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Early Intervention Experts Worry The Pandemic Has Hurt Kids With Special Needs

[Source: Disability Scoop]

When her son, Nathan DeKing, was 18 months old, Sarah Pollock took him to the pediatrician for a regular checkup. The doctor asked how many words her son could speak. Two or three, she replied.

“He told me that at his age, Nathan should have been able to say around 20 words, and mama and dada didn’t count,” Pollock said. “That was the first indicator that my son had some challenges.”

The pediatrician referred Pollock to the Brighton Center, a 50-year-old nonprofit that provides in-home treatment for children with special needs, such as autism spectrum disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities, or IDD.

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