ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.
An early childhood learning center has to make a case-by-case assessment of what the child needs in order to be integrated into the program. Once the provider knows what is needed, they must assess whether reasonable accommodations can be made to include the child. The provider should begin the process by discussing the child’s needs with the parents or caregivers. The provider can also look at the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), if available, to get more information about what accommodations and services are already provided.
You may file a complaint with the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C. Complaints should include the full name, address, and telephone number of the person filing the complaint, the name of the child discriminated against, the name of the program which engaged in the discrimination, and a description and dates of the discrimination. You can also file a private suit or contact an advocate in your area to assist with communication and accessing appropriate accommodations.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.