Child Care Options for Military Families With Special Needs

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You want the best care options for your child with special needs. You want a good fit for your child, but you wonder if you will be able to find the right kind of care. The good news is the military offers quality, affordable child care options, both on the installation and off. Not all child care providers are familiar with caring for a child with special needs, but some of these options could be the perfect fit for you and your family. Here are some common questions and answers to help you make the best child care decision for your child with special needs.

What are my child's rights?

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects children against discrimination from child care programs, unless the child's presence would: pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others or require a fundamental alteration of the program.

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