Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Oklahoma Child Care Center to Ensure Equal Rights for Children with Disabilities
December 17, 2013
The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement with Camelot Child Development Center of Oklahoma City and Edmond, Okla., under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The settlement resolves allegations that Camelot violated the ADA by prohibiting a child with Down syndrome from field trips, and threatening to expel her, because of her developmental delays. Because the child is not fully toilet-trained, she wears pull-up diapers and requires help with toileting. Camelot provides toileting assistance to younger children, but Camelot refused to provide such assistance to the child with Down syndrome during field trips. As a result, the child could not join in these outings with the other children. In addition, at one point, Camelot threatened to expel the child because of her need for toileting assistance.