Child with Down Syndrome Expelled from Daycare for Failure to Reach Toilet Training Milestone

The Disability Rights Section of the U.S. Department of Justice is currently pursuing an Americans with Disabilities Act case against Nobel Learning Communities, a private daycare that expelled a child with Down Syndrome for failure to become toilet trained on the school’s set timeline. The Arc is looking to learn more about the scope of this problem. If any of you are aware of individuals with I/DD who have been disenrolled pursuant to NLC’s toileting policy or other accounts of disability-based discrimination at these schools, please contact The Arc’s Director of Legal Advocacy, Shira Wakschlag. NLC operates the following schools under different names: Chesterbrook Academy (FL, IL, MD, NC, NJ, PA, SC, VA); Merryhill School (CA, CO, NV, TX); Enchanted Care (OH); Discovery Isle (CA); Xplor (TX); Carrington Academy (GA); Evergreen Academy (WA); Touchstone School (OR); Boise Montessori (ID); Brighton School (WA); Lake Forest Park Montessori (WA); The Honor Roll (TX); Southern Highlands Prep School (NV); Camelback Desert School (AZ); Bethesda Country Day School (MD); Montessori Center (NJ); Esther Peterson Child Development Center (D.C.); The Roades School (CA); Riverstone Education (CO); Heritage Oak (CA).

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