Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-435 - Programs serving children with handicapping conditions

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Records. Written parental permission shall be on file for evaluation and placement of children.
(b) Physical plant.
(1) Programs which include non-ambulatory children shall be conducted on the ground floor. All exits and steps shall have ramps approved by a fire inspector.
(2) Facilities enrolling children who use walkers or wheelchairs shall have 50 square feet of space for each physically handicapped child.
(3) When physically handicapped children are enrolled, toilets and washbasins shall be designed to accommodate them.
(c) Transportation. A second adult shall ride in the rear seat of the vehicle when three or more handicapped children are being transported.
(d) Staff requirements. Facilities shall have staff who meet the qualifications listed in K.A.R. 28-4-429. The following additional requirements shall be met:
(1) The parent of a child enrolled in the unit shall not be a teacher in that unit.
(2) Each unit shall have a staff person who has a minimum of six hours of academic credits or equivalent clock hours in understanding the needs of handicapped children, and in developing individual program plans.
(3) Consultants shall meet the educational requirements of their profession.
(e) Minimum staff/child ratios. If fewer than one-third of the children enrolled have handicapping conditions, the minimum staff/child ratios shall be those as specified in K.A.R. 28-4-428. If one-third or more of the children enrolled have handicapping conditions, the following minimum staff/child ratios shall be maintained:

Integrated unit or center Age of children Special purpose unit or center Adult/child Max. unit Adult/child Max. unit

Under 2 1/2 years 1 to 3 9 1 to 2 6

2 years to 3 years 1 to 4 12 1 to 3 9

2 1/2 years 1 to 6 18 1 to 4 12 and above

(f) In-service training. All staff shall have 10 clock-hours of annual in-service training specific to handicapping conditions.
(g) Program. A written individual program plan shall be on file for each handicapped child enrolled, and in consultation with the parents, shall be reviewed and revised annually. The plan shall assign responsibility for the delivery of services, and shall indicate the anticipated change in the child's behavior, and how these changes will be measured.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-435
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 65-508; effective May 1, 1983.

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