that we want to meet the needs of ALL the children we care for – but it’s not always easy to know HOW to successfully include a child with special needs.

United 4 Children Can Help!

United 4 Children’s Inclusion Specialists offer the following services to assist you as you work to meet the needs of children with special needs in your centers and homes.

Telephone or on-site technical assistance, short term observations, consultation and training specific to the needs of a particular child.  This service is provided free of charge.

Community-based workshops about Inclusion.  Watch for information about dates and times several times each year in email notices, flyers and on the Missouri Training Calendar.  There is a small fee for these trainings.

Providers –  click here to view the brochure:  Do You Care For A Child With Special Needs?

Click here to find the Inclusion Specialist in your area.

For more information, or to request assistance from an Inclusion
Specialist, call 1-800-467-2322 or email us at
eberlemaysel@united4children.org.