The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 protects children with disabilities and requires child care providers to serve children with disabilities if reasonable accommodations can be made. Child care providers cannot charge parents for the cost of making such accommodations available. TWC provides a higher amount of child care assistance funding (the inclusion assistance rate) for families we serve who have qualifying children with disabilities. We require that a professional familiar with assessing the needs of children with disabilities be designated to certify a need for the inclusion assistance rate.Workforce Development Boards administer child care funding provided by TWC through their Workforce Solutions offices.
The Texas Workforce Commission, through the Workforce Development Boards, provides funding at an inclusion assistance rate to eligible child care services providers. A board or its child care contractor may reimburse up to 190 percent of the provider’s reimbursement rate to assist in the care of a child with disabilities.
The inclusion assistance funding is available to providers serving low-income families to assist them in making reasonable accommodations for a child with disabilities. The inclusion assistance rate also is available to assist providers and families if a child’s disability requires more than just reasonable modifications for the child to be fully included in the child care provider’s daily activities.
Accessible Location: No
|Type of Organization||Government|
|Categories||Child Care, Financial|
|Services offered in Spanish?||yes|
|Child Care Available?||No|
|Age Range||Birth - 3 , 3-5 , 6-11 , 12-14|
|Disability Categories||Developmental Disability, Genetic or Congenital Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, Medical Condition, Mental Health Disorder, Physical Disability|
|Does this organization belong to all disabilities?||yes|
|This organization belongs to these diagnoses|
|Is this a statewide service?||yes|
|Email Address||[email protected]|