Nassau County Moms Stop New York State From Cutting Child Therapy Rates
We as NY parents should support families that need state funded services for children with special needs. The state wants to inact another 10% proposed rate cut for early intervention services by the state totaling a 20% cut within a years time. These proposed cuts are the biggest for any state administering these services and will affect the professionals and the children receiving services dramatically. These proposals would have a devastating effect on the type and quality of services to children with special needs. Leaving these children inadequately treated will cost NYS a sizeable amount of money in the future. A cost- benefit study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that for every $1 invested $7.10 was returned to society in the form of decreased future special education costs and less grade retention. Similar studies were published by the Rand Corp. and the Education Commission of the US. A recent federally funded study in NYS found that parents were highly satisfied with EI service outcomes. Clearly, EI is an investment in children and their futures, not an expense.
Please email the state officials to support Early Intervention program by visiting the Professional Agencies for Children's Therapy Services (A.C.T.S.) website. You can also visit http://www.bilingualsinc.com/ for more information as well. Lets join together and help other NY mothers that need these services to stop their children from developmental delays that can affect them for the rest of their lives.