Many Young Children Are Not Getting Needed Early Intervention Services
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Tatyana noticed last summer that her son was developing later than his peers. Months from his second birthday, he knew only eight words — so the Brooklyn mom sought early intervention services to get him back on track.
But help came slowly.
It took three months for the Bedford-Stuyvesant family to receive special instruction, and close to five months for speech therapy. Federal law requires that infants and toddlers referred for services get evaluated within 45 days, receive an individualized plan, and start therapy within 30 days.
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