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Accommodations and Adaptations

Accommodations and adaptations are supports incorporated into everyday environments that provide individuals with disabilities the same opportunities to participate and achieve as those without disabilities. For young children with disabilities, this may include providing accommodations for inclusion in child care settings, removing barriers that impede access to participation in schools, and providing modifications that support individualized learning objectives. By supporting the participation and learning of young children with disabilities through accommodations and modifications, inclusive communities in which all children belong are created, thus also enriching the experiences of children without disabilities. This entry explores the concept of accommodations and adaptations in relation to young children with disabilities. Specifically, it distinguishes between accommodations and adaptations/modifications, addresses their legal basis, and explores various types of accommodations ...

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