Accomodating the needs

Federal legislation and regulations are in place to ensure that children with disabilities have the same opportunities as other children.

This includes education and education-related benefits, such as school meals.

The purpose of an adaptation is to assist children in compensating for intellectual, physical or behavioral challenges.

They allow children to use their current skills while promoting the acquisition of new skills.

Adaptations can make the difference between a child merely being present in the class and a child being actively involved.

This decreases frustration both for you and the student. This MB provides clarification to child nutrition program (CNP) sponsors on the process, requirements, options, and resources for accommodating children, with and without disabilities, who have special dietary needs. Department of Agriculture Policy Memoranda SP 36-2013, CACFP 10-2013, SFSP 12-2013: Guidance Related to the Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act, and SP 32-2015, SFSP 15-2015, CACFP 13-2015: Statements Supporting Accommodations for Children with Disabilities in the Child Nutrition Programs Subject: Guidelines for Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in Child Nutrition Programs This Management Bulletin (MB) supersedes California Department of Education (CDE) MB CNP-07-2014: Guidelines for Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in Child Nutrition Programs, issued in June 2014.The first step is to assess the child's abilities and the environment where the child will be spending time. The first copy of this issue is free; additional copies are each.Once the goals and objectives are identified and expectations for the child's participation in that environment are established, the team selects or creates adaptations and accommodations that address those needs. You can request copies by phone at 612/624-4512 or e-mail at [email protected], or you can fax or mail us an order form.

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