Large Child Care Company Settles With U.S. Over Policy Of Excluding Kids With Diabetes
March 29, 2018
Learning Care Group, which runs 900 child care centers nationally, including four in Connecticut, has agreed to stop refusing to help diabetic kids take their insulin, a policy that federal prosecutors said improperly barred children who could otherwise fully participate in the programs.
In Connecticut, the training by a registered nurse takes 90 minutes and costs $150. Once they are familiar with the process, staff members at schools, child care centers and summer camps can easily administer insulin, said Bonnie Roswig, a lawyer with the Hartford-based Center for Children’s Advocacy.
Roswig in 2016 exposed practices at some Connecticut summer camps that either excluded children with diabetes, or required that parents come each day to give their children insulin — also an apparent ADA violation.