Fresh Start Learning Center
On December 11, 2023, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island reached a resolution under Title III of the ADA with Fresh Start Learning Center, a childcare center in Middletown, Rhode Island. The agreement resolves allegations that Fresh Start refused to make modification in policy and terminated the child from the program because of his disability. Under the terms of the agreement, Fresh Start will implement new nondiscriminatory policies, practices, and procedures for children with disabilities who wish to attend their daycare; train its staff; and evaluate each request for modifications in policy on an individualized basis. Fresh Start has also agreed to pay a total of $7,000 in compensatory damages to the Complainant.