Daycare, Camps, and Recreational Programs
Children with diabetes sometimes face problems participating in daycare, camps, and recreational programs such as sports leagues. It's important to understand the legal protections available to you so you can be an effective advocate for your child. The Association has tips to help parents and guardians secure a safe and healthy child care environment for very young children with diabetes.
Once you are familiar with the laws that protect your child from discrimination, you'll want to know what resources are available to help you secure diabetes care at daycare, camp, and recreational programs. The Association has developed training resources for the school setting that can also be used in the daycare, camp, or recreational program setting. You will also want to know how to create a written care plan, which can be modeled on our sample written care plans such as the Diabetes Medical Management Plan (DMMP) for school-aged children and the Childcare Diabetes Medical Management Plan (CCDMMP) for younger children. A written plan helps everyone involved with your child's care understand diabetes and their own responsibilities.
Do you want tips on how to advocate for your child and utilize the ADA's four step approach to ending discrimination though education, negotiation, litigation and legislation? Often, similar questions and concerns arise in school, daycare, camp, and other programs, so many of the strategies developed through the ADA’s Safe at School Campaign can be used to resolve challenges in daycare and other settings. Read more about resolving challenges and learn how you can get help from the ADA with a daycare, camp, or recreational program discrimination problem.
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