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8/2/2001--Introduced. Amends the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to require that each State plan (as part of application requirements for grants) demonstrate the manner in which the State will meet the specific child care needs of families that have children with disabilities. Includes services for children with disabilities among priority items for the State to provide.Directs States receiving grant funds for a fiscal year after FY 2001 to use not less than five percent of the total for activities designed to increase the availability of quality child care for children with disabilities, including for specified training and technical assistance, and for recruitment and retention of staff.Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants and low-interest loans to public agencies and nonprofit organizations for projects that increase the availability of one or more of the following: (1) inclusive child care programs (i.e., programs that serve children with disabilities and children without disabilities together in a setting where not more than half of those enrolled are children with disabilities); (2) child care for infants; and (3) child care during evenings and weekends.Requires reports by States receiving grants to include information regarding the disability status of children receiving assistance.