2018 Advocacy Issue: Children Can’t Wait

Many difficulties facing children can be prevented if they are addressed early in life. Young children showing a possible developmental delay, such as speech or motor issues, can enter school at their full potential, ready to learn and succeed, if they have timely access to professional services before age 6. Services such as physical, occupational and speech therapy are increasingly not available in our community, leaving hundreds of children waiting too long and possibly losing their chance to overcome early delays.

Why it’s important for us to advocate for young children with special needs.

Print, Sign, & Collect

Collect signed letters from your congregants and return to TCA. View and print advocacy letter here.

Digitally Advocate

Use this link to share your voice and to ask others to do the same.

Download Fact Sheet

to learn why we are speaking up about young children who need special services to help them reach their full potential.

*Video Created by Step by Step Developmental Services with photos provided by families currently receiving or graduated from Early Intervention Services in Monroe County, NY and surrounding areas.

Recommendations for New York State (The Message)

Raise reimbursement rates for Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education services

Establish funding equity for the 2 systems, Early Intervention and Preschool Education.

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